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Politics / fidel castro resigns as president
« on: February 19, 2008, 12:58:11 PM »
check yahoo & mail n gaurdian if yout hink i'm messing with you.
but there's no real change the country is in his brother's hands.
dictatorship masquerading as monarchy.

General Discussion / Dear Coca Cola
« on: February 11, 2008, 02:21:03 PM »
Dont think I'm not on to you...

freaking reducing the quantity in my can to 330ml.
then you have the audacity to make me pay the same price as a 450ml can.greedy f***ers.

ps.your new fanta japan will not sway me.foolish mortals.
i am not so easily fooled.

Media / issues of conscience
« on: February 08, 2008, 02:34:42 PM »
if you are working for someone who is a semi-trusted , sort of highly respected entity & you find that a member of this entity is commiting fraud....

let's further say that this person is aligned to the leader of the entity & youa re a newcomer....
do you point out this person's wrongdoings to everyone who respects the entity?
especially if this could mean that your relationships with the entity could be soured and you lose income....

....or how would you go about it?
difficult one. :-\

Media / hype mag - feb /march
« on: February 08, 2008, 02:13:13 PM »
am i the only person who picked up the mag this month LOL!
What happened to our regular update?

Geek Section / PSP
« on: February 05, 2008, 01:51:20 PM »
So I searched on Limewire & torrents
(torrents work on my nerves)

can someone please hookup NON-RAPIDSHARE links for these psp games:

Metal Gear  -Portable ops
DefJam battle for new york


Hot Traxxx / roll....
« on: January 23, 2008, 03:13:13 PM »
I'll put an extended clip inside of my AK
Roll to every station, wreck the DJ
Roll to every station, wreck the DJ

And she's dead, she's dead

Hot Traxxx / @ the kings of downloading
« on: January 16, 2008, 09:03:44 AM »
i plan to buy this album if its good enough , but i want to hear the whole thing first.

I'm looking for Blueprint ( rhymesayers entertainment ) i think its a 1989 album.

then there was also a link on the old AG for an album featuring Blueprint in its entirety.
Can someone please hook me up with a link ?

Also - does anyone recommend Psalm One? (same label)

Politics / 17 year old kid goes on a rampgae here in rsa
« on: January 16, 2008, 08:54:31 AM »
man , its hectic - i watched the news last nite & saw this story.
but i didnt catch  - why do they think this is politically motivated?
what happened to the boy? is he in police custody?

General Discussion / another famous rant
« on: January 14, 2008, 03:26:53 PM »
yet another school year starts & i feel especially angry.
(as if i have a different range of emotions)

my daughter is about to start grade 1 so i had to do the whole buy the school uniform
thing.a golf shirt made by the same chinese children who make yours suddenly costs
50% more because the school has its little shield on there.
(mm, i guess the quality of the workmanship must be in the badge then)
the fact that school uniforms on their own are a conspiracy is a topic that can be discussedat length.

but the uniforms dont bother me - the extra R500+ I have to pay in throughout the year due to golf days
etc. from which i never benefit , dont bother me
the fact that i have to pay extra for paper so the school principal can fuel his benz
instead of applying some creative thinking doesnt bother me.

this bothers me:
for 13 years (i repeated std 8 because i hated technical) i spent my time in school
i was subjected to teachers war stories, their stories about marital problems & their personal opinions
on why a religion is important ( oh nevermind god - he's just the fineprint, f***ers)
i have had to endure formulae, theories, histories about foreign countries, histories about how the
jews were screwed over.

but never did we learn about how to turn over the rands so they come back tenfold.never did we
learn about how our own people were screwed over.or did we ever hear about how to apply the sciences , formulae
in ways that would allow us to improve our communities & the lives of those we care about.

for those years i was subjected to a system of illiterate , inarticulate , ignorant bumbling idiots.
...with the exception of a few.
after my matric ball , hiring the suit so i could hang out with people who never knew my name
& i had received the certificate i had to spend quite sometime undoing the damage my teachers had done
& to this day i find myself wondering why my parents never sent to mto an art college instead
when they knew i thought in pictures and words.
and if they didnt see meuch of a future for me in arts - why not an entrepenuerial school
so that i wouldnt be lumped into the same stupid mould & think the way to go was to work for a boss
or a corporation satisfied with a miserly , but constant pittance to eak out an existence as another
f***ing robot.

why didnt they teach us that education is not the key , only the facade?
why didnt they teach us "how to deal with nepotism in the work place 101?"
or "how to deal with corporate subterfuge?"

those would have been valuable lessons.
the school education is an inefficient one.
man i'm just venting - holler if you feel the same.
because i learnt more form my friends on school than all the french revolutions,calculus &
f***ing pointless religious nursery rhyme hymns.

