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Driemanskap on signing to Native Rhythms, Cape Town hip hop and more

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 26 May 2015

Driemanskap on signing to Native Rhythms, Cape Town hip hop and more

Cape Town rap quartet Driemanskap signed with successful indie Joburg-based record label Native Rhythms about a month ago. It’s a huge step for spaza (Xhosa hip hop), which has struggled to reach audiences beyond the borders of The Mother City and the Eastern Cape. Driemanskap was previously signed to Cape Town indie label Pioneer Unit...

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Fashion bloggers who mean business

by: Kgorula Bitterhout - 26 May 2015

Fashion bloggers who mean business

  Many people have jumped on the fashion blogging bandwagon, and some among that ever-expanding group are doing serious business. These photogenic folk are creating names for themselves through their blogs and cashing in on their eye for style and trends. This is what three popular fashion content creators we spoke to said about the...

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Africa Rising: Myth or Future Reality?

by: Tshegofatso Mphahlele - 26 May 2015

Africa Rising: Myth or Future Reality?

Africa Day 2015. Not a very good time to be celebrating African unity. The recent xenophobic attacks make it very difficult to envision what the founding fathers of the Organisation of African Unity had in mind on that Saturday morning in 1963. Is Africa really as united as we want it to be? On this...

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#CreateWithCanon – Portraits of the City

by: Siyabonga Mkhasibe - 25 May 2015

#CreateWithCanon – Portraits of the City

Our friends over at Canon South Africa have given us the pocket-friendly Canon PowerShot SX600 HS  to use over the next 3 months for a campaign called #CreateWithCanon. Snapping image galleries to give you a look into the things we do, the things we see, and the things we create. In this month’s edition Siyabonga...

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The Secrecy bill edges closer to law

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 22 May 2015

The Secrecy bill edges closer to law

This month Minister of State Security David Mahlobo announced that he was in “advanced stages” of drafting regulations for the Protection of State Information Bill. The regulations – which set the foundation for the bill to be implemented once signed into law – have renewed fears from civil society that the contentious bill may soon...

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Xenophobia: With heads bowed in shame…

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 22 May 2015

Xenophobia: With heads bowed in shame…

History has a dirty habit of repeating itself. When the wave of xenophobic violence swept through South Africa seven years ago, claiming 67 lives and displacing thousands, no one could’ve bargained it would happen again. Former President Thabo Mbeki addressed parliament a month after the attacks, apologising for the loss of life while promising that...

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Kasi Instawalk, the township through the eyes of its residents

by: Bulumko Gana - 22 May 2015

Kasi Instawalk, the township through the eyes of its residents

The township is still looked at by outsiders as a hell-hole where the most sinister of crimes take place. Yes, people struggle in the hood and most young people want to move out of there, which is understandable but through all the negativity the media touts, black people still have a great time in the...

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A survival guide to traffic

by: Fatima Mathivha - 22 May 2015

A survival guide to traffic

Living in a metropolis certainly has its perks – think about tarred roads, inspiring architecture, opulent nightlife and hipsters. But what you really find at the end of that highway is not just a pot of gold – think about e-Tolls, loadshedding, pickpockets and, well, hipsters. If you’re not resilient the concrete jungle will certainly...

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