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Friday is a Feeling

Mail Guardian South Africa 16 Sep 2022
Whether it was listening to my father wash the car while listening to Nat King Cole, my mom rocking out to Joan Armatrading and Letta Mbulu, my grandfather shuffling awkwardly to Lionel Richie’s Dancing on the Ceiling or my grandmother enjoying the music of Mahlathini and The Mahotella Queen, music made life in Soweto sweeter.

Teen suicides are a clarion call to protect queer children

Mail Guardian South Africa 08 Sep 2022
The queer community is still reeling from the tragic death of Tiro Moalusi. The Soweto teenager took his own life on 16 August after he was allegedly humiliated by a student teacher because of his sexuality ... Similarly, in June, Mpho Falithenjwa took his life after being constantly bullied at school ... A pattern of queerphobic discrimination ...

‘Everything starts with the father’

Independent online (SA) 03 Sep 2022
Morake, who grew up in Tladi, Soweto, said many South Africans knew him as the “Lion King guy” and “the guy who’s had many marriages” but did not know much about him nor his background ... It channelled him to begin a reality TV show where viewers would get a sneak peek into his personal life.

Orchestra plays in protest against GBV

Sowetan Live 29 Aug 2022
Gorgeous sounds of viola and violins ...

Mbuzeni Zulu: Photographer who shot the stars gets his place in the sun

Mail Guardian South Africa 22 Aug 2022
Magwaza was sharing fond anecdotes with a group of friends and former colleagues gathered to honour and celebrate the life and legacy of the retired photojournalist Mbuzeni Zulu at Wandies Place in Dube, Soweto ... A cow reacts after being taken by comrades from a funeral in Soweto ... Zulu is living a quiet life in Senaoane.

Pirates aim to keep the unbeaten run going at Orlando on Sunday

Independent online (SA) 13 Aug 2022
The Buccaneers began life under Jose Riveiro with a 1-0 win over Soweto rivals Swallows last weekend, before playing out to a 1-1 draw with Stellenbosch in the Western Cape on Wednesday ... The Soweto giants are fourth in the table, one point adrift of leaders Royal AM, who remain ...

Orlando Pirates out to pluck Swallows’ feathers in 'Original Soweto Derby'

Independent online (SA) 06 Aug 2022
Pirates were founded in 1937, and a decade later, in another part of Soweto, Swallows came into being. Their matches did not capture the imagination straight away, but after the teams grew in popularity, the "Original Soweto Derby" became a classic, and unfortunately in one instance, a matter of life and death.

Napo Masheane pays homage to the 1956 heroes in ‘Herstory International Theatre Festival’

Independent online (SA) 26 Jul 2022
Internationally recognised playwright and director Napo Masheane is hosting the “Herstory International Theatre Festival” in celebration of all women across all works of life, at the Soweto Theatre this Women’s Month ... Masheane reflected on the life of theatre legend Mncedisi Shabangu, who died on Sunday, July 24.

Focus on poverty in South Africa urged on Mandela Day

Anadolu Agency 18 Jul 2022
Nelson Mandela International Day is very important to most people in South Africa and the continent, but I think the focus is not clearly directed at assisting poor people,” Thulani Simelane told Anadolu Agency at the Ikageng children’s center in Soweto township ...People are poor in South Africa, specifically Soweto.

Kgomotso Ratsie tells “HerStory”

The Botswana Gazette 13 Jul 2022
“Bontle” theatre production chronicles issues of gender identity GOSEGO ...

Inspirational Monday: How Simon Tseko Nkoli fought against apartheid and homophobia

Independent online (SA) 13 Jun 2022
He dedicated his life to fighting these injustices and contributed to the emancipation of black people from racial discrimination and the LGBTQ+ community from homo-antagonism. This key figure in South African history was born in Soweto on November 26, 1957, to a life of poverty.

Shutterland: photographers’ journeys through everyday life in South Africa

Mail Guardian South Africa 20 May 2022
From the fragrant spice shops of Fordsburg, to fields in Mpumalanga, Shutterland shines a photographic spotlight on life in South Africa ... The sounds, smile, and legends of Soweto ... Bhala’s street life photography aims to shed light on the contrast of life in Soweto for both its beauty and harsh realities.

After a lifetime of preparation, Charles takes the throne

Springfield News-Sun 10 May 2022
LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles has been preparing for the crown his entire life ... “He now finds himself in, if you like, the autumn of his life, having to think carefully about how he projects his image as a public figure,” said historian Ed Owens ... Prince Charles has been preparing for the crown his entire life.

Homemade library builds bookish community in S.Africa's Soweto

Urdu Point 29 Apr 2022
Soweto, South Africa, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 29th Apr, 2022 ) .Behind an unmarked gate, on a residential street in South Africa's Soweto township, Thami Mazibuko makes his way down a corridor and up a stairwell, all lined with books ... So began the Soweto Book Cafe, officially founded in 2018.

PROFILE: Dr Nkuli Boikhutso, CEO of Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital

Business Day 24 Feb 2022
Traumas like these might have put most children off hospitals for life, but only inspired the girl from Soweto ... .

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