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How being mugged led this young woman towards a boxing career

by: Precious Mishombo - 5 April 2017

How being mugged led this young woman towards a boxing career

With fists clenched, through her boxing gloves, Mookeletsi “Mo” Manyathela, gives clean blows and packs the punches. Creativity also flows through those fingers because when the 26-year-old is not in the ring, she writes poetry.  If things go Mo’s way, by end of 2017 she would have also added author to her her list of...

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Having bad acne made me realise that I don’t need perfect skin to be confident

by: Precious Mishombo - 3 April 2017

Having bad acne made me realise that I don’t need perfect skin to be confident

One minute, I would be crying. The next, a voice in my head would scold me, “What the fuck are you crying for? Snap out of It!” Then I’d wipe the tears off my cheeks, and sit up straight as if nothing had just happened. This would be after another encounter with yet another stranger giving me...

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This black metal band from Soweto used to get called satanist, but things are slowly changing

by: Precious Mishombo - 22 February 2017

This black metal band from Soweto used to get called satanist, but things are slowly changing

The first thing that strikes you is their faces. They are covered in corpse paint, their dreadlocks whip back and forth, while tattoos stretch across their arms as they jump in ankle-high black boots and All Stars. This is Demogoroth Satanum, the all-black, black metal band out of Soweto. The band is made up of...

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