« on: January 07, 2008, 08:23:34 AM »
The Spier Arts Summer Season has been formally adopted by the Africa Centre, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and celebrating the rich history and contemporary practice of African arts and culture.
 Now known as the Spier Arts Festivals, the Season’s content has been re-conceptualised to comprise three vibrant festivals spread over the year:  poetry, performance and music festivals will expand across the Spier Estate and into the city of Cape Town, from February through to October 2008. Each festival will have a separate team of creative consultants, and will be managed by the Africa Centre.
The Spier Arts Festivals are rooted in the Africa Centre’s raison d’etre – a space where the visual, intellectual and performance cultures of Africa are celebrated, studied and brought to life for diverse audiences in innovative ways. The Festivals will become a celebration of African excellence in the performing arts by promoting South African artists, providing opportunities for collaboration with Pan-African artists and building new audiences for the arts.
Poetry: The Poetry Exchange, on February 1 and 2, will build on the phenomenal success of the Spier Open Air Poetry Festival, which thrilled and challenged South African audiences from 2004-2006.  This Festival will be curated by Malika Ndlovu and Lorelle Royeppen-Viegi and will be performed on the Spier Estate.
Performance: The Performing Arts Festival, from February 26 to March 2, will be curated by Brett Bailey and Jay Pather. Using inner city venues in Cape Town, the emphasis will be on developing original work and re-staging works outside of the usual performance spaces -- on the streets, in train stations, churches and other exciting locations.
Music: The Music Festival in October will be hosted in a series of intimate venues throughout Cape Town.  The Festival will infuse the city with experimental African music, which explores how and why Africans function within a web of entangled nations. The Festival will be curated by Ntone Edjabe and Neo Muyanga.
Background to the Africa Centre
For a variety of historical, political and economic reasons, most of the important collections and productions of African art today are located outside of Africa.
Thus, most of the continent lives without the mirror that such art, from the past and present, from the North and South, can provide. We live without the art by which we can recognise ourselves. And we live without a vital component of our humanity, one that plays a fundamental role in our development and empowerment as Africans and citizens of the world.
The Africa Centre was created as a result of these needs and the belief that the time has come for a place where African arts and cultural expression can be nurtured and created, in Africa for Africans. Based in South Africa, the Africa Centre is a physical entity and an ongoing philosophical process, meant to grow spatially and conceptually over time. Beyond the Spier Arts Festivals its projects include:
·        The Spier Contemporary 2007 – an exhibition of over 100 South African artists and a series of awards, to be launched on the Spier Estate on December 12 and running until February 20;
·        An artist-in-residency programme;
·        A high school arts leadership programme with three Stellenbosch high schools; and
·        The Beam Gallery – a gallery developed to allow artists and curators to innovate with shows that do not fit into the existing commercial art market or framework.
Spier Amphitheatre
As the Spier Arts Festivals are a series of themed, concentrated engagements and will be located on and off the Spier Estate. This has created an exciting new opportunity for the Spier Amphitheatre which will now be hosting a series of performances during the summer months which are independent of these festivals.  To find out more about the schedule of shows in the Amphitheatre or to book the venue, please contact Cindy Wilson at 021 809 1100 or email
Issued by African Equations on behalf of the Africa Centre
Contact Penny Gaines:
Tel: (021) 461 5735/ 082 554 0554



DISCUSSION THEME: POLITICS AND PROPHECIES: The Poet as Commentator and Visionary

Tuesday 29th January 13h00 – 15h00
UWC / CPUT poetry groups at UWC Library Auditorium, Performing Arts Building

Well known writer,and poet, Diana Ferrus will facilitate the session with poets Omekongo wa Dibinga, Ernestine Deane, Changa Hickinson, Mary Magdalena and Shabbir Banoobhai.They will be joined by poets from UWC and CPUT poetry groups.


