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Free the nipple

by: Guest Contributor - 15 March 2017

Free the nipple

Kuthwa isizathu sokuba singanxibi iibhodi is because ziyadura, and asinamali, asizi afford-i. Ayisuba yichoice yethu. Kodwa enyinto endidikayo kuyo yonke lento is the fact that if you’ve got saggy boobs then you’re not allowed to, “apparently”– like?!? What is the meaning?? Oh also, they don’t want to see everything. VALA AMEHLO MNTA’ SEKHAYA, XA UNGAFUNI...

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How to tell your parents you’re quiting your job to start your own business

by: Guest Contributor - 7 January 2016

How to tell your parents you’re quiting your job to start your own business

Words and photography by Tseliso Monaheng When Sifiso Ngobese quit his good job at Investec his mother, Sibongile Ngobese, was angry. “He quit his job, saying he wants to do something else,” says Sibongile. There’s no money to start a business, so what would he do?” Sifiso, who lives in Soweto, had always wanted to...

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Why government should be providing free sanitary products for underprivileged girls and women

by: Guest Contributor - 6 November 2015

Why government should be providing free sanitary products for underprivileged girls and women

By Pontsho Pilane Early one school morning I woke up to a soaked nightdress and wet sheets. With heavy eyes, and in a state of panic, I jumped out to switch on the light to figure out what had happened. My bed sheets were drenched in blood – my blood. I checked to see if...

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Watch this pantsula crew give life to a UK jazz band’s music video

by: Guest Contributor - 2 October 2015

Watch this pantsula crew give life to a UK jazz band’s music video

A new video by a MOBO-winning British jazz band, Sons of Kemet, which features South African pantsula dance crew, Indigenous Dance Academy (IDA), is one of the best videos out this year. The video for “In the Castle of My Skin” was partly filmed in Jo’burg earlier this year. The band’s front-man, Shabaka Hutchings, encountered IDA’s...

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Africa Check checks the crime and health claims of the National Youth Policy

by: Guest Contributor - 11 June 2015

Africa Check checks the crime and health claims of the National Youth Policy

National Youth Policy: crime and health claims fact-checked National Youth Policy: Researched by Mina Demian Edited by Anim van Wyk and Peter Cunliffe-Jones South Africa will celebrate its national Youth Day next week. The country’s government has just approved a new National Youth Policy that will be implemented until 2020. The policy (with the tag...

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Africa Check checks the unemployment and education claims of the National Youth Policy

by: Guest Contributor - 10 June 2015

Africa Check checks the unemployment and education claims of the National Youth Policy

National youth policy: unemployment and education claims fact-checked Researched by Kate Wilkinson  Edited by Anim van Wyk and Peter Cunliffe-Jones South Africa will celebrate its National Youth Day next week. The country’s government has just approved a new National Youth Policy that will be implemented until 2020. The policy (with the tag line “We don’t...

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Life Through The Eyes of a Skater

by: Guest Contributor - 6 August 2014

Life Through The Eyes of a Skater

By Kwanele Sosibo “For poor young people, skating is connected to our bloodline and how far it goes,” reflects Rayne Moses shortly after Andy Walshe’s opening talk at the Amaphiko Academy, a talk in which Walshe highlighted skateboarding as a sport where failure is “a part of the process of success.” He also linked this...

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MICRO FASHION: THE MINIATURE VERSION OF STYLE

by: Guest Contributor - 24 June 2014

MICRO FASHION: THE MINIATURE VERSION OF STYLE

With celebrity kids like Shiloh, Apple and the Beckham clan, fashion for kids has become the in-thing. But the Mother City’s mini fashionistas are also following the runway trends. From print to knitwear, kids from the Cape are hitting the fashion nail on its head. Fashion is everywhere from catwalks in Milan, the red carpet...

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Is Cape Town Fashion Trending?

by: Guest Contributor - 24 June 2014

Is Cape Town Fashion Trending?

By: Aphiwe Pasiya, Melissa  Le Roux, Matina Steyn, Onele Liwani, Thandile Majivolo From Rihanna’s Swarovski crystal gown to Solange’s hospital robe-inspired dress, we went searching for our own fashionable locals. Do they look fab or drab? You would think talking to Capetonians about fashion would be a walk in the park, right? Well, not so...

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OLE IS NOT SO WAKA WAKA

by: Guest Contributor - 19 June 2014

OLE IS NOT SO WAKA WAKA

A German national wearing a Brazilian jersey, a well-travelled muso, and a “double agent” reflect Cape Town’s sentiment surrounding the 2014 Soccer World Cup. The spark struggles to ignite with the ongoing protests and division in Brazil as they play host to the world, contradicting the theme of unity conveyed in the official song ‘We...

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