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Sakhumzi Mati on telling township stories and the struggles of black filmmakers

by: Andisiwe Ntoni - 1 November 2016

Sakhumzi Mati on telling township stories and the struggles of black filmmakers

Like most boys who grow up in the township, Sakhumzi Mati spent most of his time playing street soccer. But what he really enjoyed was watching television. “I used to ask myself what is it with this box that makes people watching it not want to be disturbed.” It was here that his love for...

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How this Cape Town afro soul duo went from performing on trains and taxi ranks to being promising stars

by: Andisiwe Ntoni - 31 October 2016

How this Cape Town afro soul duo went from performing on trains and taxi ranks to being promising stars

On their popular single, “Ngeny’ilanga”, which has about 34,000 YouTube views, the up-and-coming Cape Town afro soul duo Soul Kulture tell an emotive story of hope. On the video, they go from performing in the hood, to being discovered by a music executive who’s astounded by their talent. The song sums up Soul Kulture’s story. The...

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[Video] Why do Capetonian Xhosa people make fun of the accents of Xhosas from the Eastern Cape?

by: Andisiwe Ntoni - 4 October 2016

[Video] Why do Capetonian Xhosa people make fun of the accents of Xhosas from the Eastern Cape?

Xhosas from Cape Town call Xhosa people from the Eastern Cape backward, because of the way they speak. In the video below, two Xhosa men, one from Cape Town and another from the Eastern Cape, discuss their accents, the discrimination between the two, and whether Xhosas from the Eastern Cape should adapt and speak like Capetonians...

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The pain of using cloths as sanitary pads

by: Andisiwe Ntoni - 29 August 2016

The pain of using cloths as sanitary pads

Zandile Lali* was 13 years old when she had her first period during class in primary school. She was scared and didn’t know what to do. Like many other girls, she confided in her mother when she got home. But she didn’t get pads or tampons, like many other girls her age. She had to...

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Watch how these men react to being catcalled by women

by: Andisiwe Ntoni - 23 August 2016

Watch how these men react to being catcalled by women

For women, being catcalled  by men is almost daily experience. Curious to see how men would react if the tables were turned, we took to the Cape Town CBD and Langa township, with hidden cameras, to find out how men would react to being catcalled. Watch the video below for their reactions. Video shot and edited...

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