An exhibition revisiting the relationship between The Netherlands and South Africa in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum elicited much controversy. 


New photo book by Yasser Booley

Blog / By ZAM Reporter

ZAM latest Photo Editions covers the work of Capetonian photographer Yasser Booley. This is a result of the collaboration between ZAM, the photographer, his curator Joan Legalamitlwa and Africalia. The visuals are chosen from Booley's recently published collection, South Africa at Liberty, an Africalia edition.


ZAM story in De Groene

Blog / By ZAM reporter

A Dutch version of the story ‘Child abuse in the name of voluntourism, initiated by members of the ZAM network, was published by respected weekly De Groene Amsterdammer this week.


It’s a lesson the fake news brigades around the world should take to heart: in Nigeria, an attempt by the army to stop the country’s brave and ethical news platform the Premium Times from reporting truthfully and accurately has failed spectacularly.


When Landscape meets Artscape

Blog / By ZAM reporter

Mandela Landscape, an art piece by Dutch photographer and filmmaker Anton Corbijn and artist Berend Strik, will travel to Cape Town and be on view in the Artscape Theatre from 12 February 2017. The work is one out of a series of 80 special prints produced for ZAM.


The ZAM Team mourns the passing of Fezeka Kuzwayo. She had the courage to fight the powerful. In a poem, published by ZAM in 2009, Fezeka recalled the horror she experienced one night in the house of the man who became president of South Africa. Khwezi, as Fezeka was also known, left us last Saturday. We will remember her. Read the poem here.


Upcoming | Conny Braam & Hendrik Witbooi | Mama Goema & Mac McKenzie | Nelson Mandela & Albie Sachs | Mohau Modikaseng & Mary Sibande | Lola Shoneyin & Ake | Africa & Design


In a subtle by-the-way, Mozambican photographer Mario Macilau taught his packed audience at ZAM at the Amsterdam launch of his book an interesting lesson. Once a streetkid in his country's capital Maputo, Macilau made a living begging and washing cars. “We never wore the pretty clothes that were donated to us. People give less money to well-dressed street kids”, he says.