Mfuneko Toyana: Liesel Jobson writes with an intense, explicit sense of self-awareness that almost overpowers the reader who picks up her book – if not the author herself.
She admitted as much to the audience in a reading of her latest collection of short stories, Ride the Tortise, at the Wartenweiler Library’s Writing Center on Wednesday evening.
Asked why she had not yet ventured into the longer novel form, the author, musician, and photographer thought carefully before explaining the mental process of her writing:
Ray Mahlaka: TO celebrate a hundred years of Gerard Sekoto’s life, the Wits Art Museum (WAM) is staging a retrospective of his artwork in an exhibition titled Song for Sekoto 1930-2013 .
Nolwazi Njwara: The Wits hockey team’s version of the popular Harlem Shake has been named as a favourite of a prominent talk-show host.
Talk radio 702’s Jenny Crwys Williams has named the hockey team’s Harlem Shake as her favourite.
In this production, the meek girl is transformed. She is manifested though the bold manoeuvres of a set of dancers that challenge the misconceptions of feminine vulnerability.
Zinhle Tshabalala: THE MEN’S Res house committee claims it does not have enough funds to subsidise the raiders for the All Res picnic. Men’s Res house committee chairperson, Sanele Nene, said the house committee subsidised students for the All Res picnic.
Kirsti Buick: Wits’ own Ntandoyenkosi Kunene may have missed out on a placing in the Miss Earth South Africa last month, but she has achieved success in a pageant closer to home.
Kunene was crowned Miss Mamelodi Sundowns Gauteng on Saturday, and walked away with R70 000. The third year education student went for her first audition last Thursday, which took place at the Southern Sun Pretoria.
Hazel Meda: Rosalind Jacobs cartwheeled onto the stage in the opening scene of her autobiographical play That Certain Age.
She said she used to cartwheel everywhere as a child. It made her feel alive, proud and beautiful. Jacobs, who is 59, said she now looks “like a cushion that’s lost its stuffing. Breasts dangle hopelessly as if they just got tired of hanging on, as if they too had lost their sense of purpose.”
Hazel Meda: Some Wits students on bursaries can’t afford a healthy, balanced diet and survive on cheap, starchy foods like bread.
A group of students at the Wits School of Education has brought the problem of student hunger from the wings to centre stage.
Zandi Shabalala: A play that made use of poetical narrative debuted last Thursday night at the Joburg Theatre.
21 Poets and a Poem told a story of a young man caught between following his dreams and the pressure to conform to society’s expectation of him.