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Equally ridiculed and celebrated in our communities for their perceived flamboyance, while also in many straight circles accepted with a bit of confused caution, almost everyone on the Cape Flats knows someone who is stereotypically described as a "Kaapse Moffie" but seldom the stories of transgender persons are told from the point of view of and as the main character in a theatrical play.
The transgender persons in most theatre works are usually cast as secondary characters and many times as comic relief, but the plays usually do not revolve around them.
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Having a wardrobe that has a disproportionately high number of black items is really not an indication of me being in a constant state of mourning, but it might as well be...
I wear black almost every day, except for today; I didn't...  
People here regularly wear black... We have a lot of funerals to attend...
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Just in time for Cape Town's Festive Season, Popular Comedian Marc Lottering has a brand new show running at The Baxter from running from 30 November 2017 to 13 January 2018.
Marc Lottering’s most beloved character, Aunty Merle Abrahams from Belgravia Road in Athlone, sashays onto the stage in the musical-comedy AUNTY MERLE, THE MUSICAL.


High Drama unfolds as Merle’s daughter Abigail (Tarryn Lamb) announces her engagement to Alan (Stephen Jubber). As Merle puts it: “he’s a good-looking white chap!”
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On a quick visit home to South Africa, in between filming episodes of The Flash in her role as The Mechanic, Kim Engelbrecht revealed a little more about the character she plays and about  her experience of filming in Canada.
 
The Mechanic is the devoted assistant to “The Flash” Season 4 nemisis The Thinker, but the actress said that her character isn’t entirely evil.
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Tuesday, 03 October 2017 02:04

Metrorail Diaries - Watch Your Step

People are hanging out of the moving train as it enters the station.
It’s mind-boggling to think that this scary sight is common-practise.

Some wanna-be ‘stuntmen’ literally hit the ground running as it slows down and is about to come to a stop.
Commuters waiting on the station have to take evasive action to avoid colliding with these almost out of control ‘stuntmen’.
Published in Creative Writing
Started in March 2017 Cool-Ur Box is now in its 3rd Edition and it is definitely growing in popularity.
With a marked and steady decline of nightclubs situated within the various areas of the Cape Flats Northern Suburbs, and there were many legendary clubs, two DJ's from that part of the Cape Peninsula decided to put together an event where the former patrons of those various clubs could get together and have an awesome jol once every few months.
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Now in its second year, The Ravens Independent Film Festival (RIFF) is an annual South African Township Film Festival held on the 24th September, National Heritage Day, which is also a public holiday.
The brainchild of Kane Adonis of Planet Hardcore, RIFF is an initiative with a mission to create awareness and promote South African artist, fashion, films, film makers and writers.
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With unbridled irreverence, Shana tackles the issues many of us on the Cape Flats and indeed in Coloured areas across the country almost constantly face albeit to varying degrees.
She spares no holy cows, pulls no punches and it's a casse of either you get it, or you don't.

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Tuesday, 05 September 2017 16:50

Metrorail Diaries - In a Pinch

The taxi is an old Toyota Hiace. The seats pinch and sting your butt.
When brakes are applied, it shakes like a junkie in need of a fix.
Alles vibrate… My tanne klap effentjies tien mekaa… My oë traan…  Ek’s wakker nou…

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Make no mistake. This is Huge! ...but Kim Engelbrecht is not simply a "flash-in-the-pan" actress who just happened to get lucky.
Kim has come a long way having spent more than two decades building a solid career in the entertainment industry.
Being cast as The Mechanic in the hit US TV superhero series The Flash is affirmation of how immensely talented Kim really is.

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