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Ungovernable: Lindokuhle Nkosi

Ms Lindokuhle Nkosi is a writer, curator and cultural commentator. She walks to a tune all her own, challenging our casually held notions of empathy and love, deep love. She spoke to us about girlhood, Caster Semenya, writing, faux allies and the disrespect of black artistry.  NM: In a sentence, who is Lindokuhle Nkosi? LN:…

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Ungovernable: Taryn Gill

She is self-affirmed, walking to nobody’s tune but her own. She rejects conformity and seeks only her own truth. She is ungovernable, and just the kind of woman we love. In the latest in our series profiling women whose paths and minds we admire, we speak to Ms. Taryn Gill, Founder of the Perfect Hair Company,…

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Style Profile: Hussain Van Roos

Mr Hussain Van Roos is the Co-Founder of Fixin’ Diaries – a movement and business that has brought fixed gear cycling into the daily lives of darker hued Jozi cool kids from Soweto to the suburbs. He is also a brand consultant and the thoughtful  marketer’s dream: he cares about the story and never delivers a hard sell. Everything he…

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On Style: Sim Tshabalala

As one of Durban’s foremost  fashion entrepreneurs and event specialists, Mr Sim Tshabalala has created a number of properties that have become KwaZulu-Natal social calendar and over the years has helped innumerable young creatives carve a discernible path in their chosen industry. He spoke to us about business, beards, being an active uncle, health and his epic battle…

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The photographer’s burden

peter magubane

As all signs point to the inevitable reprise of student fees protests, in the year that marks the 40th anniversary of the Soweto student uprisings, MR SIPHIWE MPYE sat down with veteran photographer Dr Peter Magubane to reflect on photojournalism, means of protest, the Afrikaner and his recent retrospective coffee table book on that fateful day in 1976. …

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Ungovernable | Laura Windvogel

Laura Windvogel

She is self-affirmed, walking to nobody’s tune but her own. She rejects conformity and seeks only her own truth. She is ungovernable, and just the kind of woman we love. MS. ALUWANI RATSHIUNGO sat down with Ms. Laura Windvogel, or the artist and activist known as Lady Skollie. Noted Man[NM]: In a paragraph, please introduce…

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Ungovernable | Tiisetso Molobi

tiisetso molobi

She is self-affirmed, walking to nobody’s tune but her own. She rejects conformity and seeks only her own truth. She is ungovernable, and just the kind of woman we love. In the latest of a series of interviews with these remarkable women, MS. TIISETSO MOLOBI unpacks the struggles and paradoxes of identity and growth.  Noted Man[NM]:…

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Derrick Mhlongo | Fashion as activism

Having entered the fashion industry as a model, Mr Derrick Mhlongo has gone on to build a huge reputation and a successful three-pronged fashion business out of a love and empathy for his people. MR SIPHIWE MPYE had a chat with him about ‘the industry’, pride, activism, mentorship and Iimbadada.  Noted Man (NM): In a…

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Ungovernable | Milisuthando Bongela

She is self-affirmed, walking to nobody’s tune but her own. She rejects conformity and seeks only her own truth. She is ungovernable, and just the kind of woman we love. In the second of a series of interviews with these remarkable women, we speak to the righteously militant MS. MILISUTHANDO BONGELA.   Noted Man (NM): In…

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Allen Coleman’s all-in creativity

You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who has a bad thing to say about the creative, aesthete and gentleman, Mr Allen Coleman. The Ghanaian photographer and erstwhile Freshwallstreet blogger was in South Africa recently and every second person MR SIPHIWE MPYE came across insisted that he was a noted.man. They were right.    Noted Man…

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