Die alombekende “anties van Bonteheuwel” Flori Schrikker en Koelsoem Kamalie het Paarliete vermaak by die Afrikaanse Taal-Museum Saterdagoggend ter viering van Museum-dag. Die twee vriendinne het byna oornag famous geword en in Suid Afrikaners se harte ingekruip met hulle aansteeklike sin vir humor en unieke gawe vir tradisionele, onopgesmukde huiskos.
Struggle hero Ahmed Kathrada (or “Uncle Kathy” – as he is fondly known) turned 87 years old a mere two weeks ago and as part of the celebration he visited Stellenbosch University for a screening of a documentary about his life.
“I need to be able to engage with people who live with and are of the word,” says Lesego Rampolokeng. A self-confessed wanderer, the internationally acclaimed writer, iconoclast and wordsmith is spending three months as a writer-in-residency at Rhodes University as a recipient of the Andrew H. Mellon Foundation fellowship. In his inimitable ironic style, he says: “I’m a glorified vagabond. I carry my roots on my head, hence the dreadlocks,” referring to his trademark hair. “If I cut them, I’m done.”
Rampolokeng has been working with the Masters in Creative Writing students, creating his own work and collaborating with the English and Drama departments. The Mellon writer-in-residency is sponsored by the Rhodes research office and the selection of the Mellon fellow is made by the Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA) board, motivated by recommendations from the 14 writers who teach on the MA programme.
Film-maker, joernalis en fotograaf Cloete Breytenbach word beskryf as “’n visuele digter” en sy ikoniese swart en wit foto’s van die vroeë vyftigerjare in Distrik Ses het al amper volksbesit geword. So veel so, dat hy soms moes baklei om die kopiereg van sy beelde te behou. Continue reading “Die gees van Distrik Ses vasgevang in beeld”→