Photographing past and present newsmakers
/ 21 June 2022

Photographing past and present newsmakers

As I enter the exhibition titled Names in Uphill Letters — A historiography of the newsmakers who tread(ed) South Africa’s soil, at the Workers Museum in Newtown, I encounter a photography lecturer, reflecting with a group of students on the picture frames by freelance photojournalist Jacob Mawela.  The museum itself has a chequered history starting […]

St Paul: A heavy cross to bear
/ 18 April 2022

St Paul: A heavy cross to bear

St Paul’s doctrinal legacy includes antisemitism, misogyny, homophobia and the divine right of kings. Thankfully, there is another tradition, personified by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Most churches in the LGBTQ+ Dark Ages
/ 16 April 2022

Most churches in the LGBTQ+ Dark Ages

Homophobia persists in mainstream churches despite the acceptance of the queer community by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane and Bishop Paul Verryn

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