King Kong, the Trojan Horse of protest music

King Kong, the musical that is one of South Africa’s preeminent moments of musical protest theatre, was born of a time when a brutal, illegitimate regime strengthened its stranglehold on visible resistance, and the world needed a cultural Trojan Horse to expose the plight of black South Africans to the world, writes MR SIBUSISO MNYANDA.    Music,…

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The great White T-shirt

When days are balmy, it doesn’t get simpler and more convenient than a crisp white T-shirt:  fitted in the tailored manner of the consummate dandy or the relaxed fit in the manner of hip-hop culture (but not the oversized and extra long version).  It is also not the passé deep V-neck cleavage show favoured by Euro…

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Pilates | A life changing practice

After kicking his smoking habit, unintended consequences for his back forced Mr Kgosi Moncho to seek a new exercise practice that would change his life’s trajectory forever. This is a story about adaptation and embracing change for your holistic wellbeing. In his own words…   My name is Kgosi Moncho, a 43 year-old, a South…

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The art of champagne

It is officially art season and earlier this week, Perrier-Jouët hosted an intimate dinner at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel, in honour of artists Mr Bambolwami Sibiya and Mr David Koloane. Although Mr Koloane’s ill-health kept him away, Mr Sibiya shared his ascent in the art world, with plenty of insider anecdotes to keep the guests…

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