Books, Education, k!experiments, k!share, new writing, Print, publishing, Social Tools, visual art

CCTV Publication (2012)

CCTV is a survey-type publication of current practitioners and practices in SA and elsewhere, and only comes out on occasion of a specific event/project. Its aesthetic is influenced by the Medu Newsletters (1979-1984), beautiful silkscreen covers with loose A4 sheets of contributions. This issue launched as a ticket (R50) to a group event titled CIRCUS, […]

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Books, Education, History, k!experiments, Performance, publishing

Join Keleketla!

Keleketla! Library seeks an energetic, innovative and self-organised individual to fill the position of: Digital Archive Intern. Image Courtesy of Safe City Map Workshop (2010)   Nature and Duration of Contract – Fixed Term Contract 1 May – 31 November 2014 – 2.5 days per week – Selection Process – Stipend – R4600 pm – […]

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Audio, Books, Print, Residencies, visual art

Fuzzy Slipperz

This is one in a series of posters by Joburg based designer, Fuzzy Slipperz. Slipperz used Keleketla’s multifaceted practice as a point of departure, strecthing his vocabulary to greater heights. We are in love. We will be printing a limited edition portfolio on beautiful paper. You will be informed of the price per poster or […]

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Books, Performance, publishing, recycle, Residencies

Keleketla! Library turns 5!

Keleketla! Library welcomes 2013 with a rich programme, as this year marks our 5 years of practice! In partnership with the Goethe-Institut South Africa, Keleketla is provided with a rare luxury to reflect through discussions, a concert, library interventions, workshops as well as a revision of SKAFTIEN amongst other happenings. Together with the City of […]

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academia, Books, Film, Johannesburg, new writing, Performance, publishing, Research, Residencies, the streets, visual art

Nonwane: passages, tempos and spectacular ways of dying

Nonwane takes as its point of departure a suicide scene from the late Phaswane Mpe’s 2001 novel, Welcome to Our Hillbrow. The book deals with issues of xenophobia, suicide, sex, HIV and love. The suicide scene was initially planned to be re-enacted through the release of tons of coarse and fine salt from the 20th […]

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Books, Education, Film, Johannesburg, Performance

Never Steal a Wizards Car

Keleketla! Media Arts Project and the Wits School of the Arts (Division – Film and Television) implemented a film workshop with the inner city kids around Joubert Park from the 14th June – 14th July. The kids had to embrace the cold city sidewalks to attend a series of visual storytelling, writing/adapting stories for film […]

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Books, Music, Networks, Performance, Print, Residencies


RECAP 2009 has been a stimulating and most inspiring year for Keleketla people! We thank all partners, collaborators and friends for being part of our journey. Gladly, much of what have been done is documented on this here blog – the relevance self-publishing. We are excited about Keleketla 2010 projects. This year we explore education […]

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Books, Shop

words to insight

Art is a tool. One that is able to mobilize and organize. Communists know that, Socialists know it. Anarchist know that and of course, capitalists are cashing in on it. But then art is double-edged sword, one that lends itself to abuse and misuse by both the artist and the capitalist. Richard Roodt, better known […]

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Books, Education, Networks

keleketla at the khanya college winter school 2009

Khanya Winter School 2009 30 July – 9 August Musuem Africa and various venues, including the House of Movements and the Artist Proof Studio It was our first experience of the Winter School, an annual gathering of progressive individuals, groups and organizations who share strategies for social justice in South Africa and beyond. Highlights The […]

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Books, Education, Networks, recycle, visual art

creative recycling feedback

A total of nine kids took part in the creative recycling project on Thursday 4 June with Given and Zakhile of L2 Designs. The turnout was poor so we decided to cancel Friday session and plan for another day when we can have more kids to participate. We are planning a Saturday in order to […]

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Books, Education


The Keleketla Library is shaping up from it’s break to a full functioning operation. A big part of the process cataloging all the books, and finishing a mini big moveo of all the book facilities from one side of the building to the other. Ra and the team are at it every day, dust, stickers, […]

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Books, Education, Johannesburg, Networks, the streets

read more!!!*

the mobile!library is an ongoing street performance to create awareness about keleketla!library. began in 2008 with german artist hans winkler as part of the ‘walking newspaper’ project, 2009’s performance was street to the max. produced by jozi marketing and advertising graduate /emcee, malose ‘4matt’ malahlela and the innacitycommunity collective, the mobile!library involved students from the vega imagination lab, […]

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Books, Education, new writing, Social Tools

d.d.i.y…don’t do it yourself

my ppl, i can across this amazing text. it is a well needed during this period of cashlessness…also, it emphasizes what we have been doing all along…enjoy an excerpt by Lisa Anne Auerbach “Don’t Do It Yourself” is our new battle cry. D.D.I.Y. means working with friends, hiring a professional, consuming wisely and conscientiously, and […]

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