Zaza Hlalethwa

Zaza Hlalethwa studies Digital Democracy, New Media and Political Activism, and Digital Politics.

The things Hollywood taught us to think about trans existences

Disclosure, a Netflix documentary examines the world's transphobic legacy as portrayed in film and television from as early as 1901

The cyclical politics of help

Black women and trans artists are worthy of support but it should not come with terms and restrictions

Online allyship: a broken game of do like I do

The idea of displaying solidarity by posting a black square on Instagram hijacked the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag with a performative display of allyship

The List: A peek at the Stevenson library

Stevenson gallery staff took to Instagram to share a small selection of literature guiding their “respective journeys towards listening, learning and confronting bias”

Tell black queer love stories also

A Secret Love is a fine depiction of white queer romance, but it lacks global resonance

Fighting a way out of Covid-19

Artists are trying new ways of working, with few of them able to access state relief funds

Talia Ramkilawan’s tapestries: When making is its own medicine

Talia Ramkilawan uses rug hooking to create her portraits, which aim to subvert trauma

The List: Things to do, watch and learn

We round up the best online entertainment and activities to keep you busy this weekend

How the clothing industry is adapting now that runways are out of fashion

The fashion business is going digital to attract consumers in the absence of being able to physically parade its wares

The Virtual Lists

For good vibes and an arts fix from your home, watch this

Bored in the house streaming list

Bored in the house? Here's a list of shows and talks to binge on while you wait to go outside

Artclub and Friends: “Every purchase is a vote”

Founder Robyn Keyser chats to us about how she and her utilitarian fashion brand are surviving the lockdown

Press Releases

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

BE 1 OF 8 LUCKY PEOPLE TO DRIVE OFF WITH R80 000

From 23 to 30 November 2020, simply purchase any BMW bearing the number “8” and you could be one of eight lucky people to drive off with R80 000

Introducing Sabinet Judgments

A well-rounded view of reported and unreported judgments supplemented by an advanced system to enable users to rapidly find the information they require