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Brass, class, steel and sorrow: Jonas Gwangwa cut close to the bone

The trombonist’s music-making was inextricably tied up with South Africa’s struggle for freedom

Violet Gwangwa: Natural class, nurturing brass

A builder of networks and a tactical freedom fighter, Violet Molebatsi Gwangwa nurtured not only the liberation movement, but also the creative spirit within her family

Festac, the ANC and the arts

Keorapetse Kgositsile played a vital part in elevating the position of the cultural worker

Towards reclaiming our culture of the liberation struggle

Judy Seidman responds to Athi Mongelezi Joja’s expanded assessment of her 'Drawn Lines' exhibition

Pretensions of fighting for the oppressed and the totality of white power

We should be wary of taking theories of commitment and agency as self-evident; we should instead question their unspoken assumptions as we also question the motivations attendant to them

Apology to Judy Seidman

The Mail & Guardian apologises to the artist for the errors of fact and aspersions attributable to our lapses of process

Drawn Lines: About the place of work in the struggle

In this response to Judy Seidman, Njabulo Zwane defends a Black Radical Tradition of refusing the notion of work itself

The role of liberation culture

Judy Seidman responds to Athi Mongezeleli Joja’s review of her exhibition with some reflections on the praxis of the Medu Art Ensemble

A guide to embarking on an arts career in South Africa

The politics of art aren’t always discovered in the confines of the art industry and its institutions

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