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10 Shots from STR.CRD: Saturday

Photos from day three of STR.CRD 2013 in Joburg.


We started this recap series with the intent to show 6 photos from each day of STR.CRD (coz "6 shots" sounded sexy), but we've realized you can't reasonably squeeze all there is to see into such limited snaps — alas, we've upgraded to a less-sexy "10 shots."

A record 6,800 festival-goers joined us on Constitution Hill for STR.CRD's main event on Saturday. There were graffiti writers, dancers, skateboarders, BMXers, and in general some very stylish young people. The pop-up shops and simultaneous outdoor sport events were buzzing with people who love the culture and aesthetic of "the streets." Which streets this refers to isn't entirely clear — I'd say NYC street/streetwear culture, but that wouldn't be fair to the uniqueness that the kids here have given their crafts. We spoke to a few of the international guests from Art Comes First and Street Etiquette and they too agree that there's a special quality to the strains of self expression in Joburg — and it's not necessarily limited to those with expendable incomes (in fact, admission to STR.CRD was free this year for social media users). Check out our shots below and take a wild guess at how much fun we had this year. Thanks again to Karabo Maine and Anthony Bila for holding down OKA's media team.

Photos by Karabo Maine

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For more from STR.CRD 2013 catch up on our opening night and pop-up shop recaps.

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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