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Five young creatives you need to know right now

by: Fatima Mathivha - 3 July 2015

Five young creatives you need to know right now

Young people in South Africa are doing amazing things in the creative industry, whether it is in the form of world-class photography, music, events and everything in between – it’s clear that we have the talent. The LiveSA team has put together a list of five young people that we think you definitely need to...

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All the action from day one of the #VIPYouthFest

by: Fatima Mathivha - 16 June 2015

All the action from day one of the #VIPYouthFest

Cue Day 1. The day kicked off with a big announcement: poet, feminist and anthropology student, Lebogang ‘Nova’ Masango, would be joining the VIP Campaign. What could possibly top that? How about a screening of Roger Young’s “Keys Money Phone” – a film about a young, white Capetonian man who forgets his keys, money and...

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Introducing the #VIPYouthFest exhibiting photographers

by: Fatima Mathivha - 15 June 2015

Introducing the #VIPYouthFest exhibiting photographers

Photography is a medium that is one of the most powerful tools to document changes and it’s been central to documenting political changes in this country. With the advancement of technology and wider access to mobile cameras, more young people can now document and catalog events – creating visual diaries of their everyday lives. As part...

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Can I still be racist if my bestie is white?

by: Fatima Mathivha - 12 June 2015

Can I still be racist if my bestie is white?

I’m pretty sure I hate white people; which is funny, considering that my best friend is white. We’ve been friends since high school and she’s been one of the most reliable and loyal friends I’ve ever had. It generally hasn’t seemed like a strange thing to have a white best friend. Almost half of the...

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Young, black, middle-class and unemployed

by: Fatima Mathivha - 9 June 2015

Young, black, middle-class and unemployed

For most of my life I grew up thinking that if you made it into the middle-class, that’s it. You’ve made the cut. Life is easy. And if I ever had a doubt about it, I would quickly be reassured by another story glorifying the “rise of the black middle-class” and touting their successes. I...

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VIP Debate Club Review: So Am I Xenophobic?

by: Fatima Mathivha - 3 June 2015

VIP Debate Club Review: So Am I Xenophobic?

When we arrive at the Bannister Hotel in Braamfontein for the VIP Debate Club there’s already a buzz in the air. The turnout is impressive and we struggle to find a seat. It’s a little surprising. Not only are we all here to discuss the very sensitive subject of xenophobia, we’re also all here, after...

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#SOMETHINGMUSTFALL

by: Fatima Mathivha - 1 June 2015

#SOMETHINGMUSTFALL

This past week, Assemblage, a non-profit artist facilitation organisation, presented an exhibition titled #SOMETHINGMUSTFALL at Kalashnikovv Gallery in Braamfontein. The exhibition marks the end of a year-long studio bursary of six artists – Vivien Kohler, Sandile Radebe, Minenkulu Ngoyi, Isaac Zavale, Khehla Chepape Makgato and Zwelethu Machepha. Inspired by the #RhodesMustFall movement – which was conceived...

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Win tickets to Sneakers Only JHB

by: Fatima Mathivha - 28 May 2015

Win tickets to Sneakers Only JHB

Sneakers Only is a monthly party in Cape Town that promises dope music in a dope venue with some rad people in some of the most envy-worthy kicks. And from what we can gather from the event’s page, it delivers on its promise. Pretty much anyone that has blown up now has played at this...

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Young person to watch: Phendu Kuta

by: Fatima Mathivha - 27 May 2015

Young person to watch: Phendu Kuta

The first time I met Phendu Kuta was during a brief and rather coincidental conversation with photographer, Themba Mbuyisa at Unlabelled magazine’s Night Market held at The Cosmopolitan in the Maboneng Precinct. Themba was explaining some of his photographs on display in a wooden-floored, white-walled, bedroom-cum-exhibition space. He had broken off a conversation with a...

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A survival guide to traffic

by: Fatima Mathivha - 22 May 2015

A survival guide to traffic

Living in a metropolis certainly has its perks – think about tarred roads, inspiring architecture, opulent nightlife and hipsters. But what you really find at the end of that highway is not just a pot of gold – think about e-Tolls, loadshedding, pickpockets and, well, hipsters. If you’re not resilient the concrete jungle will certainly...

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