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6 South African fashion designers to look out for

by: Kgorula Bitterhout - 9 July 2015

6 South African fashion designers to look out for

  For a long time, luminaries like Thula Sindi and David Tlale have been the names everyone associates with the South African fashion industry. The giants have helped to lay the foundation and now a young generation of fashion designers is taking the industry to new heights. These six homegrown fashion designers profiled here have...

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Is South Africa ready for the DA?

by: Kgorula Bitterhout - 3 July 2015

Is South Africa ready for the DA?

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says his party will be in power in 2019. This is what he said at the DA’s vision 2029 strategy, which took place in Jabulani, Soweto, recently. Those who see the DA as a “white party” will disagree, but Maimane’s spokesperson, Mabine Seabe, who we spoke to over the phone, says...

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Diary of a Zulu Girl author on how to self-publish

by: Kgorula Bitterhout - 22 June 2015

Diary of a Zulu Girl author on how to self-publish

“Diary of a Zulu Girl started as a prank on a friend,” says Mike Maphoto, who started writing a fictional story of a traditional Zulu girl who moves from KwaZulu Natal and gets a taste of the high life in Jo’burg. The story has now earned itself 200 000 followers on the blog. Imagine if you could...

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Day one of the #VIPYouthFest (Cape Town)

by: Kgorula Bitterhout - 17 June 2015

Day one of the #VIPYouthFest (Cape Town)

The Cape Town leg of the VIP Youth Festival was quite a success. Even though we had to deal with sub-zero temperatures and torrential rain, that didn’t stop people from turning up in numbers at Guga S’thebe, an Arts and Culture centre in Langa, Cape Town. The line-up of the day’s events was divided into four...

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Fashion bloggers who mean business

by: Kgorula Bitterhout - 26 May 2015

Fashion bloggers who mean business

  Many people have jumped on the fashion blogging bandwagon, and some among that ever-expanding group are doing serious business. These photogenic folk are creating names for themselves through their blogs and cashing in on their eye for style and trends. This is what three popular fashion content creators we spoke to said about the...

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Understanding government’s plan to give ten-year-olds condoms

by: Kgorula Bitterhout - 15 May 2015

Understanding government’s plan to give ten-year-olds condoms

The Department of Basic Education has recently come under fire for its plans to provide schoolkids with condoms. The plan, which is part of the department’s Draft National Policy on HIV, STI’s and TB, could see children as young as ten receive condoms. This has drawn outrage from the public with children’s support groups criticising the...

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Different phases of social media fixation

by: Kgorula Bitterhout - 5 May 2015

Different phases of social media fixation

We all do it, tracking friends, rivals or crushes on social media. You fish out an old school mate’s Facebook timeline to see how much better their life has become compared to yours; pore over an ex’s Instagram posts to check if he or she has found someone new; even a frenemy can become a...

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Embarrassing kissing moments

by: Kgorula Bitterhout - 21 April 2015

Embarrassing kissing moments

Soul-sucking – that’s one of the names the internet has given to that horrid kiss Madonna imposed on Drake at Coachella. But Drake is not all alone, we’ve all been victims (in some cases, perpetrators) of a bad kiss. I polled some of my friends on Facebook to find out what they would call some...

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Video: How Rhodes fell

by: Kgorula Bitterhout - 13 April 2015

Video: How Rhodes fell

The student movement #RhodesMustFall was not in vain. We were at UCT on Friday to witness history in the making. Before the statue of Cecil John Rhodes met its end, people gathered in numbers at the Bremner Building, renamed Azania House by the students occupying it for the past month.  There were high school learners,...

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3 minutes with Amel Larrieux

by: Kgorula Bitterhout - 2 April 2015

3 minutes with Amel Larrieux

Live SA had an intimate chat with US Grammy nominated singer and songwriter, Amel Larrieux. This was after she had given an Urban Master Class at the Southern Sun hotel prior to her performance at the 16th Cape Town International Jazz Festival which took place between March 27 and 28. In the Interview, she shared with...

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