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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Oral service: still a two-way street

Oral Service

You go down, I go down. It’s a two-way street. Right? You would think that in this day and age – after all the articles, the talkshow discussions, sexologists tireless pursuit of the democratisation of oral pleasure – this would be understood, but our lived experience argues otherwise. MS ALUWANI RATSHIUNGO goes down below. The clitoris is the…

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5 Skincare investments for your best face

Beard

As a noted.man you are quite evolved and will be au fait with the three-step routine. Our skins are complex things however, and as we get older, things get far more complicated and require more attention. MS MATHAHLE STOFILE has done all the work for you, here’s her edit of the best skincare solutions. Cleansing brush…

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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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Meet Andrew Ashong

Andrew Ashong

In this short film, British-Ghanaian singer/songwriter, producer and DJ, Mr Andrew Ashong talks about collecting , spinning and making records. We especially love the stripped down ethereal rendition of his track, “Special”. Mr Ashong will be performing  at the Kitcheners Carvery Bar in Braamfontein, Johannesburg tonight, the 5th of December. R80 cover. Click to email this to a friend…

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Sobukwe’s uneasy sleep

Robert Sobukwe

  As we observe what would have been Pan Africanist Congress of Azania founding President Robert Sobukwe’s 91st birthday, MR SIPHIWE MPYE writes him a note on the state of his beloved Azania. Dear Prof. “We are witnesses today of cold and calculated brutality and bestiality, the desperate attempts of a dying generation to stay…

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What is a noted.man?

noted man

  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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Editorial | a noted.man takes his place*

Noted man contributors

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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