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Riky Rick’s advice to young musicians: “Forget radio”

by: Live Staff - 27 February 2017

Riky Rick’s advice to young musicians: “Forget radio”

The Metro FM Awards were just too lit. Mostly for the wrong reasons. A lot of the winnings didn’t add up. The most notable being Nasty C taking Song of the Year beating both Kwesta and Babes Wodumo for “Ngud’” and “Wololo” respectively. Whaaaaat?! Riky Rick, as you might already know, in his acceptance speech...

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Watch kids in eShowe, KZN receive free washable pads

by: Live Staff - 15 February 2017

Watch kids in eShowe, KZN receive free washable pads

As part of our #FreeToBleed campaign, we wanted to keep the momentum going by launching a drive to provide pads to young girls. As part of this, we sponsored washable pad packs from SUBZ Pads, and handed them over to 54 grade 8 and 9 girls at Princess Langazana Secondary School in Eshowe in rural...

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[Video] 2 years later, we still don’t know what Zuma’s 9-point growth plan is

by: Live Staff - 8 February 2017

[Video] 2 years later, we still don’t know what Zuma’s 9-point growth plan is

We asked South Africans on the streets of Hammersdale, outside of Durban and Woodstock in Cape Town if they knew what President Jacob Zuma’s 9-point growth plan for the economy was. We also asked them to suggest solutions to the country’s challenges in higher education, housing and the economy. See their responses in the video...

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The 10 best South African albums of 2016

by: Live Staff - 8 December 2016

The 10 best South African albums of 2016

2016 showed us flames, but musically it was one of the best. From Zaki Ibrahim’s experimental electronica EP Orbit: A Postcoital Prequel, to Priddy Ugly’s unique take on trap You Don’t Know Me Yet, to Jullian Gomes’s deep house masterpiece Late Dreamer, we bring you our favourite albums of the year. In no particular order. 1. Priddy...

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Apply for Live SA’s digital content creators training programme starting January 2017

by: Live Staff - 24 November 2016

Apply for Live SA’s digital content creators training programme starting January 2017

Training the next generation of digital content creators Cape Town and Johannesburg Only 18- to 25-year-olds can apply Livity Africa is looking for 20 aspirant content creators to join our exciting 11-week training programme on livemag.co.za, based in Joburg and Cape Town. What the programme is about This training programme will upskill young people in...

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[Video] This is why South African rappers sound the same

by: Live Staff - 17 November 2016

[Video] This is why South African rappers sound the same

Would you say your favourite South African rappers are original? Well, after listening to A-Reece’s new album Paradise, two of our contributors found themselves asking the same question. Aseza Pupuma didn’t like it because “everything on the album sounded the same; ‘Couldn’t’ sounded like ‘Ama Hater’”. While Mayuyuka Kaunda sees it this way: “If everyone is...

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8 things Americans must know before relocating to South Africa

by: Live Staff - 9 November 2016

8 things Americans must know before relocating to South Africa

Donald Trump is the new president of the United States and some Americans are looking for the quickest way out of there. Just today, the Canadian immigration website crashed due to the high volume. Before they start looking down south and crashing our own home affairs website, here are a few things to consider before...

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This review of Nasty C’s “Bad Hair” album might upset you if you’re a fan

by: Live Staff - 3 November 2016

This review of Nasty C’s “Bad Hair” album might upset you if you’re a fan

Nasty C‘s debut album Bad Hair was released about a month ago. Two of our contributors debate whether it’s good or not. Mayuyuka Kaunda wasn’t impressed with the album. “I really didn’t get to know who Nasty C is as a person,” he says. “You go from intro to interlude, who the fuck does that?” Aseza Pupuma,...

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Watch 4 young women talk about body shaming

by: Live Staff - 12 September 2016

Watch 4 young women talk about body shaming

We wanted to explore the different ways young women are made to feel conscious of their bodies, mostly in a negative light. From being catcalled to having strangers tap your body as you get off a taxi. Our team invited young women to participate in the video, through Facebook, and from that group, we got...

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Apply for Live SA’s digital content creators training programme

by: Live Staff - 7 September 2016

Apply for Live SA’s digital content creators training programme

Training the next generation of digital content creators Cape Town and Johannesburg Only 18- to 25-year-olds can apply Livity Africa is looking for 20 aspirant content creators to join our exciting 4-month training programme on livemag.co.za, based in Joburg and Cape Town. What the programme is about This training programme will upskill young people in...

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