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Navigating gender and sexuality: know your CIS from your TRANS

Illustration of hands and banners around gender equality

To be true allies in the dismantling of patriarchy, men need to unlearn a lot of things, and unlearning requires a lot of learning. We need to learn,  for example, how our cis-het* status benefits us, in order to unlearn our privilege. But there are so many jargon-y sounding words surrounding feminist and queer theory;…

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Justice deferred and the assassination of Thomas Sankara

Thomas Sankara

On what would have been his 66th Birthday, we remember Thomas Sankara, The Upright Man. The founding president of Burkina Faso who was a man of the people, champion of accountable governance, political humility and gender parity, was assassinated on October 15, 1987 in a conspiracy widely understood to have been led by his closest confidante, Blaise…

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What is a noted.man?

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  We had time to kill during a photo shoot, so we sat in front of a camera and answered a very serious question. What is a noted.man? Enjoy —– Directed by Mr Lee Molefi Music: Zombie by Mr Fela Kuti Image by Ms. Stephanie O’Connor Click to email this to a friend (Opens in…

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The Collector | DJ Kenzhero on vinyl and Kamasi Washington

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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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Ungovernable | Mathahle Stofile

Noted Man Mathahle Stofile

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 first of a series of interviews with these remarkable women, we start at home, with noted.man grooming contributor, MS. MATHAHLE STOFILE.   Noted…

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