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The youth are our future, but how are we helping them?

by: Live Staff - 21 June 2017

The youth are our future, but how are we helping them?

To a large extent, South Africa has been built on the backs of the youth, from the 1960 Sharpeville massacre and the 1976 riots to the more recent #FeesMustFall movement. Young people have often put their bodies on the line to fight for basic human rights. Every year, when Youth Month comes around, we hear...

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We have discovered our generational mission

by: Live Staff - 15 June 2017

We have discovered our generational mission

June 16 has become an important moment for reflection in the South African political calendar. Since 1994, June 16, 1976 was viewed as a turning point – one that was seen by millions as a key political turning point in the struggle against apartheid, and one that would bring true liberation and freedom. For many,...

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Rape survivor: I decided to keep the baby

by: Live Staff - 13 June 2017

Rape survivor: I decided to keep the baby

A few weeks ago, shortly after Karabo Mokoena was allegedly killed by her boyfriend, Namibian-born Lisa Mbala says she felt an overwhelming need to free herself from the silence of her own pain. So she took to her Twitter account to share a thread that has been retweeted 896 times, liked 608 times and responded to 79...

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The best of #MampintshaChallenge videos

by: Live Staff - 30 May 2017

The best of #MampintshaChallenge videos

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you should know that Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha weren’t pleased with Babes not getting an award at the SAMAs last weekend. The two artists expressed their dissatisfaction through videos they posted on Instagram. Is this a challenge now? Black Twitter #mampintshachallenge pic.twitter.com/bWFAzLDz9y — On the Move in Music...

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Watch dancer’s emotional speech about not being recognised in South Africa

by: Live Staff - 22 May 2017

Watch dancer’s emotional speech about not being recognised in South Africa

Cape Town-based dancer Mamela Nyamza recently spoke at the Live Event Technical & Production Conference, which took place between May 18 and 20 in Johannesburg. She began by playing a clip of the silent protest she and three other dancers, Chuma Sopotela, Buhlebezwe Siwani and Zikhona Jacobs, held at the 52nd Fleur Du Cap Theatre...

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Our first Joburg Street Player dance video is one of the best so far

by: Live Staff - 18 May 2017

Our first Joburg Street Player dance video is one of the best so far

Our latest Street Player video was shot in Braamfontein in Jozi. Sisi Mbombo dances to the catchy tune “Gyotens Kalimba” (Sebastian Mullaert Intensification) by Anchorsong. RELATED: Street Player: Watch Darien dance to new track by Groove Armada Cassper Nyovest was right, Thuto is his best album so far 4 singers re-interpret South African hip-hop songs...

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Street Player: Watch Cape Town dancer Darien poppin’ to FYI Chris’s “Repeater”

by: Live Staff - 16 May 2017

Street Player: Watch Cape Town dancer Darien poppin’ to FYI Chris’s “Repeater”

Our latest Street Player video was shot in Cape Town. Underneath Table Mountain, on the Grand Parade, Darien Petersen dances to the new track “Repeater” by South London house music duo, FYI Chris, from their new album Snafubar. RELATED: Street Player: Watch Darien dance to new track by Groove Armada Cassper Nyovest was right, Thuto...

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Calling all girl writers!

by: Live Staff - 16 May 2017

Calling all girl writers!

Are you a young woman aged 14 to 19? Would you love to become a writer and tell the stories and experiences of girls in your community? Girl Effect Mobile (GEM) and Livity Africa are looking for you. We are looking for girl writers who want to use their talent and voices to write stories...

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Brenda Fassie to be celebrated in upcoming comic

by: Live Staff - 15 May 2017

Brenda Fassie to be celebrated in upcoming comic

Brenda Fassie’s life is going to be included in a comic called Femme Magnifique, the City Press reports. The project celebrates great women who include Michelle Obama, Nina Simone, Joan of Arc and Bjork. It’s written by Lauren Beukes and illustrated by Nanna Venter. In the series, Brenda Fassie will be under the category Queen...

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[Video] “In Ocean View, we are too far away from mental health facilities”

by: Live Staff - 10 May 2017

[Video] “In Ocean View, we are too far away from mental health facilities”

According to community worker Sharon Brink, there is a big mental health problem in Ocean View, Cape Town, owing to the abuse of drugs and alcohol which is prevalent in the area. “And when it comes to the mental health facilities, we are so far,” she says. Johann Kikillus a director of the NGO Soteria...

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