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What working in Braamfontein taught me about being comfortable in my own skin

by: Courtney Rehman - 5 December 2016

What working in Braamfontein taught me about being comfortable in my own skin

By the end of my first week, all the rules about what is acceptable at work had been broken. I’d already seen a guy at a coffee shop with purple hair, my male colleague was rocking high heels better than most women I know and another girl at the office had her arm covered up in...

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I don’t need to speak an African language to be African

by: Geraldine Amoko - 2 December 2016

I don’t need to speak an African language to be African

Not speaking an African language made me feel alienated from my family and friends. I was born and raised in South Africa to Ugandan parents. Whether I was in South Africa or visiting relatives in Uganda, not speaking an indigenous language made me feel like I didn’t have a passport into my culture as an...

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“I want to hoe a bit” and other reasons why I’m single

by: Geraldine Amoko - 1 December 2016

“I want to hoe a bit” and other reasons why I’m single

Not everyone wants to be in a relationship. Some people just want to spend their 20s doing other things, whether it be focusing on their careers, hoeing around or exploring their sexuality. Here are a few peeps on why they choose to be single: “I want to hoe a bit” “I don’t want to commit....

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Being retrenched at 23 with a journalism qualification was a wake up call to up my game

by: Lebohang Morake - 29 November 2016

Being retrenched at 23 with a journalism qualification was a wake up call to up my game

I was 23 years old and at the start of my career when I got retrenched because the first company I ever worked for went bankrupt. Just this week I heard that another magazine, Grazia, also published its last issue. All this got me thinking, am I working for a dying industry? My big wake...

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WIN an iPad Mini with Digify & Absa ReadytoWork

by: admin - 29 November 2016

WIN an iPad Mini with Digify & Absa ReadytoWork

Trying to enter the job market can be a demotivating experience for most young people. You can easily start to feel like your money, time and effort is being wasted – from countless unsuccessful interviews to internships that never develop into permanent positions or that one business idea you just can’t seem to get off the...

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If you witnessed and survived these 10 things in 2016 then surely you will thrive in 2017

by: Aseza Pupuma - 29 November 2016

If you witnessed and survived these 10 things in 2016 then surely you will thrive in 2017

From The Prophet of Doom, to #FeesMustFall, to the blesser fever, and everything in between, 2016 has been a difficult year to make sense of. Let’s help you understand why you went through the most this year, and what every moment was preparing you for. Blesser fever First on the list is the blesser/blessee fever. Almost...

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7 dope South African trapsoul singers you need in your life before the year ends

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 25 November 2016

7 dope South African trapsoul singers you need in your life before the year ends

2016 brought us melodic trap music, known as trapsoul (named after American singer Bryson Tiller’s album of the same name). South Africa, not to be left behind, has also produced a few trapsoul singers who are holding it down. Here a few you definitely need on your playlist this festive season: Tellaman Tellaman doesn’t dab,...

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5 black spaces in Stellenbosch you might not know about

by: Misa Narrates - 25 November 2016

5 black spaces in Stellenbosch you might not know about

White people make up less than 20% of the people in Stellenbosch, but the minute you get to Stellenbosch University it feels like black people are the minority. Actually, students of colour at SU are only 37.8% of the varsity. But where do young black people in Stellenbosch hang out? Below are five black spaces that are worth...

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