Wednesday 30th January 10h00 – 12h00  Ou Conservatorium Hall, Stellenbosch University

The session will be facilitated by Halejoetse Tsehlana, poet and  Faculty Advisor for the Stellenbosch University Poetry Society (SUPS). Festival participants, Izaline Calister, Violettea Simatupang, Gert Vlok Nel, Belinda Kruiper and Mandla Mbothwe will be joined by members of SUPS.

Wednesday 30th January , 20h30 for 21h00- 23h00,  Zula Bar, Long Street,
This pulsating platform for poetry will be hosted by well known poet and MC , Nicole Moody. Exchange poets, Changa Hickinson, Napo Masheane and Omekongo wa Dibinga are included in the session, together with a line up of exciting voices from Cape Town.

Thursday 31st January from 14h00-16h00,  Guga S’thebe Centre,  Langa
Dynamic performance poet and founder of the organisation Lyrical Base Projects (LBP), Bulelwa Ba**e will facilitate presentation and discussion with Jacques Coetzee, Ruben van Gogh, Napo Masheane, Antoine de Kom and Khadija Heeger and members of the LBP.

The Spier Poetry Exchange in collaboration with Winternachten
29 January – 02 February 2008

For five exciting days from 29 January- 02 February 2008, the Spier Poetry Exchange will offer Cape Town audiences a celebration of the word - written, spoken, sung and even explored on screen, bringing together 14 inspired solo performances and 4 collaborative productions by local and international wordsmiths.

This is the first of three Spier Arts Festivals, which represent the re-birth of the Spier Arts Summer Season under the umbrella of the  Africa Centre.
The Spier Poetry Exchange kicks off on 29th till 31 January, with a programme of satellite events hosted by established local poetry groups in order to foster exchange, networking and dialogue among diverse poet communities, including participants and audiences from Cape Peninsular University of Technology, University of the Western Cape, Stellenbosch University, Gugu S’thebe in Langa and Verses in Long Street – hosted by poets and poetry activists Diana Ferrus, Halejoetse Tsehlana and Nicole Moody resepectively. A conference aspect to the satellite events will explore, among other themes: “Poetry for Page and Stage: exploring oral and written genres” and  “Reclaiming the Mothertongue: the affirmation of indigenous voices”.

On the weekend of 1 and 2 February, an amazing line up of poets and performing artists will engage audiences in outdoor venues on the Spier Estate as part of the main Festival programme.

The Festival weekend will include South African poets, storytellers and performers: Gcina Mhlope, Ernestine Deane, Jacques Coetzee, Belinda Kruiper, Gert Vlok Nel, Khadija Heeger , Napo Masheane, Shelley Barry, Andrea Dodolo and Shabbir Banoobhai. Collaborative poetry productions include even more local talent, Umyezo Wezandi directed my Mandla Mbothwe, Stone Words directed by Jaqueline Dommisse and Living on the Fence directed by Paula Kingwill, with musicians Garth Erasmus & Glen Arendse of Khio Khonnexion.

International poets will include Congolese-born Omekongo wa Dibinga from the USA, Izaline Calister, Ruben van Gogh, Changa Hickinson, Antoine De Kom, Violetta Simatupang representing voices from Indonesia, Trinidad, The Dutch Antilles, Surinam and Holland, under the Winternachten banner. Winternachten is a writers' and poets’ network in The Netherlands and historically related countries that annually hosts a festival in The Hague, with writers, music and film from these countries.
The vision of the Spier Poetry Exchange, shared by festival curators Malika Ndlovu and Lorelle Royeppen-Viegi, is to showcase a diversity of cultures and languages and styles of presenting poetry and to build new audiences for this art form. “The festival is building and extending on what has gone before” says Ndlovu, referring to the successful Spier Open Air Poetry Festival performed on the Spier Estate in 2006 and 2007. “However besides expanding the festival activities beyond the Spier site through satellite events, there is now also a distinct emphasis on performance poetry, which is attracting wider audiences. Poetry is alive – it is being seen by more and more people as a means to creatively express and engage with their conditions. Styles of communicating are diverse too – from written, to multi-media performance, hip-hop, to sung, to theatrical performance – and in a wide range of languages. It is vital for this festival as one of only 3 major annual poetry events in the country, to support and create visibility around all these voices”.

