Kagiso Mnisi

About the Author Kagiso Mnisi

Kagiso Mnisi is a Johannesburg-based South African writer with a deep interest in the evolution of his city (he is also director at Unity Creative Development Foundation). He writes about urbanism, music and anything to do with radio, and publications he has contributed to include C&, Blaque, BPM, Muse, Joburg Style, The Times, Standard Bank Arts, Keleketla! New Writing Section and JHB Live. Kagiso firmly believes that Sun Ra is a Dogon as well as the first man to land on the moon.

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Language in our African Future(s)

How language relates to time is a philosophical humdinger. In his remarkable essay, ‘Midnight,’ South African novelist Imraan Coovadia writes that ‘science has yet to create a satisfactory description of time, an account of why it exists and how it progresses…the physical time of the cosmos, expressed in the changes of subatomic particles and forces and billion sun galaxies, differs from historical time, with its emphasis on economic and cultural processes, and also from the psychological time of human beings.’

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The Promise Of Futurism Part 3: Content In The Digital Age, A Conversation with Lindokuhle Nkosi

It’s been quite interesting to see how creative industries within the continent have surpassed mainstream politics in advancing the ‘newness of Africa’, but on the flipside are also vulnerable to the stranglehold of neocolonial agendas operating through the language of ‘development’, ‘sustainability’, ‘Africa rising’ and all these other vacuous references.