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Going to a music festival for the first time? Here’s your survival guide

by: Jamie Petersen - 7 August 2015

Going to a music festival for the first time? Here’s your survival guide

Oppikoppi begins this weekend, in Limpopo. After that comes Earthdance in September, hosted in Johannesburg and in Cape Town. Then in October follows Rocking the Daisies. These mega music festivals, many boasting numerous stages with acts all day and all night, are a feast of fun, but they can also be overwhelming, especially if you’re...

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We correct the misconceptions around male rape

by: Jamie Petersen - 24 July 2015

We correct the misconceptions around male rape

We don’t talk enough about male rape, particularly male rape perpetrated by women. The news, in May, of a man kidnapped at gunpoint and raped by three women in Port Elizabeth appeared in both local and international news sites. The police on the case said the incident left the man traumatised, but they also admitted...

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6 young up-and-coming South African street artists you need to know

by: Jamie Petersen - 9 July 2015

6 young up-and-coming South African street artists you need to know

Street art is often associated with rebellion and destruction. It’s also often overlooked by society and not considered a “real” art form. However, street art today has become more than spraying your name or “tag”. It has become a movement. South African street art veterans like Falko One and Faith47 are testament to this. Street...

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Being coloured in a black and white South Africa

by: Jamie Petersen - 8 July 2015

Being coloured in a black and white South Africa

The ideology of the “rainbow nation” has been shoved down our throats, and thrown in our faces at every opportunity throughout South Africa’s 21 years of democracy. Although having lost much of its appeal today, it’s an ideology we’ve been force-fed. It’s based on the fact that South Africa is one of the most diverse...

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6 South African musicians who are more famous overseas than at home

by: Jamie Petersen - 22 June 2015

6 South African musicians who are more famous overseas than at home

“The rest of Africa, they disregarded me. Outsiders understood me, and they hooked me up”. These are the words of DJ Mujava talking about his international success in the third installment of Spoek Mathambo’s documentary, Future Sound of Mzansi. He travelled all over Europe and Australia in 2009 for his song “Township Funk“.  South Africa...

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Daddy Issues

by: Jamie Petersen - 19 June 2015

Daddy Issues

Teenage pregnancy is one of the biggest issues facing the youth today but the focus is always on the mother and the struggles she has to endure. Young fathers seldom feature in the conversation. But what does it mean to be a young father in South Africa? The Children’s Act 38 of 2005, says if...

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Some saving tips to help you pay your bills, and still have money left over

by: Jamie Petersen - 18 June 2015

Some saving tips to help you pay your bills, and still have money left over

Money, specifically what to do with your money, is a topic everyone seems to have endless advice about. Most of us have heard the same old story over and over about the importance of saving, but often we don’t take the advice seriously enough until we’re just about scraping by, or have debt that we...

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A guide on how you and your friend can survive one of you being in love

by: Jamie Petersen - 14 May 2015

A guide on how you and your friend can survive one of you being in love

Falling in love, especially for the first time, is the best time of your life. For your friends, it can be the most annoying thing in the world. You’re never able to hang, if you are, it’s all relationship talk. That’s if you aren’t bombarding people’s timelines with selfies of you and bae or hashtags like #relationshipgoals. Here are...

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So you want to be… a graphic designer?

by: Jamie Petersen - 14 May 2015

So you want to be… a graphic designer?

Our “So you want to be…” series aims to help you in the process of choosing a career. We feature a practising professional who tells us what you can expect in their field of work. This week, we feature Jeanne Fourie, a 26-year-old independent graphic designer and illustrator from Cape Town. She has been a...

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So you’ve failed your driver’s license test? Here are 6 tips to make sure you pass the next time around

by: Jamie Petersen - 8 May 2015

So you’ve failed your driver’s license test? Here are 6 tips to make sure you pass the next time around

Getting your driver’s license is a rite of passage – a symbol of your independence. That’s why failing it can be emotionally draining and traumatic. Don’t let this setback discourage you. Be motivated by the fact that you’re not alone – many others have failed (and then made it) before you. Here are six practical...

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