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Why these young people aren’t having sex

by: Philela Singama - 31 July 2015

Why these young people aren’t having sex

Young people who choose not to have sex – whether for personal or religious reasons – are either seen as super-human, abnormal or have a superiority complex. We recently met Zama Ngema (22) and Lungisa Gom (24), two young people who have chosen to abstain from sex and we let members of the public ask...

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5 joys of being single

by: Philela Singama - 3 July 2015

5 joys of being single

From the headlines that scream at you from the shopping aisle – “36 ways to get that girl”, “78 ways to turn him on”, “Meet a new guy by summer!” – to all the cheesy pop songs (Ed Sheeran anyone?), society seems to push us towards coupledom. But Philela Singama says nah, she ain’t nobody’s...

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Drinking age could increase to 21

by: Philela Singama - 26 June 2015

Drinking age could increase to 21

Government has recently announced proposed amendments to the National Liquor Policy. In an effort to curb underage drinking, one of the proposed amendments is increasing the legal drinking age from 18 to 21. We hit the streets to find out what you think. What do you think of government’s plans to increase the drinking age?...

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Behind the scenes of video game creation (video)

by: Philela Singama - 30 April 2015

Behind the scenes of video game creation (video)

Do you ever wonder how video games are created and who creates them? Live SA went to RetroEpic, a company that creates video games. Their focus is more on mind games such as puzzles. We went behind the scenes and found out how video games are brought to life by talking to the company’s crew...

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What it’s like to live without electricity

by: Philela Singama - 17 April 2015

What it’s like to live without electricity

This week, Minister of Public Enterprises announced that South Africans should expect load shedding to continue this winter. The news comes a month after the Department of Energy appeared before the Portfolio Committee on Energy and brought them up to date with the progress of their “Five Point Plan” to address the energy crisis. With load shedding...

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Meet investigative journalist, Mzilikazi Wa-Afrika

by: Philela Singama - 2 April 2015

Meet investigative journalist, Mzilikazi Wa-Afrika

Live SA had a chat with Mpumalanga-born investigative journalist and author, Mzilikazi Wa-Afrika while he was in Cape Town promoting his latest book, Nothing Left To Steal. In this interview, the writer who also works for The Sunday Times, opens up about receiving death threats, his weird tweets, his next book and his music. He...

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So you want to be… a mime artist?

by: Philela Singama - 24 March 2015

So you want to be… a mime artist?

Our “So you want to be…” weekly series aims to help you in the process of choosing a career. We will be speaking to a practising professional to tell us what to expect in their field of work. This week we speak to Leigh Collins, a mime artist and mime artist trainer. Watch video below....

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Young creatives showcase their art at the Imbadu Exhibition

by: Philela Singama - 12 March 2015

Young creatives showcase their art at the Imbadu Exhibition

Live SA attended the Imbadu Exhibition which took place between February 19 and 25 at the Guga S’Thebe Arts and Culture Centre in Langa, Cape Town. Imbadu Exhibition is an annual celebration of designs and creative collaboration which features young artists to showcase their artwork. The Live SA team captured some glimpses of the event...

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Live meets Expresso presenter, Katlego Maboe

by: Philela Singama - 27 February 2015

Live meets Expresso presenter, Katlego Maboe

Katlego Maboe (29), co-host of SABC3 morning show, Expresso is also a qualified chartered accountant, an MC, and a singer. He’s one of the lead singers in acapella boy-band, Flip-a-Coin which he joined in his second year at the North West University while doing his B.Com degree. We had a chat with the busy man...

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Freshers’ guide to surviving first year

by: Philela Singama - 4 February 2015

Freshers’ guide to surviving first year

The first year of university can be exciting, but it can also be frustrating. Live SA went to the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and the University of Cape Town to find out from senior students how they survived their first year of varsity. Watch the video below.   Video by @ThatsCodie

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