Editorial | a noted.man takes his place*

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Welcome to noted.man, a destination founded on ongoing conversations with gentlemen on the African continent and the Diaspora. These conversations regularly unpack masculinities, identity, society, art, culture, style and the political economy. While we are launching as a multimedia platform based in South Africa, we consider ourselves very much a Pan-African lifestyle brand. Because of my…

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The Sartist chronicles

the sartists

  The Sartists – a Johannesburg-based creative collective – was formed to challenge parochial ideas about blackness in modern society, taking a considered, autodidactic and documentary approach to style and identity. Sartist co-founder MR WANDA LEPHOTO did the talking and his partner MR KABELO KUNGWANE documented their wide-ranging discussion in Johannesburg. Feature image By MR NAM NTANTALA.   Formed by the…

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The Collector | DJ Kenzhero on vinyl and Kamasi Washington

kenzhero record

DJ Kenzhero – the South African spinner who has shared the stage with everyone from Thandiswa and Tumi Molekane to 9th Wonder and Yasiin Bey – may not discriminate against digital, but his default setting has always been vinyl. In the first of a series on varied collectors, he shared a coveted next buy and his journey…

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Imbawula | Intimate stories of our shared humanity

Imbawula Hlubi Mboya

Another intimate night at the Bassline in Newtown Johannesburg at the last Imbawula of 2015, saw four extremely different storytellers come together to share some really personal stories in an effort to raise money for the Quarphix foundation – a youth development NGO that gives a leg up to disadvantaged youth. MS ALUWANI RATSHIUNGO was there.…

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