Straight Outta Africa

11 Oct 2005 // 9:00 PM

For the Love of Music

Not even a knife-wielding tsotsi can keep Leonard away from his reggae supplier.

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14 Sep 2005 // 9:00 PM

South Africa’s Ongoing Struggle Against Discrimination

Before the end of this year South Africa could be the fifth country and the first on the African continent to legalize same-sex marriages. But as Leonard reports, despite open-minded policy and laws, many closets are likely to remain shut.

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14 Aug 2005 // 9:00 PM

Mandela at 87: A Different Ball Game

As former South African president, Nelson Mandela, turned 87 last month, our correspondent, Charles Leonard, found the 'Meaning of Mandela' in a rugby stadium.

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15 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

The motivational Oprah Winfrey show rolled into Johannesburg recently and a rather eccentric pronouncement by the talk-show queen prompted our correspondent, Charles Leonard, to write her this open letter about identity...

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9 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Leonard provides a short history of sartorial free speech, during and after apartheid, as expressed on the very bodies of the people.

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17 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

When the story of how AIDS affects ordinary people in South Africa is told, their real names are seldom used - because it can get you killed.

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6 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Three vignettes on race relations amoung South African's Youth. The struggle for political emancipation is over. Now it is a struggle for personal freedom.

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9 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Apartheid-era policeman have a certain 'look' about them that Leonard can detect from more than a decade away. You can take them out of an apartheid uniform, but you can't take the apartheid uniformly out of them. They also have a way they Look at him that still gives him chills, all these years later. You can take a leftist out of a paranoid era, but you can't take the paranoia out of a leftist.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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