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Taking stock of a local lockdown

Some Nelson Mandela Bay residents are abiding by restrictions; others are feeling festive

It’s just not cricket

Near Makhanda in the Eastern Cape in the village of Salem is a cricket pitch that is said to be the oldest in the country. Watered by blood and trauma, rolled with frontier nostalgia and contemporary paranoia, how does it play?

February 11 1990: Mandela’s media conquest

Nelson Mandela’s release from prison was also South Africa’s first ‘media event’. And, despite the NP’s, and the SABC’s, attempt to control the narrative, the force of Madiba’s personality meant that he emerged as a celebrity

Our land of empty promises

The tragedy of dispossession under colonial rule and apartheid continues under democracy

‘Why I decided to call my brand MaXhosa’

Designer Laduma Ngxokolo has kept his family together in his business

The limits of coloured nationalism

Gatvol Capetonian is a coloured ultra-nationalist organisation but here’s the kicker: their racist culprit is the post-apartheid government

Coloured civic ‘bloc’ set to contest poll

But there is already polarisation, as some activists disagree with the racist rhetoric doing the rounds

Justice failed, says initiates’ father

Two traditional nurses found guilty of mutilating a man’s two sons were given an ‘insulting’ sentence

Queer – and proud to be Xhosa

The furore over the film Inxeba has cast a light on men who are gay but deeply committed to their culture

Exposing a culture’s wounds

It’s been fêted around the world, but Inxeba’s smashed stereotypes will cause a stir locally

​Inxeba: A moment of confrontation

The film questions the idea of manhood in Xhosa culture through a relationship between three men.

​Actor Nakhane Touré fends off hate speech over controversial new film

'The Wound' tackles the unspoken issue of sexuality and tradition in a film about Xhosa initiates.

Tony Gum: ​A rapid-fire blast into art world

Tony Gum is only 21 but already she has made her name both locally and on the international scene.

Xhosa chic stands tall

Forged in the heart of tradition, Laduma Ngxokolo’s designs have set South Africa’s fashion world on fire.

Khaya Dlanga: Diverse people unite!

Black people have been oppressed for so long that they continue to use the language of the former oppressor, writes Khaya Dlanga.

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