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Watch: 4 Muslim women on why they wear their headscarves

by: Muneeba Davids - 23 September 2016

Watch: 4 Muslim women on why they wear their headscarves

With France’s burkini ban in the news and the suggestion that Muslim women who wear headscarves are oppressed, we asked four women for their own personal reasons. One woman says “I can wear my headscarf with anything, leather jacket, checked shirt,” while another explains that “it is a commandment from my creator.”

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Meet the unknown Mabala Noise artist who just made a song with American rapper, Tyga

by: Lerato Motsiri - 22 September 2016

Meet the unknown Mabala Noise artist who just made a song with American rapper, Tyga

This week a mostly unknown Mabale Noise artist, Du Boiz, posted a picture of himself on Fcebook with American hip-hop artist (and boyfriend to Kylie Kardashian), Tyga. The caption for the picture of the two rappers, which had Soul Cycle Downtown Los Angeles tagged as its location, simply read, “just finished a video featuring this...

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Young entrepreneurs who are making waves in the food industry

by: Koketso Masuluke - 22 September 2016

Young entrepreneurs who are making waves in the food industry

Starting your own business can be intimidating especially in the food industry where you are competing with established brands and restaurants all over the world. But this hasn’t stopped these five young entrepreneurs who are doing everything from coffee, tea, ginger beer and even pop-up restaurants. Here are five young entrepreneurs who are changing the...

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Meet the Durban illustrator who created a colouring book to help adults de-stress

by: Keneiloe Nkomo - 22 September 2016

Meet the Durban illustrator who created a colouring book to help adults de-stress

    For graphic designer and illustrator Sinomonde Ngwane, colouring books have always been a fascination. Now, the 21-year-old Durban-based creative, has taken her love for the art and created a colouring book for adults that uses colour therapy as a tool to help people who are stressed. There are therapeutic properties to using colouring...

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Recap: South African Fashion Week AW 17, opening night

by: Tshepo Mosokotso - 21 September 2016

Recap: South African Fashion Week AW 17, opening night

The guests were requested to wear only black but of course, there were few of those fashionistas who did not adhere to the theme … perhaps people like The Times’ Khomotso Moloto and Ntombenhle Shezi to stylist Mahlatse James and photographer Trevor Stuurman are born to always go against the grain. That attitude reared it...

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SA Fashion Week spills the beans on about their newest collaborator

by: Tshepo Mosokotso - 20 September 2016

SA Fashion Week spills the beans on about their newest collaborator

South African Fashion Week AW 17 (SAFW) kicks off today and runs until September 24 at The Park, Hyde Park Corner. With more than 50 local designers showcasing the latest trends, SA Fashion Week is widely considered one of the prestigious fashion event in the continent’s fashion calendar. This season, SAFW teams  up with Cafféluxe,...

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A participant in Zanele Muholi’s portrait series chats to us about the importance of the project

by: Tshepo Mosokotso - 20 September 2016

A participant in Zanele Muholi’s portrait series chats to us about the importance of the project

There was a recent opening of the Faces and Phases exhibition at Stevenson’s gallery in Braamfontein, which features black and white portraits of black lesbian women, mostly from South African townships. Muholi said this is a lifetime project for her, “Faces and Phases is a lifetime project. Those with more portraits on the show are...

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In memory of Mandoza, one of the most confident kwaito artists of all time

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 19 September 2016

In memory of Mandoza, one of the most confident kwaito artists of all time

Even though he had been reduced to just a face on a meme for “bad English” and hadn’t released music that resonated since the mid-2000s, Mandoza was an important figure in South African culture. We all know how “Nkalakatha” became a song loved by all races, playing in both the hood and rugby matches. The...

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