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5 things from Kwesta’s music video you will relate to if you grew up in the township

by: admin - 12 January 2018

5 things from Kwesta’s music video you will relate to if you grew up in the township

Growing up eKasi is a unique South African experience, and Kwesta was able to capture it in 4:25 minutes in his music video for Spirit. The beauty of the video is in the little details that were included to make the video so reflective of our day to day – from the Hart pots on...

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Take your art to the next level with the #OwnYourMark workshops

by: Sanelisiwe Maliza - 11 January 2018

Take your art to the next level with the #OwnYourMark workshops

Calling all artists looking to step up their digital game and take their art to the next level! British Council in partnership with Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) and Digify Africa bring you a brand new training programme designed to give artists the skills they need to make the most of the digital world...

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Fashion portraits from Afropunk Johannesburg

by: Cole Ndelu - 3 January 2018

Fashion portraits from Afropunk Johannesburg

Johannesburg’s first Afropunk festival which took place on the 30 – 31 December was the ultimate celebration and expression of black beauty. The inspiring looks from festival attendees pushed the boundaries of street fashion. We loved the creativity, colour and freedom. Scroll down to see a few our favourite looks from the festival below.  ...

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South Africans invited to pledge and #strideforgood

by: admin - 19 December 2017

South Africans invited to pledge and #strideforgood

Most of us associate alcohol with celebration and good times but unfortunately, violence against women can be related to the irresponsible use of it. Several studies from low- and middle-income countries show that men who abuse alcohol are 1.6 to 4.8 times more likely to perpetrate intimate partner violence than men who do not misuse it. By...

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Glow Makatsi – vibrating higher and higher

by: Cole Ndelu - 19 December 2017

Glow Makatsi – vibrating higher and higher

I first came across Glow in Afropunk’s article, The Glo’wup: the intricacies of being a transgender woman in South Africa. Glow Makatsi is a multi-talented vlogger, stylist and trans-activist based in Johannesburg. The self described “glitch in the gender matrix” has an energy that is hard to miss. She has appeared on MTV Bases’ recent...

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Photographer Lusanda Ndita explores the township back room with four young men

by: admin - 13 December 2017

Photographer Lusanda Ndita explores the township back room with four young men

The back room is a feature in many black households where there is a young man. Located at the back of the household, the room is a midway point for men who are still young and can’t afford their own places but are old enough that they need their own space. Photographer and Market Photo...

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Win tickets to see Shimza and Moonchild play live

by: Cole Ndelu - 6 December 2017

Win tickets to see Shimza and Moonchild play live

The last Bacardi House Party for 2017 is happening this Friday at the Good Luck Bar. The last sessions will feature DJ Shimza and performances by Moonchild, Phil the E, Crazy, Mindos, Faith K, Earful Soul and Soul Healer. You and a friend can join this private party and dance under neon lights to soulful...

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5 Reasons why Cassper Nyovest’s #FillUpFNBStadium concert was a success

by: Lilita Gcwabe - 5 December 2017

5 Reasons why Cassper Nyovest’s  #FillUpFNBStadium concert was a success

Although Cassper didn’t fill up the FNB Stadium to its full capacity, it would be unreasonable to believe the concert was unsuccessful. With a target of 75 000 people to attend, an amazing number of 68 000 tickets were sold. On the 2nd of December 2017, we were stunned and inspired by Cassper’s relentless ambition...

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