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Remembering this day in history

9th August 1956 : see  http://joburg.org.za/culture/latest-news/193-strike-a-woman-strike-a-rock

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DRUM Magazine Covers 1951- 1980 At Bailey Seippel Gallery at Arts on Main

The Drum Magazine was founded by Jim Bailey in 1951 beginning a unique journalistic record. Besides the diverse content of this “Lifestyle Magazine” for black people it was the cover design that made the magazine unique. Photography was an important component of the DRUM Magazine and its success.   Considering the development of the cover designs over [...]

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Mark Gevisser on representing South Africanness

Mark Gevisser wrote about South African identity in both the build up to the World Cup  Cup http://www.timeslive.co.za/sundaytimes/article439527.ece/I-want-to-imagine-the-SA-of-my-dreams  as well as after the final whistle had been blown:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jul/10/south-africa-unites-over-football . See his latest take  on what it means to be a South African in late 2010:  http://www.arttimes.co.za/news_read.php?news_id=2683 

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Force behind Newtown Heritage Trail recognized

See http://www.jhblive.com/news/arts-and-culture/force_behind_newtown_heritage_trail_recognized/55356

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It looks as though this will be another page turner: Peter Harris’ new book ‘Birth’

I posted a blog on Peter Harris  In a Different Time’  :  http://lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/a-south-african-page-turner-and-its-all-true and now his new book about the conspiracy to destabilize the 1994 elections,  is to be released shortly.    The book will be launched at Exclusive Books Hyde Park at 6 for 6.30 on Tuesday 9th Nov.   RSVP to hydepark@exclisvebooks.co.za or 011 325-4298 

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