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5 fresh African illustrators you should follow

by: Lucille Dyosi - 10 March 2016

5 fresh African illustrators you should follow

Today’s most interesting illustrators are inspired by politics and pop culture, and driven by social media. Here are five of our favourites Misstpink The 29-year-old self-taught illustrator, Thami Zikalala (Misstpink) started designing and illustrating in 2014. What started as a hobby grew into work that now includes celebrity portraits of, among others, house DJ Black Coffee,...

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Tecla Ciolfi, Helen Herimbi and Craig Stack give pointers on how to be a music journalist

by: Lucille Dyosi - 19 February 2016

Tecla Ciolfi, Helen Herimbi and Craig Stack give pointers on how to be a music journalist

Helen Herimbi, senior music writer at The Star newspaper’s entertainment supplement Tonight; Craig Stack, founder of the music website My City By Night; and Tecla Ciolfi, founder and editor of the music website Texx and the City and  South African editor of the streaming platform Deezer, were speakers at our #CreativeHustles event, two weeks ago,...

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Video: “Losing my front teeth killed my self-esteem, but I’m much stronger now”

by: Lucille Dyosi - 18 February 2016

Video: “Losing my front teeth killed my self-esteem, but I’m much stronger now”

Losing my front teeth cost me friendships. I lost a bit of who I am. Dealing with people’s assumptions and prejudices hurts. Some assume I removed my teeth as some kind of fashion or style. When I laugh I cover my mouth, but now I’ve also come to laugh off what people say. I’ve found...

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EmTee talks Pearl Thusi, working with industry greats and his four nods for the upcoming Metro Fm Awards

by: Lucille Dyosi - 12 February 2016

EmTee talks Pearl Thusi, working with industry greats and his four nods for the upcoming Metro Fm Awards

I heard it on every street corner I went to; it seemed every car that passed me was also pumping the jam. Kids with smartphones in Khayelitsha seemed to all be reciting the lyrics to rapper EmTee’s “Roll Up”. And it seemed like the hip-hop fans were also feeling the addictive song, as it won...

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I got infected with HIV trying to save my dying uncle

by: Lucille Dyosi - 7 December 2015

I got infected with HIV trying to save my dying uncle

  Gcina Williams* from Khayelitsha speaks about contracting HIV, dealing with being shamed and getting over the anger of being young and HIV-positive. I really don’t know how I got strength that day My uncle had been sick for a long time, but I assumed it was TB, which is what we were all told....

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Meet South African star athlete Wayde van Niekerk

by: Lucille Dyosi - 30 September 2015

Meet South African star athlete Wayde van Niekerk

World Championship gold medalist, sprinter Wayde Van Niekerk (23) came home from the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) Championships in Beijing and some people on social media said he should have received an official welcome. He won the men’s 400m final race with a time of 43,48 seconds, making him the “fourth fastest athlete in the event and the...

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“Gay sex education would have helped me accept myself”

by: Lucille Dyosi - 11 September 2015

“Gay sex education would have helped me accept myself”

A debate erupted in the Western Cape’s provincial parliament recently after MPL Ferlon Christians from the ACDP said a proposal to add homosexual education to the high school curriculum “made him sick”. The proposal came from Dr Gordon Isaacs, a psycho-social manager at the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT). Some of the syllabus,...

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