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#UnequalCity: A month after the Imizamo Yethu fire, residents are still living in temporary homes

by: Onele Liwani - 20 April 2017

#UnequalCity: A month after the Imizamo Yethu fire, residents are still living in temporary homes

One of the worst fires Cape Town has ever seen ravaged through an informal settlement in Imizamo Yethu leaving three people dead about 15 000 people homeless. Nearly a month after the fire, Project Demo visited residents in Mandela Park to find out how they are picking up the pieces of their lives together. Many of...

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#WorldWaterDay: How water shortage in Cape Town is affecting residents in informal settlements

by: Onele Liwani - 22 March 2017

#WorldWaterDay: How water shortage in Cape Town is affecting residents in informal settlements

Dam levels in Cape Town have been desperately low over the past few months with the city enacting water restrictions and fines for people found to be wasting water. For #WorldWaterDay I wanted to see how the water shortages are affecting the most vulnerable people in the city, the poor. I visited two areas, Marikana...

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Watch the latest Street Player video featuring legendary house DJ Black Coffee

by: Onele Liwani - 16 March 2017

Watch the latest Street Player video featuring legendary house DJ Black Coffee

Our latest Street Player video, shot in Langa township in Cape Town, features legendary South African DJ Black Coffee. Dancer, Leo Picasso Jose, shows us how to move to Inseparable by Black Coffee (Ft. Ribatone). “Street Player”, is a YouTube-based dance music curation platform that features exclusive original tracks accompanied by young people dancing in...

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Watch a short film tackling transphobia in the woke community

by: Onele Liwani - 8 March 2017

Watch a short film tackling transphobia in the woke community

We’ve all had those nights, you know the ones, where all the drinking and dancing ends up with you and your friends passed out in the living room. This familiar scene is how this episode of web-series, The Foxy Five opens. The Foxy Five is created, directed and written by Jabu Nadia Newman who is...

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Cape Town Electronic Music Festival 2017 in pictures: YoungstaCPT, Zaki Ibrahim, Moonchild and more

by: Onele Liwani - 14 February 2017

Cape Town Electronic Music Festival 2017 in pictures: YoungstaCPT, Zaki Ibrahim, Moonchild and more

Last weekend the 6th annual Cape Town Electronic Music Festival was held at Cape Town’s City Hall. I attended two days of the 3-day festival. This was my third time at CTEMF, and this year’s was the littest I have experienced. With acts such as Stab Virus, Zaki Ibrahim, YoungstaCPT and Dilo Xclusiv, among others, I found myself...

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#BlackOutClifton: “This space doesn’t represent us”

by: Onele Liwani - 31 January 2017

#BlackOutClifton: “This space doesn’t represent us”

This past Saturday, a group of young black people decided to occupy Clifton 4th beach in Cape Town. According to the poster, the gathering was organised for “black people to  reconnect with their land, by occupying parts of the city that were designed to exclude and keep them out of sight”. We spoke to a...

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We sent two women to buy condoms from a supermarket, and this is what happened

by: Onele Liwani - 19 January 2017

We sent two women to buy condoms from a supermarket, and this is what happened

Some of our female contributors have been complaining about their bad experience when buying condoms in supermarkets. We sent two of them undercover to buy condoms, and seek help from male assistants specifically. Watch the video below, to see their reactions. RELATED: Watch how these men react to being catcalled by women  

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[Video] Behind the scenes with Dope Saint Jude, one of Cape Town’s hottest rappers

by: Onele Liwani - 4 July 2016

[Video] Behind the scenes with Dope Saint Jude, one of Cape Town’s hottest rappers

International magazine, I-D, called her the “patron of South Africa’s intersectional hip-hop scene”. She has already collaborated with London rapper, MIA, on a campaign for H&M. But it’s her skill as a rapper that will make you stand up and listen to Dope Saint Jude. She just released her debut EP, Reimagine on which she...

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Watch our latest eNCA news insert about students in careers they don’t like

by: Onele Liwani - 13 April 2016

Watch our latest eNCA news insert about students in careers they don’t like

Our latest in the series of youth news reports for the eNCA news channel focuses on young people who find themselves studying towards a career they don’t like, either because of lack of career guidance or pressure from parents. We interview a student who is in this predicament, together with her mother. We also talk...

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About 50 UWC students with no accommodation have been squatting in res lounges

by: Onele Liwani - 3 March 2016

About 50 UWC students with no accommodation have been squatting in res lounges

Just over a month after universities reopened, a group of about 30 young women and about 20 young men at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) say they still have nowhere to live. For the past few weeks, two of the on-campus residence lounges have been their home. Living in cramped conditions, some have...

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