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Hlengiwe Dube (left) at the opening of 'Hear Me Out', Phansi Museum, August 2017

Hear Me Out

If you feel like treating yourself to a visual feast then head on down to the Phansi Museum this week! Master craftswoman, Hlengiwe Dube’s solo exhibition, ‘Hear Me Out’, opened at Phansi this past weekend, and will remain up until the end of the month. Dube, who learned the art of beading and wirework from […]

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Ibulewe intokazi ebineminyaka engu-14

Intokazi eneminyaka elishumi nane ibulewe edolobheni namuhla. Umhlaba uyaqhubeka kodwa. Kwazi bani, mhlampe ubengaba intatheli asichicilele izindaba ezithuthukisa izwe. Noma abe ngudokotela, alaphe iziguli. Noma abe ngumculi, anandise ngephimbo leNgelosi. Noma abe ngumengameli wakusasa, anakekele isizwe sakithi.   Kodwa yamiswa impilo yakhe, Ubeneminyaka elishumi nane nje kuphela. Kodwa wona umhlaba uyaqhubeka.   Uhlwithwe impilo ngoba […]

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Ma-Brrr, The Queen of African Pop!

Femme Magnifique: A Salute to 50 Magnificent Women is a graphic novel anthology that delivers inspirational comic-book stories about powerful women in science, politics, and the arts. Illustrators and writers from all over the world have come together to tell the stories of female trailblazers, who more often than not have taken a backseat to their […]

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Nothando Nelisiwe Buthelezi

Thando the Poet

Tomorrow marks Women’s Day in South Africa, and while it should be a day for celebrating the achievements of women in our country, sadly at home, and around the world, there are still too many girls and women dealing with issues of neglect, abuse, and limited economic and social power. In 2017 women are still […]

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Amalungu eTPO edlulisa uxhaso lwama-sanitary pads kwezinye zezikole le nhlangano esebenza nazo.

Abantu abasha abenza umehluko emphakathini

Abantu abaningi bakhula ngokuqwashiswa ngalamazwi: Isandla esiphayo, sibusisiwe kunesamukelayo. Kunamazwi anobuhlakani ake ashiwo uMaggie Doyne, intokazi yaseMelika ngenkathi ibungazwa ngomsebenzi wayo ewenza ezweni laseNdiya lapho inakekela izintandane kanye nezingane ezisweleyo. Yasho la mazwi ngesiNgisi yathi: “There is no time to waste. If you are educated and free, empowered and safe, you have to use your […]

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SONA 2017, Young Poet Praising Zuma vs EFF

Ulwazi Fieldworkers: July

This month our fieldworks have put their hand to a bit of videography showing the prominent role that song and dance still play in Zulu culture. Whether it’s to praise a higher power or a newly married couple, or simply for dramatic effect, singing and dancing features heavily in African celebrations. Follow the links below […]

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