Author: Baynham Goredema

10 Years of Fatherhood – An introspection

Having been a father for 10 years I thought I would share with you what fatherhood means to me and the journey so far. This is MY experience. Ode to my father first and foremost who I feel set a good example for us and set the bar really high. Nothing but respect! One thing he would not allow us or any of the children we played with to say was ‘pfutsek’. Hanzi imbwa indiyo inotukwa kunzi pfutsek. Had a fabulous relationship with my father inlaw, at no point did he ever treat me like a mukwasha, we would...

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Is your South African permit/visa verified?

Zimbabweans in South Africa, its a good idea to have your permits verified by @HomeAffairsSA to avoid issues at ports of entry. I had a horrible incident at OR Tambo International Airport last month when I was going to Zimbabwe for the Creativism Exhibition. On my way to Zim my passport was passed between two immigration officials, something about trouble scanning. I just thought, well this happens all the time. The second one takes it to a side office & says he will be back shortly. I could see them behind a tinted window, 3 officers in front of...

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Dissecting Dominic Benhura’s #MugabeStatue

Dominic Benhura is one of the fore most stone sculptors in Zimbabwe who has exhibited a\extensively around the world. A second generation sculptor, he has a distinct style and his work is instantly recognisable. He is in his element when working with human forms and with hard stones like springstone. Some of his best work consists of a dynamic sense of movement, celebration and seem to defy gravity! He will certainly go down in history as one of the masters of stone sculpture in Zimbabwe. Dominic has been such an inspiration through his work and what he has achieved...

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Dominic Benhura: Views from Zimbabwean artists on #MugabeStatue

I reached out to some of my art and designer peers to find out their opinions on the #MugabeStatue. Interesting thoughts. I also added some selected tweets on the same issue. Also Read 1. Dissecting Dominic Benhura’s #MugabeStatue 2. #MugabeStatue: Dominic Benhura’s brief – Context behind the production of the statute (satire) Idiotic bid to make money Yakashata(Its ugly), but I respect his idiotic bid to make money..or trying to find favour with a 93 year old. He wants to remain relevant to Zimbabwe yet the west is his cash cow. Its below standard, the Chitungwiza realism artist should...

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#MugabeStatue: Dominic Benhura’s brief

A conversation between Dominic Benhura (DB) a renowned Zimbabwean sculptor and Office of the State Residence (OOTSR) who commissioned him to produce a statue of the president to be erected at state house while he is still alive. This conversation gives us some context behind the sculpture that notoriously broke the internet in Zimbabwe Also Read 1. Dissecting Dominic Benhura’s #MugabeStatue 2. Dominic Benhura: Views from Zimbabwean artists on #MugabeStatue – Views from artists and designers on the statue.   OOTSR: Mr Benhura we were referred to you by a colleague of ours at the ministry of arts and...

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