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Women of hip hop make Herstory

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 10 September 2018

Women of hip hop make Herstory

Talking hip hop and women with Lee Kasumba “In a few years when people flashback and look at what were people talking about and what was important, the Hip Hop Herstory will be a part of this particular generation’s [story] and [it will be] adding to the fact that women have always been here, they’ve...

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The Fight against FGM continues

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 13 August 2018

The Fight against FGM continues

On International Youth Day, 12 August 2018, thousands of individuals, groups and organisations have shared pledges to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on social media, in the hopes of shattering the silence that surrounds the practice.   The campaign organised by The Girl Generation (TGG), has been gaining momentum since its launch on 23 July...

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“Born to Kwaito”: A Review

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 31 July 2018

“Born to Kwaito”: A Review

The dawn of democracy in South Africa gave birth to a new sound that blended slowed down house music, bubblegum pop and elements of maskandi. The sound was called kwaito, and it celebrated township life, the youth, and being black in post-apartheid South Africa, Over time, kwaito became the cornerstone of popular music in the...

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The Fight to end Genital Mutilation

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 23 July 2018

The Fight to end Genital Mutilation

The Girl Generation (TGG), the largest ever African-led initiative are working towards ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).The organisation has mobilised influencers and many young activists in order to launch their campaign to bring awareness to the cause, bring social change and challenge the deep-rooted beliefs that allow the practice of FGM to continue FGM refers to...

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Being black and vegan

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 19 July 2018

Being black and vegan

When you’re black and vegan you’re likely to be seen as the the oddball amongst your family and friends, or you might even be viewed as someone with a strange superiority complex trying to be white. A vegan is someone who lives off a plant-based diet, and depending on the individual, the person might also choose not...

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Princess Charlene of Monaco opens arms to SA

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 16 July 2018

Princess Charlene of Monaco opens arms to SA

On the 11th of July 2018, Princess Charlene of Monaco returned to home in South Africa for the Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations. As Patron of The Giving Organisation Trust, an establishment of seven reputable charities tending to the various needs that exist in our country, Princess Charlene commits herself to tending to some of the...

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Catching up with Kwesta at #LYFE

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 22 June 2018

Catching up with Kwesta at #LYFE

Tshituku Ndadza caught up with Kwesta to talk about everything from the LYFE event to his music video being shown at the prestigious Para-Site Art Gallery On 16 June 2018, YFM brought Youth Day to #LYFE with today’s most pioneering, influential and talented artists in South Africa. A string of performers kept the audience dancing...

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YFM Brings Youth Day to LYFE

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 12 June 2018

YFM Brings Youth Day to LYFE

On the 16th of June this year Yfm will collaborate with MTN at Newtown’s Park Station to showcase some of the best and most appealing creatives in South Africa at its LYFE event.  Celebrated artists and fashionistas will be at the event and A-list musicians like Sho Madjozi, Shane Eagle and Kwesta will be featured as part...

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5 places to visit if you’re tired of the city

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 28 May 2018

5 places to visit if you’re tired of the city

The city can oftentimes get a bit overwhelming, what with all the traffic, the noise and the busyness that’s sure  to give you a headache by the time the day is over. If you work in the city and socialise in the city, you probably need a break from it. So, we decided to compile...

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4 times the Somizi roast wasn’t funny at all

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 18 May 2018

4 times the Somizi roast wasn’t funny at all

The Roast of Somizi which aired on Comedy Central last week has managed to stir up quite the controversy online. Gareth Cliff was the roast master of the event and the panel included Fikile Mbalula, Nomzamo Mbatha, Ntsiki Mazwai, DJ Fresh, Skhumba and others. Since airing, it has received a countless number of opposing reactions...

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