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2010-01-05

the violence of love...

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the love of violence and the violence of love...
two things that shape our humanity...
silly humans beautifully naive and innocent in our evils...
both creating and destroying ourselves with emotion....

2010-01-07

blk jks....

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im greatly pleased to see that blk jks have themselves a website up and running...

best you check it...

the gravity of water...

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here is an article rojer young on 'Umthombo' ...
a project thats getting street kids off sniffing glue and into surfing... really neat...*

photograph by justin mc gee...

2010-01-08

an uneducated people is easy to deceive...

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"an uneducated people is easy to deceive..."
this quote from che guvera rings true when you look at south africas latest matric pass rate.. 60.2%....
its a dismal reflection on our education system and our governments lack of effort to educate the masses....
read about it in the mail and gaurdian...

oh... these pics are before and after pics of a classroom in delft i visited in the school holidays... a school where gangsterism is rife with stabbings happening in the school and a high pregnancy rate amongst the students.... aluta continua...

the before pic is by alexia webster...

2010-01-12

money is sharper than the sword....

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There is a prestigious hotel in cape town called the Mandela Rhodes place
Now it may be a totally innocent error on their part but in my opinion there is a problem with this association.
Mandela was a man who fought for black liberation...

But Rhodes on the other hand was not.
In the book the scramble for africa ive just read about how he...

-sent a team of pioneers to Matabeleland in 1880, tricking the Ndebele chief into signing away the lands full mineral rights, and then in 1893 funded the attack and slaughter of the Ndebele. Claiming the country as Rhodesia [todays Zimbabwe]. And forcing the Ndebele and shona tribes into becoming laborers through brute force and also through imposing a hut tax and confiscating their cattle.

- Rhodes also assisted Jan Hofmeyer in 1887 to change property qualification laws in the cape, which resulted in a quarter of the black and colored electorate to be disenfranchised of their land.

- He also paid off the media to make sure he received good press [ writers from the fortnightly review and the royal geographical society]

- And in Cecil Rhodess will he left all his vast fortune to "form a secret society composed of dedicated fanatics and modeled on the Jesuits. The true nature of this society was to be the extension of british rule through out the world. The perfecting of the system of emigration from the UK, especially into the whole of Africa, the holy land, crete, the whole of south America and the ultimate recovery of the USA as an integral part of the British empire"

There is also the Mandela Rhodes foundation.

The only thing I can think of that puts that links the two is the fact that Mandela bowed to the international powers by signing the sunset clause
Which in effect made it impossible for south Africa to achieve all the aims that were originally stated in the ANCs freedom charter.

2010-01-13

Beyond the 16th Parallel....

ah.. yes... THE B.R.O.T.H.E.R MOVEMENT... some fresh old school hip hop flavour from the UK... in protest to the apartheid regime... and some great old footage from SA.... what a gem.....

ONBESKOF...

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kyk heir.. die andwoord is fokkin onbeskof! kyk heir hoe lyk it..

http://www.dieantwoord.com

taking over the interweb...

2010-01-14

sterkte...

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... alles sal reg wees ...

2010-01-16

...she who revolves the year...

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2010-01-19

bruce mackay...

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im lucky enough to have this painting on my lounge wall at home..
bruce mackay.. up and coming cape town artist... sharp*
check his flckr account..

2010-01-21

doom....

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2010-01-25

suffer for fashion....

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Oh shit... the African National Congress have just brought out this collection of leather jackets..... in true zuma style....er....
thats quite something .... gonna give the toyko rockabilly club some competition!

anyway dont miss out - get yourself one... on the anc webshop...

2010-01-27

there shall be work and security....

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...woodstock...