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Frontier tales of femininity, community and the spiritual at #CreativeHustles.

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 1 September 2016

Frontier tales of femininity, community and the spiritual at #CreativeHustles.

In many ways digital media and technology have changed the way we create, distribute, access and consume art. This has altered the way the audience experiences art and the creative process. On August 30, at the Tshimologong Precinct, we gathered to listen to three women creatives as part of a panel sharing stories of femininity,...

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Digital Hustles: Reimagining digital Africa through language

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 26 August 2016

Digital Hustles: Reimagining digital Africa through language

Language is an extremely important aspect of storytelling. But language is not limited to spoken or written word. Language can broken up into symbols which carry different meanings. On Wednesday night, British Councils’s Connect ZA in partnership with Livity Africa brought together residents of this year’s Fak’ugesi Digital Innovation Festival at the Tshimologong Precinct, invited...

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Register to attend Creative Hustle Frontier tales: Storytelling around art & tech

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 22 August 2016

Register to attend Creative Hustle Frontier tales: Storytelling around art & tech

Join British Council Connect ZA and Livity Africa at the Fak’ugesi #AfroTechRiot festival as we bring you Creative Hustles – Frontier tales: Storytelling around art and technology and the intersections between community, femininity and spiritualilty in Africa. In collaboration with Livity Africa, two interactive sessions led by industry professionals will form part of the Festival...

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Young dance artists on the challenges of their industry and using the digital space to your advantage

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 24 March 2016

Young dance artists on the challenges of their industry and using the digital space to your advantage

It’s Friday night and Braamfontein is alive with energy the energy flowing from bars and clubs that are filled with young people ready to drink and dance away the stresses of the week. But on Juta Street, four floors up from all the noise, a different, quieter vibe has taken shape in the form of...

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“There are lots of socialites calling themselves influencers” – The Threaded Man

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 2 February 2016

“There are lots of socialites calling themselves influencers” – The Threaded Man

Our style crush, Siya “The Threaded Man” Beyile, is a stylist and creative director known for his classic style. He was featured on Forbes Africa’s #30under30 young people to watch list. He’s been styling Nomuzi Mabena from MTV Base for almost a year including for her recent music video, “Don’t Panic“. The 22-year-old, with over 10 000 Instagram...

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#FeesMustFallReloaded: Are Wits students ever going to go back to class?

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 25 January 2016

#FeesMustFallReloaded: Are Wits students ever going to go back to class?

#Asinamali and “No free education, no elections!” are some of the slogans that join a long line of #FeesMustFall slogans by Wits University students as they picked up, over the past few weeks, where they left off last year. After last year’s historic countrywide protests which led to president Jacob Zuma announcing a 0% fee...

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Here’s why Siki Msuseni is our style crush this week

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 20 January 2016

Here’s why Siki Msuseni is our style crush this week

There are a number of reasons why we love 25-year-old Cape Town fashionista stylist, closet organiser and blogger, Siki Msuseni. She’s young, ambitious, fun and flirty and can make any old dress look undeniably chic. She’s been featured in local fashion magazines like Elle, Glamour and Destiny Connect. Cosmopolitan SA called her one of South Africa’s most...

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2015 was about things that #MustFall, here are a few things that #MustRise in 2016

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 7 January 2016

2015 was about things that #MustFall, here are a few things that #MustRise in 2016

From #RhodesMustFall to #FeesMustFall and all the way to #ZumaMustFall, 2015 was the year for falling; but as we enter the new year, Lethabo Afrika Bogatsu has a list of a couple of things that need to rise this year. Young people should exercise their power more #FeesMustFall showed us last year how powerful young...

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5 reasons why a 10 000 Twitter character limit might be good for you

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 7 January 2016

5 reasons why a 10 000 Twitter character limit might be good for you

Twitter announced this week that they are planning to increase the average size of a tweet from the 140 limit to anything up to 10 000 characters. While a lot of outraged people have, rightly, pointed out that this just gives trolls more space to work with, and what Twitter really needs is an edit button, we...

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7 fashion trends we loved in 2015

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 9 December 2015

7 fashion trends we loved in 2015

As we wind down to the end of the year, we look back at our favourite fashion trends of 2015.   Flower crowns We love Frida Kahlo for her artistic brilliance and honest emotions. But we are also in awe of her sense of style – particularly the flower crowns. We’ve seen flower crowns adorning...

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