Friday, August 30th, 2013

South African photographer Kitty’s puzzling characters

A good photo tells a story – a great photo keeps you guessing. And that’s just what Kitty’s images do: they’re mysterious, and interpretation of them lies, mostly, in the viewer’s eyes. Or, as Diane Arbus puts it, “The thing that’s important to know is that you never know.” Recently held at NIROXProjects in Maboneng,

Friday, December 7th, 2012

The New York Times reports on political violence in South Africa

The New York Times correspondent Lydia Polgreen’s report, earlier this week, on the murder of an African National Congress (ANC) candidate for a local town council in South Africa’s Kwazulu-Natal province in September this year has cast the spotlight...

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

This is democracy

In Durban, South Africa, “shackdwellers are taking their municipality to court. The government evicted poor residents from their homes … … and threw them into transit camps, where...

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Cricket Practice in East London

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Perspective on 2011 SA Local Elections

If you’re tired of the nonsense published in The New York Times or on the BBC website about yesterday’s local elections in South Africa or can’t bear the spin that will come from ANC (this points to...

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Bhekumuzi Luthuli

The maskandi musician Bhekumuzi Luthuli passed away Wednesday after a long illness. He was only 48. Maskandi music is associated with the rural parts of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal. It is also the music of Zulu migrants to...

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Photographer Cedric Nunn Speaks at NYU

“25 Years of Witnessing Social Change in South Africa.” Cedric Nunn, South African photographer in conversation with Peter Lucas from the Tisch School of Photography and Imaging will speak about photography and human rights. Friday, March 12,...

Sunday, October 4th, 2009


Last week three people were killed and scores of others injured or left homeless in attacks on members of a poor squatters movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo, outside the country’s third-largest city, Durban. The attackers shouted: “‘The AmaMpondo are...

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009


“The wedding of Deborah Eksteen and Noel Norris, Mangete, KwaZulu-Natal, 2001″ from the series “Blood Relatives” by Cedric Nunn, South African photographer.