From the weird to the wonderful, the festive and the dark, from music to art, to fashion, architecture, people and beyond, South African popular culture has flourished in leaps and bounds. Now with an online database of back issues available to read for free at, one small seed has been at the forefront of whatever is now, both local and international. Bearing in mind that some news never gets old, we are giving you – our readers – the chance to catch up on what might have been missed along the way… Over the next two months, every week, every day, we’ll take a look in one small seed’s rear-view mirror, and prove whoever said everything is better in hindsight, 100% right.

We hope you enjoy our collection for the month of September 2012.

Week 01


Irony and Empathy in one divide – Issue 06

Mustafa Maluka Prodigal Son – Issue 08

Flying with the Sharks – Issue 01


The Extraordinary Imagination of Ray Caesar – Issue 12

South Beach Photo-shoot – Issue 17

Stephen Street Paying the Piper – Issue 23


Paranormal Parables – Issue 07

Fostering Positivity – Issue 09

Daring the Shoot – Issue 16


Mean Street – Issue 14

Lucky Dube an icon gone too soon – Issue 15

The Artist in Tim Biskup – Issue13


Meaning in Pieces – Issue15

The Digital Dreams of Rudi Silbermann – Issue16

Week 02


Johdel is… Happy to be Here – Issue08

The Plasticity of Pretty – Issue18


Free Zimbabwe(an) Sindiso Nyoni – issue17

Roger Balen: Fly Me Away – Issue22

Murder at the MilkBar – Issue11


Shunnoz Tekasala – Issue11

Of Cookies & Pretty Fish – Issue09


Dance Floor Killers – Issue05

Withdrawal & Emergence The Photography Of Cara Gillougley - Issue14