Red books day: The Communist Manifesto translated into Sesotho and read by Napo Masheane

Napo Masheane translates passages from The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels into Sestho in celebration of International Red Books Day, 2020. Read more about the event at:… The Commune is a radical, community-centred bookshop in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. We are a not-for-profit organisation focused on the articulation and discussion of progressive, Pan-African […]

Launch event: We’d like to thank Sun Xa Experiment

The Commune extends our deepest gratitude to the amazing Sun Xa Experiment for their energetic and mesmerising performance. Sun Xa Experiment is a 7 piece ancestral spiritual band that tells the stories of who we are as the global community without race, colour or nation. With their music written in IsiZulu, Sesotho and English their […]

Launch event: We’d like to thank our panelists

We would like to thank Qhakaza Mbali Mthembu, Dr. Danai Mupotsa, Thapelo Mohapi and Mbuso Ngubane for accepting our invitation and taking time to participate as panelists in the launch of The Commune on Saturday the 28 of September 2019. Our event could not have been the success it was without our panelists generous participation. […]

Launch event: We’d like to thank Charles Leonard

The Commune would like to extend our thanks to Charles Leonard for providing the soundtrack to the revolution. Charles Leonard is a DJ, editor, broadcaster, journalist and an obsessive collector of vinyl. He has been collecting vinyl for five decades now and he loves sharing records from his eclectic, vast collection. Charles’s approach with his […]

Launch event: A roaring success

We hosted an event on the 28th of September to mark the opening of The Commune. The event included a panel discussion with panelists Dr. Danai Mupotsa, Qhakaza Mbali Mthembu, Thapelo Mohapi and Mbuso Ngubane. Entertainment was provided by the amazing Sun Xa Experiment and DJ Charles Leonard.