Comm members and volunteers pose in studio at the African Media Matrix building for the Rhodes University Gender Action Project. GAP is an activism society that looks at ways of engaging in dialogue on sexism, oppression and sexual violence in a South African context. Throughout the year the committee has held various workshops with Grahamstown school children and Rhodes University students on raising awareness on gender based issues. Text design by Michelle Sabina AvenantPhotographs by Niamh Walsh-Vorster 

Comm members and volunteers pose in studio at the African Media Matrix building for the Rhodes University Gender Action Project. GAP is an activism society that looks at ways of engaging in dialogue on sexism, oppression and sexual violence in a South African context. Throughout the year the committee has held various workshops with Grahamstown school children and Rhodes University students on raising awareness on gender based issues. 

Text design by Michelle Sabina Avenant
Photographs by Niamh Walsh-Vorster 

Residents, Rhodes University students, lecturers and municipality workers protest outside of the Grahamstown City Hall, High Street, Eastern Cape on Thursday 27 August 2014. The on-going water shortages and service delivery failures led to the protest and presentation of an open letter. There was call for dissolution of the Makana Municipality. City Mayor Zamuxolo Peter addressed the crowd, only to be met with negative responses. © Niamh Walsh-Vorster 

Top: Francois van Coke and Jedd Kossew from Van Coke Kartel perform on the Wesley’s Dome Stage at Oppikoppi Music Festival in Northam, Limpopo, South Africa on Friday 8 August 2014. Van Coke Kartel are an Afrikaans rock band known for their high-energy performances. 

Bottom:  A naked man party’s on stage during the Van Coke Kartel performance on the Wesley’s Dome Stage at Oppikoppi Music Festival in Northam, Limpopo, South Africa on Friday 8 August 2014. 

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Spoek Mathambo performs at the Skellum Stage at Oppikoppi Music Festival in Northam, Limpopo, South Africa on Saturday 9 August 2014. Mathambo integrates an authentic South African sound with electronic beats, often collaborating with new wave African artists. His collaborations has led him to create the Fantasma project, which brings together a band of South African creatives. © Niamh Walsh-Vorster

1. Joe Bolton plays the Tuba with The Nomadic Orchestra at the Skellum Stage at Oppikoppi Music Festival in Northam, Limpopo, South Africa on Saturday 9 August 2014. The Normadic Orchestra is a five-piece Balkan fusion dance band. 

2. Gabriel Du Toit plays the Sax with The Nomadic Orchestra.

3. Greg Abrahams, Joe Bolton and Gabriel Du Toit from The Nomadic Orchestra. © Niamh Walsh-Vorster

Top and middle: George van der Spuy from Taxi Violence performs on the James Phillips Stage at Oppikoppi Music Festival in Northam, Limpopo, South Africa on Friday 8 August 2014. 

Bottom: Loedi van Renen from Taxi Violence performs on the James Phillips Stage at Oppikoppi Music Festival in Northam, Limpopo, South Africa on Friday 8 August 2014. © Niamh Walsh-Vorster

Grahamstown based band, The Fishwives, perform on the Bruilof Stage at Oppikoppi Music Festival in Northam, Limpopo, South Africa on Friday 8 August 2014. Oppikoppi is one of South Africa’s largest music festivals with an estimated 20 000 people who attend each year. International acts who headlined included Cat Power, Aloe Blacc, The Editors and Wolfmother. © Niamh Walsh-Vorster

1 & 2. Lira in Concert at the Guy Butler Theater at the National Arts Festival on Friday 11 July 2014. Award winning South African musician Lira performing live on stage with Kenton Windvogel on guitar, Earl Baartman on bass, Joshua Zacheus on drums and Petrus Mngomezulu on keyboard, bringing soul, funk and jazz into the mix.

3. Petrus Mngomezulu on keyboard with Lira in Concert.

4. Earl Baartman on bass with Lira.

5. Kenton Windvogel on guitar with Lira in Concert at the Guy Butler Theater at the National Arts Festival.

6. Earl Baartman on bass with Lira.

7. Multi-platinum award winning South African Singer/Songwriter Lira stands tall during her performance during the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa.  

(Photos: CUEPIX/Niamh Walsh-Vorster)

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1. Lucy Tops is held by the cast of Another Day perform in the physical theater and dance production in The Highlander venue during the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa on Saturday 5 July 2014. Through song and dance show from The Follow Spot Productions tells the story of a love affair and the heartache it creates.  

2. The cast of Another Day.

3. Kjersti Soberg performs the physical theater and dance production Another Day.

4. Nicholas Vries (front), Ashley Searle (back left) and Bradley Searle perform in the physical theater and dance production Another Day.

5. Lucy Tops in Another Day.

6. Nadine Theron (front) and Lucy Tops (behind) in Another Day.

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1. Londiwe Khoza in the dance production Between the Lines in Centenary Hall venue at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa on Friday 4 July 2014. The production mixes ballet, poetry and song and is Gold Medal winner of South African International Ballet competition.

2. Cast members in the dance production Between the Lines.

3. Mthukthuzeli November and Gemma Trehearn in the dance production Between the Lines.

4. Vuyo Mahashe and co-performers in the dance production Between the Lines.

5. Lwando Dutuyulwa and Emlit Isted in Between the Lines.

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