OTN – Tabula Rasa Album Review

This review originally appeared on Reaper Magazine. Having formed in 2009, OTN (Outside the New) have been bringing their eclectic sound to the music scene for almost ten years. Their debut album “Tabula Rasa” follows their 2010 EP “Follow the White Rabbit” and as the Latin album name suggest, is a clean slate for the band. The album single “Braille” was released with a lyric video last … Continue reading OTN – Tabula Rasa Album Review

Underoath – On My Teeth Single Review

This article originally appeared on Reaper Magazine. Underoath are back! It’s been five years since fans heard new music from Metalcore heavyweights, Underoath. The last new songs, “Sunburnt” and “Unsound”, were featured on the band’s anthology before their breakup in 2013. These singles along with the band’s earlier release, “Ø (Disambiguation)”, were the first recordings that did not feature drummer, vocalist and founding member Aaron Gillespie, … Continue reading Underoath – On My Teeth Single Review

She.Clix Photography Exhibition

What: She. Clix Women Exhibition Venue: Daville Baille Gallery, 70 Grant Avenue, Norwood (The Factory) Date: 23 – 29 June 2016 Entrance: Free Artworks are on sale 18 female photographers in one place, organised by two powerhouse young women, celebrating all the things that make women special. Being a fan of local artists and photography, I was immediately keen to go when I found out … Continue reading She.Clix Photography Exhibition

Africa migration network launched at Africities Summit 2015

The Pan-African Network on Migration to further the interests of migrants on the continent and beyond has been launched at the seventh Africities summit being held in the South African city of Johannesburg. A session on the migrant situation was held on Tuesday during which delegates took the floor to share experiences and make recommendations on what the network should be focussing on before it … Continue reading Africa migration network launched at Africities Summit 2015

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When times are hard, friends are few

Fietas, a working-class community, lies almost forgotten on the outskirts of Fordsburg. At the bottom of the neglected neighbourhood is 14th Street, a once bustling market street now home to the Fietas homeless community. These homeless people have learnt to make their own way, in the area where faith-based relief organisations reach out to make a difference. “When times are hard, friends are few,” read the … Continue reading When times are hard, friends are few

Day 7: Photographs on 14th Street

Monday and Tuesday were spent shooting video On Wednesday morning I arrived on 14th Street at 07:30. I had organised with Joseph to accompany him from 14th Street to the recycling depot a few kilometers away. When I arrived Joseph had not yet returned from his morning collecting. Godfrey said that he had told them I was coming and that he would be back around … Continue reading Day 7: Photographs on 14th Street

Day 6: The Fordsburg Night Market

The Fordsburg Night Market takes place every Friday and Saturday in Fordsburg square and around Mint street. My visit to the market was’t for direct research purposes, I just wanted to get a feel for the nightlife of the area and try out some food. I arrived early as I had tickets to watch Vumani Oedipus (Read my review here) at The Market Theatre. After three rounds … Continue reading Day 6: The Fordsburg Night Market

Review: Vumani Oedipus at The Market

A new theatre culture is being created at The Market Theatre. A culture that goes beyond the boundaries of the spoken word by using a collection of languages, performances and emotions. Vumani Oedipus is a collaborative effort between the Wits Theatre and The Market Theatre in Johannesburg. The play is a reworking of the classic Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex into an African rendition. Directed by Wits … Continue reading Review: Vumani Oedipus at The Market