“It is wonderful that the Africa Centre is providing for Cape Town's very own festival dedicated to the celebration of this often neglected and underestimated art-form”, says Royeppen-Viegi.”
The Director of the Africa Centre, Tanner Methvin, Festival Manager Barbara Mathers and the Curators are available for interviews. High-res pics are available upon request.

Issued by African Equations on behalf of the Africa Centre
Contact Penny Gaines:
Tel: (021) 461 5735/ 082 554 0554
For more information go to:

BIOGRAPHY: Malika Lueen Ndlovu

Malika Lueen Ndlovu is a Durban - born poet, playwright, performer, arts project manager and mother of three, with a wide range of experience in the Arts and Arts Management arenas. She has two of her own poetry anthologies, Born in Africa But and Womb to World: A Labour of Love, besides her work being featured in several local and international publications. Her words and visions have flown far from the nest, making their appearances on pages and stages in Austria, USA, UK, Holland, Ireland, Germany and the Philippines. Malika is a founder-member of Cape Town-based women writers' collective WEAVE, co-editor of their multi-genre anthology WEAVE’s Ink @ Boiling Point: A selection of 21st Century Black Women’s writing from the Southern Tip of Africa. She has also initiated the And The Word Was Woman Ensemble of 14 local performance poets, bringing together established Cape Town writers and fresh writing talents. Between 2000 and 2005 Malika conceptualised, managed and often performed in numerous women-focused poetry and theatre projects for the annual Cape WOW (Women of the World) Festival, the Cape Town Festival and the Mother City Book Festival. She has also been an adjudicator for three PANSA (Performing Arts Network of South Africa) Festivals of New SA Plays. In 2006 Malika, in collaboration with singer-songwriters Tina Schouw and Ernestine Deane launched their highly successful production, Womantide, showcasing their original poetry, songs and music. For Human Rights Day 21st March 2007, Malika conceived and facilitated Wordwise: A Celebration of World Poetry Day inspired by this 1999 UNESCO global initiative and hosted at Iziko Museums’ Slave Lodge in collaboration with the Cape Town City Council. Malika is currently working on two new poetry anthologies and has a new play entitled Sister Breyani, being launched at the Baxter in June 2008. She is constantly nourished by collaboration with other artists and motivated by her personal mantra: ‘healing through creativity.’


Lorelle Royeppen-Viegi has an extensive portfolio in arts, culture and heritage management. She recently moved to Cape Town from Durban, where she worked as Project Manager at the Centre for Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. In this capacity, she managed the highly acclaimed Poetry Africa and Time of the Writer International Literary Festivals and was also involved in the management of the Durban International Film Festival and numerous other projects undertaken by the Centre for Creative Arts. She also has several years of experience in the field of heritage and culture, occupying the positions of Education Officer at KwaMuhle Museum and then Acting Director of the Ethekwini History Museums. Prior to this, she lectured in the Department of English, specializing in African literatures, at the University of Durban-Westville (now University of KwaZulu-Natal) and holds a Masters Degree in English from the same university. Since moving to Cape Town, she has worked as Project Manager at Magnet Theatre, based on the Hiddingh Campus (UCT).

Hip Hop Events / TRIPPING
« on: January 05, 2008, 07:57:13 PM »
I'm coming to joburg for a week to vist/shoot/ linkup.
I can only afford a three day stay in my hotel.
I'm looking for someone to put up with my ranting in theri place for 5 - 7 days.
I will help with chores , food , purchasing & by my share of whatever mind altering substance we are buying.this also invariably means free phots for your myspace profile etc(we can discuss the details later)
preferrably someone who does this hiphop shit as a 9 to 5.
holler via PM.

The Office / re: headlines & biographies
« on: January 05, 2008, 02:48:19 PM »
nice section...
how does one get your biography on there?

General Discussion / @ CASH
« on: January 05, 2008, 01:54:37 PM »
The food business ?
Is it going well?
Hope you coined it over the festive period. ;)

The Office / @ milk
« on: January 05, 2008, 12:06:12 AM »
i see you there.
hows the studies.
keep well.

The Office / HOME button
« on: January 02, 2008, 10:39:34 AM »
Am I the only person who's having problems with the HOME button on the forums main page.
It doesnt take me back to the main page of this website.

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