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Sophie Kanza: The young woman bringing awareness to institutional Afrophobia

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 24 November 2017

Sophie Kanza: The young woman bringing awareness to institutional Afrophobia

While many may call it xenophobia, the truth of the matter is, the discrimination that happens in South Africa is a bit more specific because the foreign nationals that are discriminated and targeted during xenophobic attacks are African. We spoke to Sophie Kanza, the founder of the Sophie A. Kanza foundation, a non-profit organisation that...

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Fees Must Fall protests and Police Brutality: What to do when you are a victim

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 27 October 2017

Fees Must Fall protests and Police Brutality: What to do when you are a victim

#FeesMustFall2017 has barely started and there have been new incidences of police brutality have been reported. Earlier this week, human rights organisation Amnesty International shared a video on Twitter showing a police officer manhandling an unarmed student protester at the University of Cape Town. The police officer threatened to break the arm of the victim...

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Police losing the war on violent crime

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 25 October 2017

Police losing the war on violent crime

Police minister, Fikile Mbalula, released the latest crime statistics in parliament on Tuesday. While the stats show a general decrease in reported crime by 1.8%, there has been an increase in serious crimes like murder and aggravated robbery. “Despite the positive spin put on the latest data there is no conclusion to be reached other...

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Shekhinah: Living her life like it is Rose Gold

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 20 October 2017

Shekhinah: Living her life like it is Rose Gold

The dream of becoming a singer started back in primary school for Shekhinah. “You learn to dream big in a small place like Durban,” she says. “I remember my first performance being a school play in grade 7. Parents came up to my family after the play and were like, your child can really sing.”...

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5 times big brands have been racist

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 9 October 2017

5 times big brands have been racist

Dove is feeling the wrath of Twitter after posting a racist advert. In four images, it showed a black woman turn into a red- haired white woman wearing after using Dove soap. Many people perceived the advert to be Dove basically telling black and brown people that they are dirty. Unfortunately, this is not the...

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21 Questions: We get to know rapper Rouge

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 6 October 2017

21 Questions: We get to know rapper Rouge

Rouge has been putting in the work, and it’s finally starting to pay off. If you don’t know anything about this big-haired rapper, she featured in the smash hit remix of AKA’s Baddest, collaborated on Mbongo Zaka with fellow female rapper Nomuzi Mabena and her latest single Deja Vu hit number 1 on the 5fm...

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How to become an artisan: A look at what it takes to get into instrumentation

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 5 October 2017

How to become an artisan: A look at what it takes to get into instrumentation

You don’t have to doctor, engineer or lawyer to have a successful career. For the people that prefer work that is more technical, a career in the trade industry has become an enticing and well-paying option. Meet Clevelynne Cloete, the 26-year-old who spends her days donning overalls and heavy duty boots, working as an instrumentation...

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Breaking into the industry: How to become a theatre actor

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 27 September 2017

Breaking into the industry: How to become a theatre actor

Theatre has not always been accessible to the masses, especially black people. We’ve seen #OpenUpTheIndustry calling out casting directors and programme managers in film, TV and radio but what about theatre? With audiences becoming more diverse and black experiences making their way onto the stage, we can’t help but wonder how you land lead roles...

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Ballin’ on a budget: 5 things you can do in Jozi for under R300

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 22 September 2017

Ballin’ on a budget: 5 things you can do in Jozi for under R300

So you are planning the next date or lining up activities for a squad outing. Your flesh is ready, your spirit is on fire but there’s just one problem: the rand is low. Don’t worry, this is Jo’burg — home of the bargain and land of the good time. 1. SAB World of Beer (R115...

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Is albinism the new aesthetic?

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 21 September 2017

Is albinism the new aesthetic?

For many years, albinism has lived under a dark cloud of stigma and superstition. And now, finally,  media companies and photographers are finally starting to acknowledge people with albinism as beautiful and desirable. However, are these images truly helping or is this another kind of discrimination? We spoke to two models about the growing presence...

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