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Iko Mash is dead

by: admin - 21 July 2017

Iko Mash is dead

Fun, fab and fierce to the last breath. This is how her fans and peers will remember Iko Mash, who succumbed to cancer today. Before there was Caitlyn Jenner or Laverne Cox, decades before transgendered people were visible, there was Iko Mash: openly transgendered, and slaying the entertainment industry by trying her hand at acting,...

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Listen to 3 dope podcasts produced by dope South Africans

by: admin - 20 July 2017

Listen to 3 dope podcasts produced by dope South Africans

With podcasts popping up everywhere, you can find one to suit your particular taste. Whether you are a young black feminist looking to listen to or a hip-hop head, who wants the lowdown on the scene. These podcasts have got you covered. Listen to three podcasts that will entertain and inform you at the same...

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Here is what to expect from Anatii and AKA’s upcoming album

by: admin - 17 July 2017

Here is what to expect from Anatii and AKA’s upcoming album

The countdown begins with just a few more days until the release of the much-anticipated album Be Careful What You Wish For. The album from Anatii and AKA will feature 10 songs including hit track Don’t Forget To Pray. We spoke to Anatii on what to expect from their upcoming album. What can people expect...

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Staying in the closet as an act of self-care

by: admin - 14 July 2017

Staying in the closet as an act of self-care

Coming out, the act of announcing, publicising/disclosing or declaring your sexuality has been a staple of LGBTI activism and advocacy since the 1970s. As a political tool it was used to declare that LGBTI people are everywhere. The idea was that if more people came out, the less likely families with gay members would be...

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Department of Arts and Culture launches new fund for young artists

by: admin - 13 July 2017

Department of Arts and Culture launches new fund for young artists

Do you dream of publishing your first book, producing your first play or recording your first album, but have no money to make these dreams a reality? The Debut Fund Programme is for you. The Department of Arts and Culture, in partnership with the Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), have launched a fund to...

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Geekulcha is helping the youth to prepare for a digital future

by: admin - 13 July 2017

Geekulcha is helping the youth to prepare for a digital future

Meet Geekulcha, a Pretoria-based initiative that is creating a new era of young, gifted and black coders that are solving the world’s problems, one hackathon at a time. “We provide young talent with a platform to grow their skills through web and mobile apps development, electronics systems, data science and business informatics,” says the organisation’s...

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Getting data is as easy as telling us your story

by: admin - 12 July 2017

Getting data is as easy as telling us your story

That’s right! By telling your story, you stand a chance to win airtime. So what’s the catch? Super awesome online magazine for girls by girls, Springster, is looking for writers. You’ll be joining a team of girl writers from around the world, contribute your stories to be published on Springster and get support and guidance...

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My partner was deported after testing positive for HIV

by: admin - 29 May 2017

My partner was deported after testing positive for HIV

This post was sent to us by a Live Mag SA reader from Nigeria, who wanted to share his HIV story.  ‘I dated Edwina* for over a year. We had unprotected sex and oral sex on many occasions. It was an almost perfect relationship and we had no doubt that we would one day marry....

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My decision to have an abortion was rational

by: admin - 19 May 2017

My decision to have an abortion was rational

I got pregnant because I was too drunk. I barely remember the sex. When I woke up, I saw an unused condom. I was wondering why it wasn’t used—the fact that the condom was lying there suggested that the guy had at least thought about using it. I was so wasted that I was incapable...

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I wanted to kill myself when I finally realised I was gay

by: admin - 17 May 2017

I wanted to kill myself when I finally realised I was gay

This post was written anonymously by a fan of the show, MTV Shuga: “I am a 21 year old male, studying engineering in one of the top universities in Nairobi, Kenya. Reggie’s character (played by Given Stuurman in MTV Shuga) really touched me as it is a duplicate of the life I live. I am born...

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