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9 hot singles from the man who brought you Ngud’

by: Vuyisile Kubeka - 28 June 2016

9 hot singles from the man who brought you Ngud’

If you’re only hearing about Kwestas greatness now that you’re jamming to Ngud, you’re late. The Katlehong-native has been killing it since 2007 when we first introduced to his infectious brand of kasi-inspired, punchline-driven hip hop. Don’t believe us? Here are nine hits that prove he’s not too far off when he calls himself Da King of...

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7 of the best South African hip-hop verses of 2016 so far

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 27 June 2016

7 of the best South African hip-hop verses of 2016 so far

Six months into the year and South African rappers have already dropped some of the hottest verses, on posse tracks, you will hear all year. Here are seven of the strongest, in no particular order:   Moozlie on Rouge’s “Mbongo Zaka” Moozle showed great improvement on “Mbongo Zaka”. The verse is one of her strongest...

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What it feels like to see again after 10 years of being blind

by: Aphelele Ndamse - 24 June 2016

What it feels like to see again after 10 years of being blind

At age nine, Philani Twala sat in class and struggled to see the black rectangular chalkboard with white chalk writings on it. All he could see were shapes and shadows. This had never happened to him before and he was so scared that he asked his friend, Xolani, to take him home. This was in...

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“I don’t want my kids growing up in this place” – Blikkiesdorp resident

by: Tatum-lee Louw - 24 June 2016

“I don’t want my kids growing up in this place” – Blikkiesdorp resident

Blikkiesdorp was established as a temporary relocation area (TRA) in 2007 by the City of Cape Town. But nine years later, it is still home to about 30 000 people who are yet to be moved from what was meant to be their temporary home. We visited the residents to find out what their thoughts...

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Jozi Cats proves rugby isn’t just for straight men

by: Xongani Maluleka - 22 June 2016

Jozi Cats proves rugby isn’t just for straight men

I had just come out of a rough patch in my life when I joined the team. I’d broken up with a guy so I took to clubbing and drinking to cope. I was going through a lot of difficult changes in my life. It was around this time that I joined the Jozi Cats. I...

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5 funny Facebook vloggers you should watch

by: Vuyisile Kubeka - 21 June 2016

5 funny Facebook vloggers you should watch

Social media has made it easier for young people trying to break into the entertainment industry. With recent calls for people to #OpenUpTheIndustry, young South Africans have started looking for new avenues to market themselves. Here is a list of young entertainers using Facebook to showcase their talent. Zikhona Nongqiza Msuthu Zikhona is a good...

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“I wish we were not treated like dogs just because we’re homeless”

by: Xoliswa Qoni - 17 June 2016

“I wish we were not treated like dogs just because we’re homeless”

Homeless people in an informal settlement in Monte Vista, many who been evicted from here several times, say they are going nowhere and that they will be voting in the upcoming local government elections despite their current living standards. There are about 11 families in this area who survive financially by getting temporary domestic and...

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Become a NXT LVL soccer star

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 17 June 2016

Become a NXT LVL soccer star

Coming from where I’m from, it’s a common occurrence seeing children playing a soccer match in the streets of Eldorado Park. Many of these children admire soccer stars and pretend to be a Cristiano Ronaldo on the field, but probably don’t believe they can make a career out of the sport because of the lack of...

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