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Miss Thandi in the Sunday TimesReview of the Grahamstown Arts Festival 1999 in this nation-wide South African newspaper.
July 18 1999

Pride and prejudice

But best of the lot was local royalty in the form of Miss Thandi, a flamboyant drag act by Vuyo Matinyana from Port Alfred, who has lived in Amsterdam for the past six years. Whether doing Sarie Marais or the click song, Qongqothwane, she whipped audiences into a frenzy of singing, clapping and on-stage participation that at times humiliated males for their chauvinism while women whooped in delight. Yet under the surface was the healing power of a sangoma and a deep respect for Xhosa culture.

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