Tag Archives: Rehad Desai

Three Picks at Encounters

  The Encounters Film Festival kicks off today and runs till June 15th in Johannesburg and Cape Town. There are some great films being screened and The Con has picked three documentaries to wet your appetite. But you can go here to see the full list of documentaries and when they are being screened.   […]

No Longer at Ease

  Celebrating its 40-year existence, this year the African Literature Association (ALA) held its annual conference at the University of the Witwatersrand from April 9-13 under the theme, “Texts, modes and repertoires of living in and beyond the shadows of apartheid”. The association is one of the few institutions that primarily focuses on literature of […]

New Marikana Footage: Did the Police Plan to Kill 34 Miners? You Decide

  On October 21, filmmaker activist Rehad Desai released previously unseen footage that appears to further implicate the police in the massacre of 34 miners at Lonmin’s Marikana mine on August 16 2012. The footage, from Video Two, shows miners peacefully leaving the “big koppie” where they had been congregating everyday during the strike for […]