Sanet van Rensburg

Closure of New Frame: Petition to Mr Roy Singham

Click here to sign the petition   We, the undersigned activists, academics, journalists, readers and supporters of New Frame and working class friends of the publication note that Mr Singham abruptly withdrew all funding to New Frame on/or about 29 June 2022,...

Mahikeng, A Forgotten Place

by Zeenit Jacobs   Have you seen Mahikeng? A place between rocks and filth; streets with littered debris are the empty words regurgitated from the foul lips of an office bearer crashing like dense hailstones… the stench of transparent oaths looming heavy over...

Remember Nokuthula Simelane

by Sihle Ntuli   for daughters of the armed strugglethe ones pictured standing alongside revered black male deities,partaking in the same contestation for liberation,the very same undergrounds of eSwatini coated in the same camouflage+++++++also crouched down to evade...

Two Poems by Sue Nyamnjoh

have you eaten?   I come from a long lineageof proud and brave heroes. Stories of their greatnesswere passed from father to childwith the cycle repeatedwhen the child became man. His was the mantle of keeping the storiesalive in memory. All this is untrue. Well,...

Extract from “The Birds know the postman”

by Mxolisi Nyezwa   The room at Livingstone hospital where I was now detained felt completely weird and exceedingly cold as if we – the doctor with a lisp, my mother who stood or sat in a chair nearby, the ill looking nurse, and myself – were all trapped inside a big...

Three Poems by Kalahari Marrakesh

A Turbulence of a Spinning Tsunami For coloured girls who love the spinning of a Gusheshe The distance between Hanover Park &Eldorado Parkis marked with asynchronicity of townships. Stacy-lee May spins her BMW 325i gusheshelike a trembling turbulence of a...

George

by Rory Kilalea   Rhodesia declared a unilateral declaration of Independence from Britain in 1965 to avoid black rule.A bush war erupted. Black freedom fighters attacked the white Rhodesian forces for control of the country. Men and women were enlisted. This story is...

Africa, UK and Ireland: Fixing Earth Anthology Vol 2

The bottom line is we have to fix the earth or Earth will fix us. Fixing is always effective when it starts on you, me, the individual. No one can really fix you but only you. How can we as humanity fix the earth each person fixing their relationships with earth? In...

Two Poems by LLM Mbatha

  Operation Dudula +++++++I Just yesterday they tried To #CleanSAAnd now we knowHow all of it was a LIEBut none came to apologiseFor the damage already doneHow easily we forgetThe nameless unlucky onesThat paid the ultimate price And here they go againThe ones that...