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Marikana Six Years Later: The public demands justice for victims

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 17 August 2018

Marikana Six Years Later: The public demands justice for victims

We spoke to protesters at the Marikana Commemorative Vigil at the Nelson Mandela Bridge 16 August 2018 marks the 6 year anniversary of the Marikana tragedy where police shot and killed 34 miners. To mark and commemorate the day, protesters gathered on the Nelson Mandela bridge, in the Johannesburg CBD. Six years later, no arrests...

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Nasty C holds his own in the United States

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 16 August 2018

Nasty C holds his own in the United States

Nasty C got love from Sway and SA after his appearance on Sway in the Morning Nasty C is getting lots of love from America. The rapper was on popular hip-hop show Sway in the Morning and he did disappoint. The Switch Up hitmaker joined Sway to promote his new album Strings and Bling.The rapper...

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Meet the half South-African artist behind the viral hit “Mooo”

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 16 August 2018

Meet the half South-African artist behind the viral hit “Mooo”

Get to know Doja Cat, the rapper that’s making moooves. Twitter is in a frenzy over a new viral song MOOO! Rapper, Doja Cat, was born in California in 1995. The colourful artist who started her career in 2013 has been described as “interesting”, “eclectic” and “trippy”. Her quirky music is not the only interesting...

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A Tribute to ProKid: We celebrate the life of the Hip Hop Legend through his music

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 10 August 2018

A Tribute to ProKid: We celebrate the life of the Hip Hop Legend through his music

The 8th of August 2018 marked one of saddest days for SA hip hop as the industry lost one of its most iconic giants. Hip Hop legend, ProKid died on Wednesday night after suffering a severe seizure. The Soweto musician and rap artist was known for being one of hip hop’s most skilled lyricists and...

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Vogue’s first cover shoot by a black photographer and Other Overdue “firsts”

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 10 August 2018

Vogue’s first cover shoot by a black photographer and Other Overdue “firsts”

Vogue made history recently by having its first cover shoot by a black photographer in the 126 years of its existence. Photographer Tyler Mitchell shot breathtaking images of Her Royal Highness, Beyonce, for the much anticipated September 2018 issue. People of colour everywhere were really happy that Tyler Mitchell got to make history but in...

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Sean Pages shares childhood trauma on Twitter

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 6 August 2018

Sean Pages shares childhood trauma on Twitter

Shockwaves ran through the timelines of SA Twitter on Sunday when hip-hop artist Sean Pages revealed that he was molested as a child by his uncle. This shocking revelation came after the suicide of 23 year old law student, Khensani Maseko, who had committed suicide after being raped. The rapper shared his story in a...

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AKA’s Life on the Road Episode 4

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 26 January 2018

AKA’s Life on the Road Episode 4

AKA’s latest offering to the fans has come in the form of a four-part doccie called Life on the Road. Life on the Road is exactly as the title suggests, a look at AKA’s life on the road. The story is more like a collection of inserts rather than a complete thought-out narrative. We see...

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RIP Bra Hugh: A playlist of Hugh Masekela’s most memorable songs

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 24 January 2018

RIP Bra Hugh: A playlist of Hugh Masekela’s most memorable songs

23 January 2018, brought with it an immeasurable loss in music history. The father of South African Jazz, Hugh Masekela has passed away. Bra Hugh will be remembered for a number of things from his receiving a trumpet from Louis Armstrong at 16, his career in theUSl to being a fierce advocate for justice during...

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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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