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Disrupting the Narrative

  Matthew Krouse holds an hour-long conversation with Kudzanai Chiurai who launches a two-part exhibition — the first of which opens on August 31 at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg — accompanied by a new book of essays titled While the Harvest Rots, edited by Robert Muponde and Emma Laurence   According to the Goodman Gallery [...]

DIFF & The Country’s Missing (Dis)Content

  The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), now in its 38th year, is tagged “Africa’s largest and longest running film festival.” The festival’s associated Film Mart is only eight years old yet it has become an important platform for good news announcements, official pledges of industry finance and promises of local development. As an aside, [...]

Cash Ruins Everything Around Me – The Sopranos a Decade Later

  Tony Soprano: And I don’t want to hear about the freaking economy either! I don’t want to hear it. Sil, break it down for them. What two businesses have traditionally been recession proof since time immemorial? Silvio Dante: Certain aspects of show business…and our thing. Tony Soprano: Now that’s it. That’s all I’ve gotta [...]

Ranjith Kally and I

  Growing up in the Sixties, I first began to know of Ranjith Kally through his work in The Post, a Durban newspaper, as well as in Drum magazine. Back then, he was among a group of Durban-based news photographers who became local household names: people like GR Naidoo, Moosa Badsha, Mickey Padayachee, Gopal Narainsamy, [...]