Archive for May 2014

White Man Selling Points!

Open Letter To The Black Women of Mzansi: By Hagen Engler Black ladies, are you romantically intrigued by white men? No? Well, maybe you should be! I know you’ve seen us white boys around. I know you’ve been checking us out. Even if it is with a mixture of curiosity, disdain and […]

The End – Quarta Past

Some experimental backpackin’ hip-hop beats from a Joburg artist named Quarta Past. This is The End. Pretty heavy social-comment lyrics on there about what it means to be a man, among other things. The apocalyptic, minimalist production is by Damian Wilde. “Describes the cycle of manlesshood” is what QP says […]

Rocking a wild life!

Zachariah Vincent comes from a family of environmental documentarians. “My parents ran a small independent film company that made waves throughout the world with their award-winning documentaries. During apartheid they smuggled images of oppression north and during post-apartheid they were mavericks in the field of environmental journalism.” Zach is a […]

Deep Fried Man: Satire in Flames!

Deep Fried Man went down in fucking flames of technical-glitch hellfire on Wednesday night. But ay, it was fun to watch! The Deep Fried Man Kills show had a whiff of doom from the outset, coming as it did at the end of voting day. At 8pm on election day, […]

Blogging For Freelancers!

You can write right? BUT can you blog effectively and reach the greater ‘write-o-sphere’ that should be reading it? You are invited to a presentation by SAFREA member and blogger Hagen Engler on Blogging is Dead! Long live blogging! Hagen will guide you through: Global trends One journalist’s method – […]

Video: Andy Lewis slackline showreel

This one’s from 2011, and is included because it is soundtracked by the legendary South African music outfit Tumi & The Volume, featuring Tumi Molekane on voice. Otherwise, it’s slackliner, base-jumper and free-climber Andy Lewis demonstrating he has the balancing ability of a sulphur-crested cockatoo and the fear tolerance of the […]

AKA – Congratulate

Here’s the much-hyped, but rather excellent new video by SA hip-hop phenomenon AKA. This one stars the lovely Ana Trujic. Ana is an actress, model and kung-fu expert who has been an FHM covergirl. Joburg resident Ana is of Serbian extraction. She is an AFDA graduate and has starred in numerous […]