Tag Archives: Eastern Cape

Cellphones and ceremony: a wedding

The Eastern Cape LGBTI Organisation marched down Oxford Street on 10 August. It was a small, but vibrant group of people, carrying placards, singing protests songs.  As usual, I took pictures. But I really struggled this time. There were almost … Continue reading

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Commemorating the Centenary of the 1913 Natives’ Land Act

Upper Gxulu, near Keiskammahoek, Eastern Cape 5 June 2013

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For the ancestors

I have owed you some pictures for a while now. This relates to a ceremony held in Thabisa’s village, Corana, just the other side of Mthatha. Thabs and her cousin Mazwi had both been dreaming regularly of their great-grandmother who … Continue reading

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No we aren’t

Thabo at the Barefoot Café in Chintsa is probably perfect for his job. He is warm and friendly, and tall and good-looking. He chats to the backpackers from Sweden and Germany, and students from Grahamstown. He shoots the breeze with … Continue reading

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Fifty photographs

Saturday was Youth Day in South Africa – a commemoration of the youth uprising that began in Soweto on 16 June 1976. As I drove Thabs to work she declared that she was fully “youth-ed up” and began an impressive … Continue reading

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Southernwood

Drive up Oxford Street in East London, away from the sea, into Southernwood.  Walking distance from the centre of town, most of the grand houses in this suburb have been turned into offices.  The ordinary Victorian and Edwardian houses have … Continue reading

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