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Meet the owner of Soweto’s newest restaurant

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 26 September 2017

Meet the owner of Soweto’s newest restaurant

Kearan Fourie recalls the first time he ever witnessed entrepreneurship displayed through his grandmother Queenie who ran a tuck shop from home. “We never needed anything, as the matriarch, my grandmother used her business to sustain our family.” She was the inspiration for him to start his own business. He even saw it fitting that...

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Meet the 22-year-old that went from mixing paint to head chef

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 13 September 2017

Meet the 22-year-old that went from mixing paint to head chef

At 12 years old, Lurenzo already knew what he wanted to become. In grade four his cousin had lent him a chef’s uniform to wear on career day, and from that day he has been steadfast in pursuing his dream. He completed high school but his dream of pursuing culinary art was halted because he...

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What #MTVShugaDS taught Braam youth

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 28 June 2017

What #MTVShugaDS taught Braam youth

#MTVShugaDS season five has come to an end and after 12 exciting episodes which showcase the lives of a group of high school students and the woes they experience growing up in a fictional township called Zenzele. The show addresses varying topics such as teenage pregnancy, abortions, blessers, sexual assault, stealthing and other subjects which young...

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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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