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The New Radicals – A Generational Memoir of the 1970′s

By the end of the 1960′s, opposition to apartheid was in disarray. Yet in the space of a few short years, major and radical challenges developed that would set the country on a new path.  This lively and original book tells the story of a generation of activists who embraced new forms of opposition politics […]

Book of the Month: Keeping Time – 1964 – 1974 The Photographs and Cape Town Jazz Recordings of Ian Bruce Huntley

This book celebrates the public emergence of an extraordinary visual and audio archive that was initiated by Ian Bruce Huntley in Cape Town fifty years ago. The previously hidden archive documents accomplished South African jazz musicians pushing the creative envelope and entertaining appreciative audience and sheds light on a little known era in South Africa’s musical history, documenting an ‘underground’ […]

Beginners on Stage… Ask Miss B

    Managing a theatre can be a daunting prospect. Budgets, contracts, staff, technical equipment, marketing, maintenance, ticketing… the list goes on. And that’s not even mentioning the creative egos! Fortunately, help is at hand. Debra Batzofin, a seasoned theatre manager and administrator with 40 years’ experience in the South African and international entertainment industry, […]

Father’s Day Specials

Treat your father with some of our specially selected treasures – just for him!  Reuben takes you on a roadtrip through his past from hunting and cooking pigeons on the  farms of Franschhoek as a kid, to his travels. In Braai, Reuben on Fire, he challenges you to lift  your game above the simple tanning of […]

Justin Fox at the Franschhoek Literary Festival

Franschhoek Literary Festival – 16-18 May 2014 Friday 2.30pm, Church Hall: Braving Africa Ndumiso Ngcobo asks Justin Fox ( Whoever Fears the Sea), Sihle Khumalo ( Almost Sleeping My Way to Timbuktu), and Marianne Thamm ( I Have Life) what kind of courage it takes to meet some of the challenges the continent throws up. Saturday 11.40am and again at 4pm, Screening Room: Writing on […]

Rogue Urbanism: Emergent African Cities

Critics of these dominant discourses, such as Jennifer Robinson, AbdouMaliq Simone, Dominique Malaquais, Achille Mbembe, Asef Bayat, Ibrahim Abdullah, Okwui Enwezor, Onookome Okome, Jean Tshonda, Philip de Boeck, Sarah Nuttall, amongst many others, point to multiple alternatives in approaching and understanding the African city. The unique ambition of Rogue Urbanism is to produce new and […]

Mark Gevisser – Lost and Found in Johannesburg

An inner life of Johannesburg that turns on the author’s fascination with maps, boundaries, and transgressions. This singular memoir begins with a transgression—the invasion of a private home in Johannesburg. But it is far more than the story of a theft. Lost and Found in Johannesburg is a luminous exploration of place, one in which the author’s and the reader’s assumptions are […]

Roger Ballen – Asylum of the Birds

Roger Ballen is one of the most original image makers of the twenty-first century. Asylum of the Birds showcases his iconic photographs, which were all taken entirely within the confines of a house in a Johannesburg suburb, the location of which remains a tightly guarded secret. The inhabitants of the house, both people and animals, and most […]

Roger Ballen/Die Antwoord – I Fink U Freeky

Art photography meets popular culture in this behind-the-scenes look at the making of a hugely successful music video by musicians Die Antwoord and photographer Roger Ballen. With more than 25 million hits and counting since its uploading on YouTube in 2012, “I Fink You Freeky” has brought its director Roger Ballen, and its subject, rap […]

Rise and Fall of Apartheid

Featuring some of the most iconic images of our time, this unique combination of photojournalism and commentary offers a probing and comprehensive exploration of the birth, evolution, and demise of apartheid in South Africa. Photographers played an important role in the documentation of apartheid, capturing the system’s penetration of even the most mundane aspects of […]

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