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Mgarimbe and other one-hit wonders from the last 10 years

by: Vuyisile Kubeka - 29 April 2016

Mgarimbe and other one-hit wonders from the last 10 years

In case you didn’t realise, Mgarimbe’s massive street hit “Sista Bethina” was released 10 years ago. And Mgarimbe hasn’t released any other hit since then. He’s not the only South African artist who came, performed, but didn’t quite conquer, in the past 10 years.We list some of the artists who gave us the most memorable...

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How I became Solomon Mahlangu

by: Keneiloe Nkomo - 27 April 2016

How I became Solomon Mahlangu

I first auditioned for the lead role in the movie Kalushi two years ago. I had never heard of Solomon Mahlangu, but when I saw the script  I knew that it was a powerful story and I had to be a part of it. After my first audition, the director (Mandla Dube) decided to go...

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The #2X Story: VIP

by: Lee Molefi - 26 April 2016

The #2X Story: VIP

The “#” has become a powerful symbol that has gone far beyond just tracking Twitter trends. It has given young people an alternative way to take part in politics and make an impact. Through online activism, they have found a way to shift agendas, and forced themselves into national discourse, in addition to claiming their space...

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I’m Zimbabwean and I’m struggling to get refugee status in South Africa

by: Kudzai Vanyoro - 26 April 2016

I’m Zimbabwean and I’m struggling to get refugee status in South Africa

The snaking queue outside the Home Affairs department in Marabastad, Pretoria, is the most dreadful part of my day. I have been coming here for at least two days a week for the past month, since fleeing from my home country, Zimbabwe in 2015. I had to flee because, after forming a civic organisation for...

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So you want to be… an events promoter?

by: George Moya - 26 April 2016

So you want to be… an events promoter?

Our “So you want to be…” series aims to help you to choose a career. We feature a practising professional who tells us what you can expect in their field of work. This week we speak to Koketso Ditibane (25), an events promoter from Soweto. He runs Hood vs Burbs(HvB), an events company that has worked with...

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Dunoon residents on whether they will be voting these municipal elections

by: Xoliswa Qoni - 25 April 2016

Dunoon residents on whether they will be voting these municipal elections

Last week, residents of Dunoon, a Cape Town township, attempted to occupy a piece of land that belonged to a private farmer. This was a way of expressing their unhappiness with the slow process of them getting proper housing. They also burnt tyres on the roads and destroyed a MyCity bus station. We asked people...

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Marikana residents in Cape Town on whether they will be voting these municipal elections

by: Xoliswa Qoni - 25 April 2016

Marikana residents in Cape Town on whether they will be voting these municipal elections

Three years ago, Cape Town backyard dwellers occupied a vacant piece of privately-owned land and named it Marikana, in solidarity with the miners who were killed at Lonmin mine. The area has grown since, despite residents having been evicted several times by the City of Cape Town. With local elections around the corner, we asked...

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8 South African folktales that could make movies as great as The Jungle Book

by: Sonwabile Maqubela - 22 April 2016

8 South African folktales that could make movies as great as The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book movie, which is currently showing at cinemas, was originally an Indian folktale which Rudyard Kipling turned into a book. Here is a list of really cool South African folktales that could make great movies. 1. Ungcuka NoDyakalashe (Wolf and Jackal) Dyakalashe (Jackal) is caught in a farmer’s trap after stealing lambs from a kraal. He then...

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