South African DJ/Producer Aero Manyelo releases his latest synth-heavy single "Rabo Dlegha"
South African (and worldwide) icon Nelson Mandela's words and actions have always been about love, and peace and forgiveness. So it makes sense that we look back on his words on Valentine's Day 1995 when a young person asked him if he celebrated Valentine's Day. Mandela explains his lack of knowledge about the holiday due to his upbringing and his ‘tight programe does not allow’ him ‘to find time [...]
We gave these beautiful images a series title, but here is a word from the mixed media South African artist herself: Artist Statement My work is a visual play between beauty and tragedy, rhythm and interruption – searching for a sense of order in the overwhelming chaos of life. Two main metaphors I use are those of disguise and pattern. Apart from the obvious masks, I play games of hide and [...]
Creating waves in the genre of ballet and contemporary dance, South Africa's Dada Masilo upturns ideas of African masculinity, sexuality, and traditional ballet form with her revolutionary dance pieces. Most known for her take on perhaps the most renowned ballet productions "Swan Lake", Masilo took the classic Tchaikovsky ballet and had Odile, one of the female leads, played by Boyside Diko[...]
South African electronica group BIG FKN GUN releases their much anticipated video for Pop Models. The wild synth, vibrant visuals filled with images of gorgeous models is the perfect accompaniment to the hints of kwaito style production and bass, overlaid with soft rapping vocals. Africlectists, is this going to be on the playlist?
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.
From Lomas' website: A project documenting the use of leopards and other animals for traditional, cultural and religious purposes. These images are captured often in the field whilst working on a documentary To Skin a Cat, a film I am making addressing the loss of leopard populations to an illegal skin trade.
In an exhibition at Goodman Gallery Cape titled Between Darkness and Light, award-winning photographer Jodi Bieber explores the twilight that she experienced in the decade following the advent of democracy in South Africa. Curated by Liza Essers and Storm Janse Van Rensburg, the show is a selection of work from 1993 to 2004, primarily revealing Bieber’s more rarely shown independent series, as wel[...]
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[...]