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"Please vote for my story," Says Local Author

Author and Rhodes University student L. Sojini is asking for people to vote for him.   His story “Uncle Sbu” is one of the entries in Gamaphile’s competition for writers. Gamaphile is a new online platform for authors and readers to publish and read writing from the continent.   Hoping to win the competition, L. Sojini think 2019 will be a memorable year for him for a couple of reasons. First, he moved from Tembisa in Johannesburg to Makhanda (Grahamstown) to pursue his master's degree in creative writing studies. This, he believes, will open closed doors and improve his writing…



NZ Mosque Massacre, Racism, and Prejudice – We Are All Victims, We Are All Guilty

Devan Moonsamy, CEO of The ICHAF Training Institute
By Devan Moonsamy CEO of The ICHAF Training Institute Brenton Tarrant attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, just a few days ago, murdering 49 people. He filmed it, he is proud of it, and we know he is a white supremacist from the disturbing manifesto he posted online just before the attack. Wajahat Ali of the New York Times places the blame for the Christchurch Massacre on non-Muslims’ shoulders. He writes just two days after the attack, ‘All those who have helped to spread the worldwide myth that Muslims are a threat have blood on their hands.’ But does…



Nomalizo Tutu: Our South African Rose

Devan Moonsamy, CEO of The ICHAF Training Institute
By Devan Moonsamy CEO of The ICHAF Training Institute How much do you know about Nomalizo Leah Tutu (86), the wife of Desmond Tutu (87)? The dynamic couple have been married for almost 65 years. Mrs Tutu has always been a stronghold for the Archbishop. She is highly accomplished and has devoted her life to workers’ rights and education, among other causes. Nomalizo’s half century of activism has seen tremendous success and brought relief to the lives of others. It has also empowered and inspired others to keep pushing the workers’ movement forward. How so? Fighting for domestic workers’ rightsIn…



South African, Ashley Frank, named Global Top 100 Gay Leader

South African, Ashley Frank, named Global Top 100 Gay Leader
Johannesburg, Gauteng March 8, 2019:  German business giant Uhlala GmBh in conjunction with ESCP Europe has named South African Executive Coach, Ashley Frank, among its Global Top 100 LGBT+ Leaders (2019). The contest, run by Uhlala subsidiary RAHM, selects, through a rigorous international jury, the Top 100 LGBT leaders from more than 27 countries each year. 55% of RAHM’s jury are CEO’s, Founders or other senior managers and represent prestigious brands such as McKinsey, Google, SAP, Commerzbank, Herbert Smith Freehills and Grant Thornton. The Top 100 will meet in Dublin at the end of June and will spend time networking,…



StateoftheART Gallery Award 2019 – Call for entries

StateoftheART Gallery Award 2019 – Call for entries
Cape Town: StateoftheART is delighted to present a national open call for artists to apply to the 2nd edition of the StateoftheART Gallery Award, a visual arts prize aimed at uncovering emerging South African talent. Entry is open to all artists who are permanently resident in South Africa, aged 18 years and older, and who have not held a solo exhibition with a commercial gallery. The winner of the 2019 StateoftheART Gallery Award  will receive a R20 000 cash prize and a solo exhibition with StateoftheART.  Finalists will participate in a group exhibition at the Cape Town gallery in September…



DA Gauteng Manifesto Launch Accreditation now open

DA Gauteng Manifesto Launch Accreditation now open
On Saturday, 9 March 2019, The Democratic Alliance (DA) Gauteng Premier Candidate, Solly Msimanga, will launch the Party’s Provincial Manifesto ahead of the 2019 General Elections. The Provincial Manifesto which comes two weeks after the National Manifesto was launched, will outline the Party’s vision to bring real Change which Builds One Gauteng for All. The DA’s Provincial Manifesto will focus on open and fair access to real long-term jobs; securing our borders and creating an honest and professional police service; stopping corruption and accelerating the provision of basic services. Media wishing to attend the Manifesto Launch should RSVP at lulamam@da.org.za The following…



Open letter to all Church Ministers

REF: The Church is under siege.In the recent past, we have witnessed God’s people being fed with grass like animals. We have also seen some church leaders abusing church folks by walking on them literally. And we have also seen believers being doomed with pesticides, as though it was not enough we have witnessed church people being robbed on the pulpit by exploiting their hard earned monies. Lately, we see Churches running the so-called ‘department of miracles’. This is a special department which engineers miracles by coming up with gimmicks in order to lure gullible people. Based on the issues raised…



Talent From Emerging Creatives Showcases At Pop-Up Exhibition At Nelson Mandela University Bird Street Gallery, Port Elizabeth

Talent From Emerging Creatives Showcases At Pop-Up Exhibition At Nelson Mandela University Bird Street Gallery, Port Elizabeth
Looking for a way to spend Human Rights Day? Interested in seeing the Eastern Cape’s newest artistic and design talent? Head to Nelson Mandela University Bird Street Gallery in Port Elizabeth on 21 March 2019 at 18h00 where work by entrants into South Africa’s most supportive awards programme for emerging creatives, the PPC Imaginarium Awards, will be on display. The show features a range of artworks that have been entered into the annual PPC Imaginarium Awards in the categories of fashion, sculpture, jewellery and industrial design.  In keeping with NMU’s ethos of exposure and representation, the East Coast gallery continues…



Uniting a Nation through song

Our national anthem Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika was named best national anthem in the world by The Economist. It won this award because of its inclusivity and ability to bring people together.  Our anthem which, pieces together lyrics in Afrikaans‚ English‚ Xhosa‚ Zulu and Sesotho, combining an eponymous poem originally written as a prayer by late poet Enoch Sontonga and parts of South Africa's former anthem, "Die Stem", was hailed as "an act of musical healing".  And so, we’re calling all South African’s to be united by song and the spirit of Ubuntu in our Anthem project. Submit your video:anthemproject.news24.com At…



Sticks and stones create a master piece!

Sticks and stones create a master piece!
Chris Soal is an award-winning artist living and practicing in Johannesburg, South Africa. Using found materials as the departure point for his works, Soal’s sculptural and spatial approach to making art is driven foremost by formal concerns such as texture, light and form expressed in an abstract minimalist language. Conceptually, his works refer to the political context of their making, highlighting the histories embedded in the found material, and utilising them in a way that challenges societal assumptions of value.   In 2017, Soal graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts (Hons) at the University of Witwatersrand. He…



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