MY BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL FEATURE MODEL Full name: Portia Moemedi Age: 21 Nationality: Black South African Profession: Student Hobbies: Sport, scrapbooking,wine touring and surfing the net I'm currently studying at the University of Stellenbosch doing a Bsc in Sport Sciences, and hoping to do honours in Biokinetics. I was born in the Kalahari - Kuruman- but we moved a lot[...]
Zwelethu Mthethwa, born in 1960, famously makes medium-to-large-scale portraits of migrant workers and their living quarters on the borders of Cape Town and Johannesburg. However this is a sample of his breadth of work; capturing the interior walls of the workers in South Africa, the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, and the honest laborer.
In a country where black workers earn six times less than their white counterparts (today!), it might seem pretty obvious that the advantages of skin color still subtly live on in South Africa. However when Roger Young decided to literally spell it out for his fellow white citizens with a T-shirt, a fierce debate about racial relations and the role of apartheid today broke out that has South Afric[...]
"….the lovely South African film "Otelo Burning" is a coming-of-age story with the grand sweep of history as its background" - The New York Times The award winning South African movie Otelo Burning is finally coming to the United States on November 30th 2012 in New York City, premiering as the first movie to be shown in state of the art cinematic luxury of Afro-Latino diaspora theater Mist Harl[...]
A gorgeous editorial with a beautiful message: "This fashion story plays on the bloody past of South Africa and highlights the new society that came into being after the country became a democracy in 1994. The title, The 33rd Ray, refers to the architectural feature of the Voortrekker monument where sunlight passes through an opening of the roof on the 16th of December each year. This ray of li[...]
The-frown-metallic-kiss mix describes a South Africa blooming and bursting at the seams with youth energy and talent. The youth of South Africa have come a long way from that generation of brave June 16 1976 kids, who mobilised their entire communities and started a tide of change that would result in a free South Africa. That was one very special kind of youth energy…one that’s allowed us (the yo[...]