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Our favourite further mucker
Our favourite further mucker
The night Hugh Masekela died, a blanket of indigo sky hung morosely over his hometown of Johannesburg. Then a vigil of a drizzle showered the city...
Taking the high road in the face of subtle racism
Taking the high road in the face of subtle racism
Sometimes it’s remarkable how much gaining a little distance can do to throw things into fresh perspective. In my case, it was a 1 400km flight...
Kgomotso Neto Tleane: Capturing the beauty of and in us
Kgomotso Neto Tleane: Capturing the beauty of and in us
Despite not appearing in them, Kgomotso Neto Tleane’s photographs are a form of self-portraiture. By trusting his self-taught eye, Tleane has...
Police Minister's request that SANDF help fight crime has implications on many levels
Police Minister's request that SANDF help fight crime has implications on many levels
On Tuesday night, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula released a statement saying that he has requested the assistance of the South African National...
Between art and memory
Between art and memory
It’s an act as old as the construction of images. For thousands of years, people have been using the family portrait as a vehicle for the...
1 dead, 7 injured after man opens fire on Jo'burg concert audience
1 dead, 7 injured after man opens fire on Jo'burg concert audience
One person was killed when a man jumped on stage and began shooting at the crowd during a concert at the Hillbrow Theatre in the early hours of...
JHB’s nationalistic attitude rears its head in Fattis Mansions, Cape York incidents
JHB’s nationalistic attitude rears its head in Fattis Mansions, Cape York incidents
The divergent realities of people evicted from Fattis Mansions last week, and the victims of the Cape York fire, have highlighted Johannesburg’s nationalistic attitudes towards those in need of assistance from government....
Ahmed Timol inquest unravels apartheid cover ups that protected security police
Ahmed Timol inquest unravels apartheid cover ups that protected security police
The second sitting of the inquest into apartheid activist Ahmed Timol's death began at the Pretoria high court on Monday. Witnesses have begun...
Riek Machar's lonely  'exile' in SA
Riek Machar's lonely  'exile' in SA
A year ago, Riek Machar was vice-president of South Sudan. Now the rebel leader is a de facto prisoner in a farmhouse outside of Johannesburg. Far...
What do young Jo'burgers think of the state of their city?
What do young Jo'burgers think of the state of their city?
Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba delivered his first State of The City Address on Wednesday. He highlighted
A thousand tales span 100 years in Jozi epic
A thousand tales span 100 years in Jozi epic
Copywriter, playwright and novelist Harry Kalmer is at home with words. In his new novel, A Thousand Tales of...

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