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Dating in the dark

by: Fatima Mathivha - 31 March 2015

Dating in the dark

As I walk past a car guard, the lights of Fox Street suddenly go off, the music from the surrounding restaurants stops and there seems to be a collective sigh from patrons and restaurant staff. “Ah, Eskom and their loadshedding!” I meet Rachael Neary at the POPArt Theatre in the Maboneng Precinct and the first...

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The 16th Cape Town International Jazz Festival in pictures

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 31 March 2015

The 16th Cape Town International Jazz Festival in pictures

The 16th Cape Town International Jazz Festival which took place on Friday March 20 and Saturday March 21, lived up to its “Africa’s Grandest Gathering” tag line. It brought under one roof, white people dressed in dashikis trying to sing along to Bra Hugh’s “Khawuleza”, hippies in skinny pants and Vans hanging at the Bassline...

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Apply now for our Google-backed digital bootcamp, Digify ZA

by: Live Events - 31 March 2015

Apply now for our Google-backed digital bootcamp, Digify ZA

We are now taking applications for round four of Digify ZA! 3-month digital marketing bootcamp backed by Google and IAB SA Application deadline Monday 27 April 2015 Digital marketers and social media ninjas are ruling the world! The digital industry is looking for young people like you to rise up and tame the beasts of...

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Hip hop unifies

by: Tshegofatso Mphahlele - 31 March 2015

Hip hop unifies

  If you had asked me to write about anything  even remotely related to hip hop before this past weekend, I probably would’ve laughed in your face. I kid you not. I’m very clueless when it comes to the genre. I’ve always thought it was characterised and supported by angry black men with mommy issues....

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You’re invited – Live SA, Connect ZA & Ithuba Gallery exhibition drinks

by: Live Events - 30 March 2015

You’re invited – Live SA, Connect ZA & Ithuba Gallery exhibition drinks

This Wednesday 1 April, we are joining with the British Council Connect ZA and Ithuba Arts Gallery to host a drinks reception for the LAB exhibition currently open at  Ithuba Arts Gallery in Braamfontein. The Exhibition LAB brings together three innovative, independent artist-run spaces from the UK to take over the Ithuba Arts Gallery. Acting as a hub...

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Xenophobia: what is government doing about it?

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 27 March 2015

Xenophobia: what is government doing about it?

This Wednesday, Deputy Minister Cyril Ramaphosa was in parliament to answer questions from members of the National Council of Provinces. A question or two was dedicated to the ongoing energy crisis and government’s plans to arrest the decline into a full blown crisis. But perhaps the most striking question was whether the recent spate of...

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Disability is not inability

by: Asanda Gura - 27 March 2015

Disability is not inability

In his State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma said, “We would continue to advance and improve the lives of people with disabilities.” Following that I attended a portfolio committee on Social Development on March 18, in which the committee addressed some of the comments made by the president. But I also wanted to...

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Moments in jazz at the free concert

by: Andy Mkosi - 27 March 2015

Moments in jazz at the free concert

I took my camera to capture some moments at the Cape Town Jazz Festival Free Concert which took place at The Greenmarket Square in the CBD Wednesday evening. Those moments when the artists bond with the music, eyes shut and oblivious to their surroundings, that moment music takes over them. On the bill were up-and-coming...

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