Get up to date with all things culture.
You’re probably sitting at your desk at work thinking, wow, the holidays are really over.
Here’s a recap of what went down during the weekend to get you up to date with all things culture.
This weekend was a big weekend for the ruling party the African National Congress (ANC) as they hosted their 108th birthday celebrations in Kimberley, Northern Cape.
This being the worst turn-out for their celebrations people took to social media to highlight how this as a show of people not being happy with the ruling party.
While “comrades” were in Kimberly, the fashion elite and socialites were in Cape Town celebrating the 159th L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Racing Festival at Kenilworth Racecourse.
Champagne flowed as the crowds watched the horses’ raced for the coveted R1.5-million prize money.
On the reality TV front, a new family was introduced to South African’s with the launch of “Kwa Mam’Mkhize” on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 163.
The reality show on Shauwn Mkhize (formerly Mpisane) made its debut on January 9 at 8pm and viewers were introduced to amazing views of her beautiful white mansion in La Lucia that has remained hidden behind high walls for the longest time.
On Friday 10 January, Lazi Mathebula AKA BOMBISA, an award-winning illustrator and independent designer announced his first solo exhibition to be held at Kalashnikovv Gallery in Braamfontein on 18 January 2020.
Titled “Shadows of my Freedom”, Lazi described this as “My Illmatic by Nas, my College Dropout by Ye and my Mad Villian by MF Doom”.
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For The past 2 and a half years, I felt I hit a glass ceiling, with what I was / am mostly known for. With that came a need for some kinda change. I knew there was a lot I could do as a creative but still felt like it wasn’t enough for me, since I felt I was being marginalized and that led to being put in a certain category that I felt I didn’t fit to cause I know I’m a bit more progressive than that. _______________________________________ The creative industry can be mediocre at times, especially when we base the metric of talent with influence through social media, popularity and being extroverted. A lot gets lost through this idea of popularity contest, cause we end up putting the lens on things that have nothing to do with the work. _______________________________________ So with this Journey I switch lanes, but keep the same car. What I’m about to present on the 18th Of January 2020 is What I call my “Illmatic” by @nas, my “college dropout” by Ye. My “Mad Villian” by @mfdoom. This is my Debut Album after have dropped so many singles and features. _______________________________________ So I invite you to the “shadows of my freedom”, come share this moment with me. @kalashnikovvgallery On the 18th Of January 2020.
On Sunday 12 January, groove-lovers and fashionistas descended upon Pantone Sundays with the colour theme this month being Purple Rain and showed out in their best threads.
Pantone Sundays is a colour-themed fashion party pop up that takes place monthly and you can expect great music ranging from deep house, bossa nova, R&B, funk & hip hop from local DJ’s.