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Using tattoos to tell my story

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 13 June 2017

Using tattoos to tell my story

It’s 8 AM on a cold Sunday morning and I’m laying on a tattoo bed in Turffontein for the umpteenth time at my tattoo artist’s house/tattoo parlour. It’s freezing but I’m wearing shorts because this tattoo will be going on my calf. I’m nervous and excited but that’s usually how I feel before the needle...

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Thoughts on the streets about blesser culture

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 12 June 2017

Thoughts on the streets about blesser culture

We went out on the Braamfontein streets to ask the youth what they thought about “blesser culture” in South Africa and if young girls really knew what they were getting themselves into by seeking out a blesser. The consensus was that young women feel pressured by social media to live and portray a certain kind...

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How much do you really know about abortion?

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 23 May 2017

How much do you really know about abortion?

We went out on the streets to speak to young people and determine how much they actually know about abortion and the options a young woman has if she fell pregnant and decided not to keep the baby. Mostly illegal posters and pamphlets titled ABORTION are plastered all over the Johannesburg CBD and other major cities. There is...

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Eldorado Park service delivery protest in pictures

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 8 May 2017

Eldorado Park service delivery protest in pictures

The early hours of Monday morning saw chaos on the Golden Highway leading to the N12 in the south of Johannesburg. The road was brought to a complete standstill as residents of the predominantly coloured suburb, Eldorado Park, protested against poor service delivery, unemployment and the inability for police to curb drug abuse in the...

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Win a month free Internet TV subscription

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 21 April 2017

Win a month free Internet TV subscription

If you’ve grown tired of the current viewing options, which frankly are limited, expensive and repetitive, Internet TV is an option you should be exploring. The service allows online streaming of hundreds of shows and series via smart TV’s and electronic devices such as tablets and cellphones. We are offering two readers the opportunity to...

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Blackfish on Showmax

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 18 April 2017

Blackfish on Showmax

On the 6th of January, the largest orca in captivity died. He was 35 years old, and his name was Tilikum. Animal-rights activists around the world knew of Tilikum, because he was no ordinary orca. His life brought to light the dark, cruel, dangerous underbelly of the SeaWorld Corporation, and the inhumane global practice of marine...

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The Vagina Monologues on Showmax

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 12 April 2017

The Vagina Monologues on Showmax

While scrolling through hundreds of episodes of series, documentaries and movies in search of the perfect download to watch on my commute home, I unintentionally stumbled onto something brilliant. At the time, I didn’t know what I was looking for, I just knew that when I saw it I’d know. Then I found it titled,...

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7 Fierce Olivia Pope Gifs for women in the workplace

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 6 April 2017

7 Fierce Olivia Pope Gifs for women in the workplace

Gender inequality in the workplace is an issue women are faced with on a daily basis, not only in South Africa but worldwide. Men are paid more and aren’t seen as out of place when holding positions of power, while women work twice as hard for recognition. And once they’ve worked their way up the...

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Coming to you this April on Showmax

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 3 April 2017

Coming to you this April on Showmax

Life has many uncertainties.The weather has been so unpredictable these days, relationships don’t ever seem to last, the president unexpectedly reshuffling the cabinet last week. How does one keep up? Showmax wants to give you something you can be certain of this April, entertainment for your viewing pleasure. Here’s some of what you can look...

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Vodacom subscribers, Showmax wants to put you on

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 29 March 2017

Vodacom subscribers, Showmax wants to put you on

With scrolling 164 weeks deep into your ex’s Instagram and frantically retweeting hysterical memes on the latest trending topic, data can become very costly. So Showmax and Vodacom are hooking you up for the next three months. From 27 March, Showmax will supply three months of data (yes honey, I said it) adding up to...

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