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The struggle of the opinion space

The Big Debate recently asked if artists had “sold out”. It was a fascinating episode that explored whether artists have a duty to effect positive change through their respective arts or whether their duty is only to entertain. It’s a question that can be put out to all. How am I using my position and/or…

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They say government-sponsored artists are traitors

I believe celebrated struggle poet and ANC veteran Mongane Wally Serote will be in a lot of trouble for saying “the white Western voice dominates discourse in this country while the African voice is muted”. He was a panellist on a Big Debate discussion about artists and whether they have sold out or have we…

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