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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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Street Player: Watch Darien dance to new track by Groove Armada

by: Live Staff - 26 April 2017

Street Player: Watch Darien dance to new track by Groove Armada

Our latest Street Player video was shot near the Grand Parade food shops in Cape Town. Darien Petersen dances with the seagulls to Jamie Jones “Drip Drop” Remix of Groove Armanda’s Slarta Jon-featuring song.   RELATED: SA music duo Black Motion features on UK dance music curation series Street Player Watch the latest Street Player...

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#FreeToBleed: Young people in Atteridgeville co-create a policy around sanitary products

by: Live Staff - 19 April 2017

#FreeToBleed: Young people in Atteridgeville co-create a policy around sanitary products

In his 2011 address, President Jacob Zuma promised to give free sanitary products to young girls. But to this day, only the Kwazulu-Natal department of education is handing out free pads in schools, the rest of the nation has yet to follow suit. In an effort to get young people involved in helping to shape...

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Up your skills with ReadyToWork

by: Live Staff - 11 April 2017

Up your skills with ReadyToWork

Register NOW to empower your career and business with key Work, Money, People, Entrepreneurial and Digital skills! It’s a fact that young people are the pulse of business and industry. Some of the most innovative and inventive products and services created in the last decade were spearheaded by young people, be they entrepreneurs or in...

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Street Player: Watch dancer Simone move to DJ Shimza and Busiswa’s “Party Ka Shimza”

by: Live Staff - 4 April 2017

Street Player: Watch dancer Simone move to DJ Shimza and Busiswa’s “Party Ka Shimza”

Our latest Street Player video was shot next to the ocean in Cape Town’s Sea Point. Simone Momple dances to “Party Ka Shimza” by DJ Shimza and DJ Thakzin, featuring Busiswa. Street Player is a YouTube-based dance music curation platform that features exclusive original tracks accompanied by young people dancing in public spaces. The series...

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What is “junk status”, and why should you care?

by: Live Staff - 4 April 2017

What is “junk status”, and why should you care?

By now, you should know that South Africa has been downgraded to junk status after an emergency S&P (Standard & Poor’s) meeting over the weekend, thanks to President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle. You know it’s not a good thing. But what exactly does it mean? And does it only affect rich people? Should you really...

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Here’s the vinegar ad you’ve been asking for

by: Live Staff - 3 April 2017

Here’s the vinegar ad you’ve been asking for

In the past few months, you may have seen some tweets and Facebook posts questioning why we’ve never seen a vinegar ad. Crazy, right? Well, you can finally die in peace now. Filmmaker Ofentse Mwase (aka Uncle Scrooch) collaborated with popular internet vloggers Fash Ngobese and TaFire and production house, Tribal Media House. We won’t...

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[Video] This is why sharing the #Sesethu video and making fun of her is wrong

by: Live Staff - 23 March 2017

[Video] This is why sharing the #Sesethu video and making fun of her is wrong

An inappropriate video of a young girl, named Sesethu, is currently doing the rounds on social media. A lot of jokes have been made. Sharing the video and passing crass comments about the young girl is social media shaming. While you might be having fun with your peeps on Twitter and Facebook, you might not...

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Up-and-coming author reads an eloquent excerpt from his upcoming book

by: Live Staff - 9 March 2017

Up-and-coming author reads an eloquent excerpt from his upcoming book

Rofhiwa Maneta, a writer based in Cape Town is releasing his self-published book at the end of the month. The book will be called Metanoia, and is a collection of short stories Rofhiwa, who’s originally from Jozi, wrote since moving to Cape Town in 2014. “Initially the book was meant to be a sacrilegious bible...

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