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Poet Profile: Busisiwe Mahlangu

Busisiswe Mahlangu is a poet, performer and TEDx Speaker born in 1996 in Mamelodi, Pretoria. She explains her work as a space of healing and growth for herself. Her poetry is mostly described as hard-hitting and raw, she uses her...

Poetry Seen: Bedlam In Bedlam by Wazi M Kunene -12 May 2018

Bedlam In Bedlam written and performed by Wazi M Kunene is set to showcase on Saturday 12 May 2018 at the J&B Hive in Braamfontein Johannesburg. The poetry and music showcase features a four-piece band (Bass, Drums, Keys, and Lead...

Poetry Seen: The 2nd Annual South African National Poetry Slam 7 April 2018

When USA poet Mark Kelly Smith founded poetry slam in 1986 at a club in Chicago his intention was to give poetry back to the people. Thirty-one years later, this competitive form of poetry has brought his vision to life....

Poetry Seen: 12 Years A Poet by Vus’umuzi Phakathi (28 October 2017)

12 Years A Poet presented and performed by Vus’umuzi Phakathi is set to showcase on Saturday 28 October 2017 at the Wits Great Hall, Johannesburg. The one-man-show is a reflection of Phakathi’s journey as a poet through the years as...

Poet Profile: Xabiso Vili 

Xabiso Vili  is a performer, writer, TEDx speaker and social activist, currently working in the City of Tshwane. His writings help him explore his inner world so as to be able to relate to the outer world. He is the Pretoria...