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More Zen, Less Phobia

    Plan B: More Zen, Less Phobia – Dean Hutton I briefly met Andile Tshabalala on Tuesday on the way to a meeting with Lindiwe Matshikiza to brainstorm ideas on interventions we could create as artists to increase public safety in our communities. We’re calling it Action TBC (to be confirmed). I saw Andile […]

On the Ground in Gaza

  As the drones buzz overhead, there’s suddenly a massive blast, and as the ringing fades the buzzing takes its place again, punctuated by the barking of street dogs. This is the only sign of life to be heard. And life will disappear again. Five muffled explosions echo through the Strip; this was a navy […]

#ZAMAZAMA4LIFE

  Illegal mining operations are believed to cost South Africa over US$500-million each year. Very little attention is paid to the human cost. In South Africa, illegal miners are known as “Zama Zamas”. Zama Zamas typically work existing mine shafts that have been abandoned or closed by large mining houses. Zama Zamas gain illegal access to these shafts […]

Like A Hurricane: Looking Through Muntu Vilakazi’s Lens

All Photos by Muntu Vilakazi   In 2008, while working on a story about a music movement rooted in his neighbourhood, I needed some photographs from Muntu Vilakazi. After a bit of manoeuvring he obliged and copied about 20 images on to a disc. The pictures were of a monthly boho chill session called Evolokxion. […]