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Top Five Fridays: Black comic book writers

by: Ayanda Sishi - 9 November 2018

Top Five Fridays: Black comic book writers

Here is a look at some of the top black comic book writers you should know about. Comic characters are bigger than life. Through graphic novels, we are able to escape the confines of our surroundings and escape to the city of Attilan or the bustling futuristic metropolis of Wakanda. The writers of graphic novels...

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A few words with Zana Masombuka, the Ndebele Superhero

by: Livhuwani Mukhondo - 15 October 2018

A few words with Zana Masombuka, the Ndebele Superhero

This creative director uses science fiction to co-create with the universe Inspired by her small town rural upbringing at KwaNdebele, Siyabuswa, Zana Masombuka is creating artwork that speaks to Africa’s active role in globalisation.Through her work, this 23-year-old freelance creative director is interested in how African artists aim to pioneer the stories being written about...

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Undressing the politics of nudity

by: Moroetsana Serame - 12 October 2018

Undressing the politics of nudity

Exploring nudity as a form of activism and art with Bella Makhubo. During traditional ceremonies nudity is acceptable but when womyn start to exercise this same agency over their bodies in their daily lives it becomes controversial. A prime example is the public outrage at Zodwa Wabantu’s nudity yet when nudity is placed in the...

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Nandos is spicing up the South African art scene

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 11 October 2018

Nandos is spicing up the South African art scene

Nandos is opening up the industry one artwork at a time Nandos opened up their doors to the media and a select group of influencers in the last week of September  to unveil their new tricked out head office at Central Kitchen in Berea. The space is a celebration of South African art and design....

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Three of Karabo Poppy Moletsane’s most Notable Artworks

by: Livhuwani Mukhondo - 28 September 2018

Three of Karabo Poppy Moletsane’s most Notable Artworks

Preserving the African aesthetic Karabo ‘Poppy’ Moletsane is a multi-award winning illustrator and street artist based in Pretoria. She has taken her place in influencing our spaces through her signature cultural and afrofuturistic visuals. When Karabo was asked what she loved most about creating by Visi, she said it was “the ability to represent the...

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5 places to visit if you’re tired of the city

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 28 May 2018

5 places to visit if you’re tired of the city

The city can oftentimes get a bit overwhelming, what with all the traffic, the noise and the busyness that’s sure  to give you a headache by the time the day is over. If you work in the city and socialise in the city, you probably need a break from it. So, we decided to compile...

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Take your art to the next level with the #OwnYourMark workshops

by: Sanelisiwe Maliza - 11 January 2018

Take your art to the next level with the #OwnYourMark workshops

Calling all artists looking to step up their digital game and take their art to the next level! British Council in partnership with Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) and Digify Africa bring you a brand new training programme designed to give artists the skills they need to make the most of the digital world...

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Glow Makatsi – vibrating higher and higher

by: Cole Ndelu - 19 December 2017

Glow Makatsi – vibrating higher and higher

I first came across Glow in Afropunk’s article, The Glo’wup: the intricacies of being a transgender woman in South Africa. Glow Makatsi is a multi-talented vlogger, stylist and trans-activist based in Johannesburg. The self described “glitch in the gender matrix” has an energy that is hard to miss. She has appeared on MTV Bases’ recent...

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The soft aesthetics of “sad boy” Lorenzo Plaatjies

by: Cole Ndelu - 20 November 2017

The soft aesthetics of “sad boy” Lorenzo Plaatjies

Sometimes, talent trumps everything. Lorenzo Plaatjies is proof of this. The Joburg-based artist, art director and game developer is coming for everything. He is currently in the in the top 10 of Behance’s most appreciated list in the South African creatives category. He also recently collaborated with Mr Price as part of their new T-shirt...

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Watch dancer’s emotional speech about not being recognised in South Africa

by: Live Staff - 22 May 2017

Watch dancer’s emotional speech about not being recognised in South Africa

Cape Town-based dancer Mamela Nyamza recently spoke at the Live Event Technical & Production Conference, which took place between May 18 and 20 in Johannesburg. She began by playing a clip of the silent protest she and three other dancers, Chuma Sopotela, Buhlebezwe Siwani and Zikhona Jacobs, held at the 52nd Fleur Du Cap Theatre...

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