Slice of Life

 
Slice Of Life: Making the difficult move to connect
Slice Of Life: Making the difficult move to connect
There was something of a Penny Sparrow moment at a local high school. In a WhatsApp group, there was an incident between a white boy and a black girl...
Slice of Life: ​Designing possibilities
Slice of Life: ​Designing possibilities
I was basically the Fashion Week virgin. There were eight of us in the Woolworths Style By SA show, but I was new to it all. I was kind of amazed by...
Slice of Life: Quiet tribute to ancestors
Slice of Life: Quiet tribute to ancestors
I shot this in 1999 at Coney Island, New York. At the time, I was doing a residency at New York’s Dorsey Gallery. The late Lenny Gittens had...
Slice of Life: Only I can define myself
Slice of Life: Only I can define myself
When Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie made her controversial statement about trans women, I felt mixed emotions. I admire her immensely but when I heard...
Slice of Life: The silence between spaces
Slice of Life: The silence between spaces
The world is small from up here, this expanse of Jozi that falls and rises and rises beyond the ninth-floor window. The drapes and bedsheets from...
Slice Of Life: No country for good men
Slice Of Life: No country for good men
My colleagues are from all over Africa: Ghana, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Congo, like me. One day, we were just having a conversation at work, when one...
Slice Of Life: ​Of scars, survival and feeling sexy
Slice Of Life: ​Of scars, survival and feeling sexy
I was in a car accident a few years ago in which my shoulder was very badly injured. After the operation, in which a metal pin was inserted, I was...
Slice Of Life: ​The food of life
Slice Of Life: ​The food of life
When I first came to Jo'burg from Venda in the 1970s, I worked as a domestic worker. I cooked and did the gardening. When the people who owned that...
Slice Of Life: ​To give another a life
Slice Of Life: ​To give another a life
I was drinking one night at my regular spot in Melville, but I was getting so bored, I decided to go to another spot across the street. When I got...
Slice Of Life: Halo of Dreams
Slice Of Life: Halo of Dreams
I’ve always been a singer but one of my best gigs was singing on Miller Rock the Boat – the cruise ship from Durban to Mozambique. The ship is...
Slice Of Life: ​The long walk to acceptance
Slice Of Life: ​The long walk to acceptance
We entered into a civil union at the Department of Home Affairs in August 2015, because, like a lot of people, we didn’t really have the money for...
Slice Of Life: With everything you do, you must just have patience
Slice Of Life: With everything you do, you must just have patience
I’ve been cooking for 60 years now. I started with my mother. We used to walk from Bo-Kaap all the way to the harbour to sell cookies and cakes she...

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