As in the old days of Apartheid, Nelson Mandela is still portrayed as an evil force in some Flemish circles, the writer Tom Lanoye argued is the Hugo Claus Lecture he delivered mid-March in Anvers.
The new movie about South African lawyer and leader of the Communist Party, Bram Fischer, could not have come at a better time.
On 16 March 2017, South African documentary photographer, Yasser Booley embarked on a public transport journey, from Cape Town, South Africa to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
"The unveiling of Mandela Landscape hails the beginning of an exciting partnership between the Artscape Theatre Centre and ZAM Magazine towards creative excellence."
ZAM latest Photo Editions covers the work of Capetonian photographer Yasser Booley. This is a result of the collaboration between ZAM, the photographer, his curator Joan Legalamitlwa and Africalia. The visuals are chosen from Booley's recently published collection, South Africa at Liberty, an Africalia edition.
Anton Corbijn: "I am extremely excited that the work has found a home in Cape Town."
ZAM’s partner the African Investigative Publishing Collective asks for international solidarity to protest the internet blackout that is suffocating the southern Cameroon regions since 22 January.
A Dutch version of the story ‘Child abuse in the name of voluntourism, initiated by members of the ZAM network, was published by respected weekly De Groene Amsterdammer this week.
It’s a lesson the fake news brigades around the world should take to heart: in Nigeria, an attempt by the army to stop the country’s brave and ethical news platform the Premium Times from reporting truthfully and accurately has failed spectacularly.
'Dear Sylvana'| Members of the ZAM Team take part in a campaign to support of Sylvana Simons who is targeted by racist and sexist hate speech and threats.
Mandela Landscape, an art piece by Dutch photographer and filmmaker Anton Corbijn and artist Berend Strik, will travel to Cape Town and be on view in the Artscape Theatre from 12 February 2017. The work is one out of a series of 80 special prints produced for ZAM.
The ZAM Team mourns the passing of Fezeka Kuzwayo. She had the courage to fight the powerful. In a poem, published by ZAM in 2009, Fezeka recalled the horror she experienced one night in the house of the man who became president of South Africa. Khwezi, as Fezeka was also known, left us last Saturday. We will remember her. Read the poem here.
Together with Atlas Contact Publishers and Afrovibes, ZAM co-organised the book launch of Conny Braam's latest novel Ik ben Hendrik Witbooi, about the Namibian freedom fighter who led the resistance against the German occupation of Namibia and the genocide against the Herero and Nama populations.
Recognition and awards for changemakers and creatives in Accra, Maputo, Mogadishu and Johannesburg.
Upcoming | Conny Braam & Hendrik Witbooi | Mama Goema & Mac McKenzie | Nelson Mandela & Albie Sachs | Mohau Modikaseng & Mary Sibande | Lola Shoneyin & Ake | Africa & Design
In January 1961, Dutch broadcaster AVRO transmitted the first interview with Nelson Mandela in a documentary on 'Boers and Bantus'.
In a subtle by-the-way, Mozambican photographer Mario Macilau taught his packed audience at ZAM at the Amsterdam launch of his book an interesting lesson. Once a streetkid in his country's capital Maputo, Macilau made a living begging and washing cars. “We never wore the pretty clothes that were donated to us. People give less money to well-dressed street kids”, he says.
Luanga Choba, a former doctor who decided to pursue her dream and to fully devote herself to her passion: music.
What does the death of Mandela mean to youngsters under the age of 26?
ZAM joins the many, many thousands in a celebration of Nelson Mandela Day. Our work is rooted in the solidarity movements with the struggles against colonialism and apartheid.