The establishment of Drum Magazine in the 1950s, notwithstanding the newly-elected Nationalist Party’s policy of Apartheid, reflected the dynamic changes that were taking place among the new urban Black South African – African, Indian and Coloured – communities. The magazine became an important platform for a new generation of writers and photographers who changed the […]
Yesterday, 23 April, was World Book Day. Various institutions celebrated the day by hosting dialogue sessions between the public and notable authors. Bloemonday created a digital painting of Thomas Mofolo to honour his contribution towards African literature. The painting has been printed on canvas and will be donated to the National Literature Museum in Bloemfontein […]
There is a big generational gap between the users of native languages. While the old generation is equipped with a plethora of metaphors, proverbs, and cultural practices many of the youth are left behind. The learning and understanding of English has taken precedence in our education system and for good reason. It is nearly impossible […]
The design above is a digital illustration which was entered into the Indiafrica 2014 poster design competition. It was selected as one of the 20 winning designs from Africa. This year’s poster theme was “My City”. The design was inspired by memories from growing up in Bloemfontein.
The masks in this post were painted by hand.The patterns are inspired by various cultures around the world. When the masks are displayed at a store they seem lifeless. The plainness of the masks make them seem like they have no character. This is striking, because a lot of people, myself included, can relate with […]
This Street Journal post is of some of the people in downtown Bloemfontein. A lot of these photos were taken without the subjects posing. The subjects did, however get to view the photos directly from the camera. This was done, because a lot of people do not seem to trust camera’s these day. So many […]
Here are some environment photos of a previous post title “Fire- Music Video”.
I collaborated with a talented musician and producer, Thembile Dumayi and a fellow artist by the name of Nex. The artists are from Botshabelo and Thaba Nchu respectively. The music video was inspired by the different locations that the artists come from and how the artists themselves form a part of those locations. With this […]
For this Street Journal I attended a poetry show in Phahameng Bloemfontein hosted by The Archives at eKhanyeni. The show was a full house and it was inspiring to see how a group of passionate people could use their talent to draw such a large crowd in a township. I have to mention that it […]