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Poor youth attendance at Parliament’s Youth Round Table Discussion

by: Sheilan Clarke - 31 July 2015

Poor youth attendance at Parliament’s Youth Round Table Discussion

Parliament recently hosted a Youth Round Table Discussion where the National Development Plan and other youth issues were discussed. Young MPs from all provinces and civil-society were part of the discussion. The event was poorly attended by young people, as EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi was quick to point out. “Where are the young people? Honourable (Mosiuoa)...

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Why these young people aren’t having sex

by: Philela Singama - 31 July 2015

Why these young people aren’t having sex

Young people who choose not to have sex – whether for personal or religious reasons – are either seen as super-human, abnormal or have a superiority complex. We recently met Zama Ngema (22) and Lungisa Gom (24), two young people who have chosen to abstain from sex and we let members of the public ask...

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We’re recruiting now for VIP contributors

by: Live Staff - 29 July 2015

We’re recruiting now for VIP contributors

Live SA/Livity Africa   Media Skills Training Programme Next intake August 2015 Applications close July 31st Do you want to be a part of shifting the political agenda? Do you want to make your mark in the South African political landscape? VIP is looking for you! We’re recruiting now for VIP contributors to join our...

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Black tax is a pain in my pocket and a noose around my neck

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 28 July 2015

Black tax is a pain in my pocket and a noose around my neck

As a student, I was excited to start working, thinking that once I start earning my own money I’d be independent and free to do whatever I pleased. Whether I wanted to buy my homies a round of drinks or save a percentage of my salary if I’m feeling responsible, I could do it. But...

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Sipho The Gift on all things music

by: Nadine Kutu - 27 July 2015

Sipho The Gift on all things music

After the great response to our first interview with rapper, producer, singer, songwriter Sipho The Gift and Mark Akol. We decided to catch up with them again for part two. This time we wanted to find out more about the role music plays in changing the world and connecting people. Video by: Nadines_Pics and mdnyzs

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Digify Bytes curriculum overview

by: Zodwa Kumalo-Valentine - 27 July 2015

Digify Bytes curriculum overview

Digify Bytes is made up of two key sessions: Digital 101 and Strategy 101. Each session runs for up to six hours, giving participants a full download of digital marketing and brand building, whether for yourself, your business or a possible employer. Our goal is to ensure that by the end of both sessions, you...

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What you can learn from this entrepreneur about protecting your idea

by: Bulumko Gana - 24 July 2015

What you can learn from this entrepreneur about protecting your idea

Coming up with a unique business idea is challenging. Protecting that idea from being stolen is even tougher. Take Cape Town entrepreneur Lufefe Nomjana. In 2011, he came up with a way to make bread slightly healthier by adding spinach to it and calling it “spinach bread”, formally known as Espinaca, which is also the name...

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We correct the misconceptions around male rape

by: Jamie Petersen - 24 July 2015

We correct the misconceptions around male rape

We don’t talk enough about male rape, particularly male rape perpetrated by women. The news, in May, of a man kidnapped at gunpoint and raped by three women in Port Elizabeth appeared in both local and international news sites. The police on the case said the incident left the man traumatised, but they also admitted...

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