Posts Tagged ‘Loyiso Gola’


There’s probably going to be a lot of empty plinths in South Africa’s major centres soon – well, if this country’s self-styled landscape decolonisers get their way. The problem is: all those statues of Van Riebeeck will probably end up being replaced by statues of other particularly dour and/or problematic personages. So we want to propose something different: put up some statues of popular artists. But which ones would be most suitable? Here are a few proposals.

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Two time Emmy nominee, Loyiso Goyo performs his State of the Nation show during the 2015 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, 6 July 2015. Photo:CuePix/Ruan Scheepers

It’s hard to imagine the host of Late Night News nervous, but Loyiso Gola was visibly so when he began his talk at Think!Fest.

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Comedian and two-time Emmy Award nominee Loyiso Gola takes to the stage and riffs on the state of now (at the expense of one Cue critic). Photo:CuePix/Ruan Scheepers

Loyiso Gola is asking me a question. “What does the review say?” After white people, black people, fat people, women, Standard Bank, the Eastern Cape and a number of sports have been in the cross-hairs, now it’s my turn. I’ve been outed, you see, as a reviewer.

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