Archive for the 'Lifestyle'

‘Ubuhle bendoda, izinkomozakhe’ and the trouble with paying lobolo
By Refiloe Makama “Men are never ugly”. Nnu Ego makes this statement in Buchi Emecheta’s novel, The Joys of Motherhood, set during the colonial period in Nigeria. In a scene between two friends, the protagonist Nnu Ego... read more
Being Cuban and black in post-apartheid South Africa
By Sol Maria Fernandez Knight Growing up, my mother always told me that I was a special child. But then again many parents want their children to feel unique and valuable, to instill a sense of pride in their identity, and to... read more
‘Pictures at an Exhibition:’ Mussorgsky, painting and Virilio’s ‘grey ecology’
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The healthy way to get around our cities
Cape Town, like any urban area, is a city on the move. You can see it in every corner of its 2 461km2 metropolitan area, where 3.7-million people jostle for space on our roads. From Mitchells Plain to Milnerton, Sea Point to... read more