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I-1860 Museum neSam China Cup

Robbie Naidoo, Nithia Naidoo, Dhilosen Pillay, Farook Khan, Dr Ashwin Desai and Vinnie Sivabhadan at the opening night of the 1860 Museum

Ngo2016, i-1860 Museum yavula eChatsworth, KwaZulu-Natal. Le ndawo yokugcina amagugu, isungulwe nguMnu Dilosen Pillay kanti iyindawo yokuqala yalolu hlobo exhaswe ngabantu abazimele okuhloswe ngayo ukugcina umlando wabantu abangamaNdiya eNingizimu Afrika. Amagumbi ayisithupha ehhotela iSavera eChatsworth yiwona akha le museum, ezovuleleka emphakathini ukuba uzophakela ihlo. Igumbi ngalinye libheka kabanzi izikhathi ezithile emlandweni wamaNdiya, okubandakanya osopolitiki abadumile […]

Masana Sam Nzima: 8th August 1934 – 12th May 2018

Photographer, Sam Nzima

On the 16th June 1976, Sam Nzima (born Masana Sam Nzima) took one of the world’s most famous photographs. It was also one of the most heartbreaking images, depicting the lifeless body of twelve-year-old Hector Pieterson being carried by Mbuyisa Makhubu. Running alongside Mbuyisa was Hector’s distraught seventeen year old sister, Antoinette Sithole. The photograph, which is considered […]

Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony

Vuyisile Mini (second from right) with comrades

Some twenty years ago the remains of one of South Africa’s greatest struggle activists and musical talents were exhumed from a pauper’s grave at the Rebecca Street Cemetery in Pretoria. Vuyisile Mini was executed by way of hanging by the apartheid government on the 6th November 1964, having been found guilty of 17 counts of sabotage, including complicity […]

Spaces of Perplexity

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Nearly a quarter of a century after South Africa’s first democratic elections were held, the country still grapples with the legacy of apartheid, whether in the form of relationships between people of different races; the massive economic disparity between the rich and poor; or the physical remnants in the form of town planning. KwaMashu was one […]

Izinguquko emabhishi aseThekwini

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Nakuba amabhishi aseThekwini engabukeki emahle ngokwejwayelekile muva nje njengoba bekunezikhukhula, indawo yasebhishi yinto abantu baseThekwini abangaziqhenya kakhulu ngayo. Yindawo enakekelwayo, esetshenziselwa izinto ezahlukene lapho kuhlanganela khona abantu bazo zonke izinhlanga neminyaka yobudala namasiko ukuzozivocavoca, bangcebeleke bajabule ndawonye, iyindawo yomphakathi esezingeni lomhlaba evuleleke kuwonkewonke. Kodwa bekungenjalo phambilini. Nakuba sonke siyazi imithetho yobandlululo eyayihlukanisa abantu bezinhlanga, abantu […]

Omar Badsha: Placing the Collective Above the Individual

Photographer Omar Badsha in his Woodstock home, Cape Town, 2015

Last month saw President Cyril Ramaphosa bestow the 2018 National Orders on a number of extraordinary local citizens and foreign nationals. The National Orders, which are presented annually on Freedom Day, are the highest awards that the country can bestow on individuals. In 1998, the Presidential Advisory Council on National Orders was tasked with revising the orders […]

The Durban Moment

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Last Wednesday, thousands of workers took to the streets as part of the SAFTU (South African Federation of Trade Unions) organised national strike. The union was protesting against the proposed R20 per hour national minimum wage that is currently being tabled. Throughout history employees have used their power of withholding labour in order to improve […]