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Mx Blouse and the new-age genre-busters
Mx Blouse and the new-age genre-busters
The local music industry is undergoing a huge change. From the fringes, a new set of rules is slowly emerging, favouring individuality, unrestrained creativity and a break from a rigid obsession with prepackaged genres....
A new life for Nakhane
A new life for Nakhane
‘This idea that people can’t change or evolve is very dangerous,” Nakhane says near the end of a far-reaching conversation, which was...
Outcry over Inxeba’s porn rating
Outcry over Inxeba’s porn rating
This week’s decision by the Film and Publications Board Appeals Tribunal to reclassify Inxeba (The Wound) with an X18 rating — one...
Disagreement cannot extend to censorship
Disagreement cannot extend to censorship
While it is alarming, it is not entirely unexpected that debate around the film Inxeba has descended into threats of violence and the cancellation...
Patriarchy is not just a black thing, FYI
Patriarchy is not just a black thing, FYI
In the documentary film The People vs Patriarchy, one would have hoped that the fast-paced introduction to the film was not a précis for...
All-or-nothing Nakhane’s happy
All-or-nothing Nakhane’s happy
‘I am happy, and I never describe myself that way,” Nakhane says. He’s in London where he has been completing his new album, from which the...
Little Suns: Bloody past in the tense present
Little Suns: Bloody past in the tense present
It is absorbing to hear author Zakes Mda speak of his psychological relationship with South Africa. In his unwieldy memoir, Sometimes There Is a...
Two writers ‘put flesh on the bones’ of our forgotten histories
Two writers ‘put flesh on the bones’ of our forgotten histories
The most recent instalment of the Goethe Institute’s Literary Crossroads series, titled Rewriting South African Landscapes, substituted the verve...
There’s a Bowie in all of us
There’s a Bowie in all of us
“Histories like ancient ruins are the fictions of empires. While everything forgotten hangs in dark dreams of the past, ever threatening to...

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