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5 young South African women we’re excited about right now

by: Tshegofatso Mphahlele - 3 September 2015

5 young South African women we’re excited about right now

Here is our pick of young and exciting women who are changing the game in their respective industries. The singer: Zoë Modiga Zoë’s voice has enchanted music lovers at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, The Joy of Jazz and the Artscape Youth Jazz Festival. That same voice recently won her a R200 000 scholarship...

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Ska jampisa, work in silence and let your success speak for you

by: Tshegofatso Mphahlele - 10 July 2015

Ska jampisa, work in silence and let your success speak for you

It’s amazing how even a phrase as simple as Ska Jampisa can prompt such varied responses from people. Just a bit of background. The Live SA team, in an effort to keep the website banners fresh and relevant, usually comes up with a theme that will guide us through the different months. We’ve previously had...

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Livity launches the future of digital marketing

by: Tshegofatso Mphahlele - 29 June 2015

Livity launches the future of digital marketing

Livity Africa recently launched an exciting new programme called Digify Bytes, a two day workshop aimed at introducing young people to the world of digital marketing. The programme aims to provide students with the opportunity to get acquainted with the essentials of the digital industry while still providing them with valuable hands-on experience. The Digify...

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Spoken Word with Afurakan

by: Tshegofatso Mphahlele - 17 June 2015

Spoken Word with Afurakan

Poet Thabiso “Afurakan” Mohare will be performing on Thursday at the Live VIP Youth Festival. He is also the CEO of Word N Sound, a platform for poets and musicians in Jozi. We caught up with him to find out his thoughts about the state of South African youth: What do you think is the current...

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Angry, black and gay: An opinion

by: Tshegofatso Mphahlele - 12 June 2015

Angry, black and gay: An opinion

If you’re a gay man living in a township and you’ve never been called stabane, faggot, moffie or had condescending feminine gestures thrown your way, then you, my friend, had a privileged upbringing. Life is hard for young queer individuals growing up in a disenfranchised community. And it isn’t surprising. The Pew Research Center’s 2013...

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Africa Rising: Myth or Future Reality?

by: Tshegofatso Mphahlele - 26 May 2015

Africa Rising: Myth or Future Reality?

Africa Day 2015. Not a very good time to be celebrating African unity. The recent xenophobic attacks make it very difficult to envision what the founding fathers of the Organisation of African Unity had in mind on that Saturday morning in 1963. Is Africa really as united as we want it to be? On this...

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Things to know by age 25

by: Tshegofatso Mphahlele - 13 May 2015

Things to know by age 25

Congratulations, you are halfway to 50. Sobering, no? Your bones are probably starting to creak and nights out are starting to feel like a drag more than a good time with other young functioning alcoholics (or for purposes of propriety, “partygoers”). Well, despair not. The Live SA family and I have compiled 25 tips of things...

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Trolls and middle centres, a guide to 90s shows

by: Tshegofatso Mphahlele - 20 April 2015

Trolls and middle centres, a guide to 90s shows

The 90’s were a time of unbridled fun and creativity. The 90’s gave us Britney Spears, the Macarena and unfortunately, the death of Mufasa (I know a whole lot of people who are still touched by this!) What a joy it was to be a kid in the 90’s.  But who remembers the tv shows?...

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Hip hop unifies

by: Tshegofatso Mphahlele - 31 March 2015

Hip hop unifies

  If you had asked me to write about anything  even remotely related to hip hop before this past weekend, I probably would’ve laughed in your face. I kid you not. I’m very clueless when it comes to the genre. I’ve always thought it was characterised and supported by angry black men with mommy issues....

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Your ex is an idiot: 5 ways to survive heartbreak

by: Tshegofatso Mphahlele - 17 March 2015

Your ex is an idiot: 5 ways to survive heartbreak

  Let’s not lie, more often than not, love hurts. It’s how you get over the hurt that determines whether you’ll eventually win at this love thing or you’ll fail dismally until the day you die. Having had what I consider my first real romantic heartbreak recently, I will give you 5 surefire ways to...

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