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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Education, Independent Funding, Music, Networks, Performance

Stokvel # 2 dropping a mixtape!!

Stokvel # 2 was… Intro point blank gallery, Drill Hall, Jozi Saturday July 18 Jozi massive-Johannesburg, Durban Sings-Durban & Allied Media Conference-Detroit Verse 1 How can we use hip-hop to transform our communities? One veteran Jozi emcee remarked during the Detroit/Jozi skype exchange that we can discuss hip-hop all day, and discredited the subject of […]

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Education, food, Independent Funding, Music, Networks, Research, Social Tools

stokvel # 2 with Allied Media Conference and Durban Sings oral history project

STOKVEL # 2 ⎪ 17 & 18 July 2009 ⎪ point blank gallery ⎪ Drill Hall ⎪ Jozi PROGRAMME FRIDAY 17 JULY 9pm ⎪ SCREENING Zumbi Somos No’s, courtesy of Frente 3 de Fevereiro, an anti-racist direct action and research collective in Sao Paulo, Brazil 11pm ⎪SKYPE Keynote presentation to the Allied Media Conference, Detroit […]

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Independent Funding, Networks, visual art

new donations!!!

So, our fundraising auction has been pushed back to the future. Last week of September it is. The venue? Johannesburg Art Gallery [JAG] with an afterparty at the Drill Hall WE ARE STILL RECEIVING WORK FOR THIS AUCTION!!! thanks to the following artists for their generousity and well wishes… Look out for Stokvel # 2 […]

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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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Education, recycle

Green Footprint Education@keleketla!

Creative Recycling with inner city kids this week at keleketlalibrary…. Green Footprint Education Intervention is a NAC funded creative recycling project by Jozi based designer, crafter and artist Given Nkuna and his team. Given founded Le2 Designs, a design house that specializes in felt products such as belts, bangles, hats and jewellery. Le2 Design’s hats […]

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Networks, Social Tools

DID YOU KNOW

US: did you know that we have a facebook group page? YOU: no US: well we’ve got news for you! we do! we have a Keleletla Library facebook group page! click here and join the group

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Books, Education

DIBUKA !!! DIBUKA !!!

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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new writing

BLUE AS THIS CITY-A MAN PURPLE PERSPECTIVE

Delving deep into this abyss of sordidness fondly referred to as Joburg, I poke its grime laden bowels inducing a throbbing ulcer. Jozi being a marauding beast that it is snarls at us while trying to make an honest living, even a feat wholesome as sleep turns to be plagued by 9-5 horror – we […]

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Music, Performance, Research, Residencies

send-off party in the D

Good-Bye Ra! is a series of events marking the departure of Johannesburg artist and community organizer, Mphapho Rangoato Hlasane, better known as Ra. Ra is about to finish a semester at University of Michigan’s Center for Afro-American and African Studies [CAAS] as a Moody Fellow visiting scholar and the School of Art & Design as […]

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Networks, the streets

Makinika ‘African Caravan’ fundraising in full gear…

Makinika Africa! The Southern African Hip Hop Caravan Makinika, Swahili word for ‘transcend’ is an ambitious and feasible hip hop symposium to take place in Nairobi, Kenya. The organizers of this tour/slash symposium is Frontline, a collective of collectives with members in Southern Africa including Namibia, Kenya, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. South Africa is represented by […]

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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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academia, activism, Education, Film, the streets

academic activists

one of the best quotes i came across goes something like this… its possible to be a commited activist and brilliant academic, by Jenny Lee reflecting on Andy Smith. Reflecting on Andy Smith’s influence as an undergrad student at the University of Michigan, Jenny’s exact words are: “I would also never have thought that it […]

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academia, activism, birth, Education, Johannesburg, Networks, new writing, Print, publishing, Research, Residencies, Social Tools, the streets, visual art, You

TheFanPalProject

TheFanPalConcept The project aims to, over a period of 3 days, gather Johannesburg [Jozi] movements to design and produce covers of their ideal fanzines while exploring the role of grassroots movements in social activism and economic development. Further, the project aims to link participating grassroots, mostly hip-hop inspired movements with keleketla!library project, Joubert Park, Johannesburg […]

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activism, birth

share!!!

share your thoughts and reflections about theFanPalProject! it really doesn’t matter if you didn’t take part in the actual workshop…

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