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Photographing the Real City of Cape Town

The Real City of Cape Town is an Instagram project that’s challenging how Cape Town is defined visually.

A protest moves through a street in Langa as people demonstrate over unsatisfactory housing conditions. Smoke plumes ascend to a blue sky as a car starts to burn soon after it has been stolen.

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Literature

Meet Lidudumalingani, Winner of the 2016 Caine Prize for African Writing

South African writer, photographer, filmmaker and Caine Prize winner Lidudumalingani on making stories through words and images.

In July, South African writer Lidudumalingani was selected as this year’s winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing for his short story, “Memories We Lost.” A writer, filmmaker and photographer, Lidudumalingani was born in the Eastern Cape province in a village called Zikhovane. He’s currently based in Cape Town.

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5 Films to See at South Africa’s Encounters International Documentary Film Festival

Our guide to must-see African documentaries at Encounters International Documentary Film Festival in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

South African Women Talk 'Six Inches' In Hilarious Adult Theatre Comedy

Three South African women boldly take on the topic of their sexual encounters in the hilarious adult theatre comedy 'Six Inches.'

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