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The Portfolio: Khaya Ngwenya

Photojournalist Khaya Ngwenya’s style focus on exploiting natural light while staying in motion

The Portfolio: Lizzie ZiqubuM

Photographer Lizzie ZiqubuM’s Senior Citizens exhibition, on show at the KZNSA Gallery is a celebration and appreciation of the role of grandmothers

The Portfolio: Nanna Venter

‘Artsronaut’ Nanna Venter lets us in on her process for designing book covers, including for Lauren Beukes’s ‘Afterland’

The Portfolio: Lebogang Tlhako

Photographer Lebogang Tlhako uses collage to explore making up something that isn’t there

The Portfolio: Manyaku Mashilo

"Black womxn professionals are at the bottom of this food chain. For me, my position has really helped me to take myself seriously in a world in which few people do."

The Portfolio: Sibusile Xaba

"To build my ability to convey, I kept on living this life [of being a vessel] and trying to submit to it so that the messages would become clearer and I could get a deeper understanding of what they were."

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The author and journalist shares a reading list from her time as The New York Times bureau chief for West Africa

The Portfolio: Rob Machiri

Machiri is a designer, artist, DJ and cultural producer. Here he reflects on the memory work that is just one facet of pungwes

The Portfolio: Slondile Jali

Visual artist Slondile Jali talks about how she came to terms with a new chapter in her relationship with her daughter through an illustration

The Portfolio: Gilli Apter

South African comedian, writer and director Gilli Apter speaks about how hilarious content requires constant writing and feedback from the comedy community

The Portfolio: Tsepo Gumbi

With the Sharpeville massacre in mind, Kwanele Sosibo takes a look at how Tsepo Gumbi’s collection of photographs are a necessary intervention

The Portfolio: Bale Legoabe

"Working on Occupying the Fatuous State of Severity, for me, goes back to how art creates dialogue, especially among several artworks in communication with each other."

The Portfolio: Stefan Naudé

Print is not dead. It is just collectable now. Publications have become desirable to archive: collectable omnibuses documenting subgenres and their integrational patterns. Most...

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"The photographs in the series act as a symbol of, or a witness to, the economic imbalance that exists in contemporary South Africa, where people increasingly inhabit contrasting economic realities."

The Portfolio: Mxolisi Dolla Sapeta

"My narratives are fragmented, characters and objects isolated and stripped down."

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