Karima Effendi Interviews Cedric Nunn for Joburg Photo Harari

June 2013

 

Karima Effendi (KE): When it comes to training and professional development, how important is the idea of exchange as demonstrated in the Joburg Photo Harare masterclass?

 

Cedric Nunn (CN): Exchange is key to the development of life in general, and in our specific regional context where countries were separated by ideological differences, fostering connections through exchange is critical. We need to be made aware of our commonalities and shared interests.

If you think of Zimbabwe, there are “perceived” differences between us (South Africa and Zimbabwe). We have a particular understanding of the processes that happened in Zimbabwe, which comes from these perceived differences. Continue reading

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Johannesburg’s Rebirth

The period following the release of political prisoners and the un-banning of political organizations in 1990 and the advent of democracy in 1994 brought unprecedented changes to the country in general and the heart of the city of Johannesburg in particular.

The inner-city of Johannesburg was designed by and for the exclusive use of white South Africans. Blacks were to visit by day from their far-flung townships to labour for the white owned and run economy. Continue reading

STADIA; The Ethos of the Day, and Sport as the Opium of the Masses

When one considers Johannesburg recently, what comes to mind are the stadia it boasts. Most cities have stadia, but as befits a city that is the centre of a province that hogs + – 80% of the country’s wealth, it’s are the kick ass of all stadia.

Consider Soccer City; where Cape Town stadium is so non-descript as to be unmemorable, and Durban’s simply reminiscent of a basket, bringing to mind fruit- basket or basket case (having said this, I was brought up to speed in terms of the groundbreaking technical innovation included in all these new stadia, truly first world!). Continue reading