#TotalShutDown

The Hub partook in the #TotalShutDown march against Gender Based Violence. We are proud to be part of this important movement in Southern Africa, many thanks to our friend Lineo Tsikoane for setting an example in activism for the rest of us to follow! Maseru, Lesotho – midday, Wednesday 1st August 2018. The police have stopped trafficContinue reading “#TotalShutDown”

Conversations at Morija #2

In 2013, Maseru-born curator Lerato Bereng held an interactive event at the Morija Arts and Cultural Festival titled Conversations at Morija. The event, which was free of charge and open to the public, engaged with a number of members of Lesotho’s diaspora in a series of live Skype conversations. Through the event, Bereng – whoContinue reading “Conversations at Morija #2”

Gender violence costs SA R40bn, so now will govt act?

Originally posted by Mail & Guardian By Czerina Patel Every year in South Africa, an estimated more than one million rapes occur; more than a thousand women are killed by an intimate partner; and gender-based violence (GBV) costs our straining economy around R40-billion (yes, that’s with a “b”). Every single year. KPMG has just released a new report (withContinue reading “Gender violence costs SA R40bn, so now will govt act?”

A beautiful flower wild and yet divine

By Lineo Segoete Curated by Ingrid LaFleur from Detroit, “Beware of the Dandelions” is an Afro-futuristic exhibition currently on display at Goethe on Main in the Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg. The concept was conceived by the Science-Fiction-meets-Hip Hop collective from Detroit; “Complex Movements”. It is a multimedia ensemble integrating photography, song-writing, graphics, video, music and text.Continue reading “A beautiful flower wild and yet divine”

The irony of being a puppet

By Lineo Segoete French street artist Christophe Evette backed by a solid association with kindred artists in his circle, decided he would start a revolution through telling stories of his life, his country and those from around the world using puppets. Absurd as the idea may sound, in 1998 he and his companions conceived LesContinue reading “The irony of being a puppet”

Puppets with a cause

By Lineo Segoete Street art refers to the act of creating and performing visual arts in the public domain. It is born from the artist’s desire to directly address burning issues within society through visual messages where everyone can see them. Driven by passion and an eagerness to learn and push creative boundaries, artists fromContinue reading “Puppets with a cause”

Photo essay: The Horror of “Corrective Rape” in South Africa

Originally posted by Slate By David Rosenberg Long before LGBTQ rights were on many countries’ radars, South Africa banned discrimination against gay people in 1996 and legalized same-sex marriage in 2005—the fifth country in the world to do so. Yet many gay men and lesbians in this patriarchal society face extreme and sometimes deadly discrimination. InContinue reading “Photo essay: The Horror of “Corrective Rape” in South Africa”

Crisis in South Africa: The shocking practice of ‘corrective rape’ – aimed at ‘curing’ lesbians

Originally posted by Independent.co.uk By Patrick Strudwick Mvuleni Fana was walking down a quiet alleyway in Springs – 30 miles east of Johannesburg – on her way home from football practice one evening when four men surrounded her and dragged her back to the football stadium. She recognised her attackers. One by one, the menContinue reading “Crisis in South Africa: The shocking practice of ‘corrective rape’ – aimed at ‘curing’ lesbians”

Creative dialogues: engaging with Lesotho’s diaspora

Originally posted on Morija.co.ls By Leila Hall “For the younger generation of the Basotho diaspora, especially, I hope that the Conversations provide the inspiration to do more… I hope that this is an example of what can be done.” Maeder House – one of the oldest recorded buildings in Lesotho – stands quietly and unobtrusively next toContinue reading “Creative dialogues: engaging with Lesotho’s diaspora”