Newsletter

I write an occasional newsletter as a space for reflecting on the things I am thinking about / reading on as wannabe sociologist (and moonlighting poet-monk-cook-potter-farmer).







Selected Publications

“Gender Analysis of the Digital Transformation in South Africa” for the European Delegation to South Africa, May 2022. Co-authored with Thera van Osch, Tina Power, Rose Gawaya, and Jennifer Smout. Online. This gender analysis of the digital transformation in South Africa provides a contextual overview of the country’s socio-economic landscape, the dualistic characteristics of the South African economy, as both an advanced and a developing economy, and how this plays out in the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) sector. It explores the relevance of promoting gender equality in the digital transformation process, highlighting the common ground for cooperation and partnership between South Africa and the European Union (EU) in this area.

“Making U=U Work for Adolescents Living with HIV: Making Options, Choices, and Opportunities Available for All” for DSBS Fieldnotes, November 2019. Co-authored with Dr Elona Toska. Online.

Ikhonoclast Zine, September 2019. An experiment hosted by the A4 Arts Foundation and coordinated by heeten bhagat, with Nisha von Carnap and Zack Viljoen. Over a two-day workshop, six art writers were invited to respond to Zanele Muholi’s Ikhono LaseNatali, an exhibition then on view of the work of 25 young artists from Durban. Co-authored with Kgosi Motsoane, Ian Mangenga, Tshetsana Ngidi, Lucienne Bestall, and Rowallan Vorster.

For ART AFRICA:

Print
“From Cape to Casablanca” [feature article on the ‘Prête-moi ton rêve’ traveling exhibition] for ART AFRICA, September 2019. Print.
“Renewing History” [feature article on the 6th edition of la Biennale de Lubumbashi] for ART AFRICA, September 2019. Print.
“Corporate Punishment: Felix Laband at Nirox Sculpture Park” [profile of Felix Laband and his residency at Nirox Sculpture Park, Johannesburg] for ART AFRICA, March 2019. Print. 
“Jennifer Morrison: Surface Deep” [review of Jennifer Morrison's 'Surface Deep' series at Graham's Modern & Contemporary in Johannesburg] for ART AFRICA, March 2019. Print.
“Archiving the Polyphony: the 13th Dakar Biennale” [feature article on the 13th edition of the bi-annual Dakar Biennale] for ART AFRICA, June 2018. Print. 
“Bright Young Things: Juan Stockenstroom” [interview with Cape Town-based artist Juan Stockenstroom on his portrait series ‘Otherness’ for ART AFRICA’s Bright Young Things series] for ART AFRICA, June 2018. Print.

Online
“To consent not to be a single being” [feature article on the friendship and artistic collaboration between Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi and Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum] for ART AFRICA, March 2019. Online.
“For the tender holding of each other” [feature article on the posters of Cape Town’s women march] for ART AFRICA, August 2018. Online.
“'The saturation, the full’: Exploring the faults in constructing an imagined community for the African diaspora” [feature article on the work of Lina Iris Viktor] for ART AFRICA, April 2018. Online.