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The Urban Legend debate

by: Tshepang Tlhapane - 1 December 2014

The Urban Legend debate

Last week, Live Mag had the pleasure of meeting Josef Yohannes, the creator of the first black superhero comic book, The Urban Legend. Live contributors Tshepang Tlhapane and Refieka Williams take different views on the comic’s use of the names of struggle icons. Tshepang – Approve The name of this comic superhero is Malcolm T Madiba. I...

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VIP Debate club : The A-Gender

by: Tshepang Tlhapane - 27 November 2014

VIP Debate club : The A-Gender

The third and and final VIP Debate Club event for 2014 took place at the usual spot: the Bannister Hotel in Braamfontein this past Tuesday. Although this may be our last for the year, don’t despair, we are back again bigger and better next year. The turnout – like in past Debate Club sessions –...

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There’s more to politics than being a politician

by: Tshepang Tlhapane - 21 November 2014

There’s more to politics than being a politician

Did you know there’s so much more to a career in politics than just being a politician? As a follow up to “So you want to be a politician” we take a look at a few career paths you can take within politics apart from being a typical politician. Speechwriter Have you ever wondered how...

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#Elections2014: Six Months Later

by: Tshepang Tlhapane - 21 November 2014

#Elections2014: Six Months Later

Prior to May 7 – as South Africans waited in anticipation for the 5th national elections – politicians took to the streets, doing what they do best: campaigning. They delivered food parcels, went door-to-door and even kissed babies. As you would expect, a lot of promises were made. On election day, it came as little...

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So you want to be… a politician?

by: Tshepang Tlhapane - 14 November 2014

So you want to be… a politician?

Live SA’s “So you want to be…” is a weekly series that aims to help you in the process of choosing a career. We speak to practicing professionals about the difficulties, benefits and intricacies of being in their field of work. This week the focus is on POLITICS, we speak to three young politicians, namely Mbali Ntuli,...

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National Development Plan: What is it?

by: Tshepang Tlhapane - 7 November 2014

National Development Plan: What is it?

“In 2030 we live in a country which we have remade. We have created a home where everybody feels free yet bounded to others; where everyone embraces their full potential; a community that is proud to be a community that cares.” – Trevor Manuel at the launch of the draft National Development Plan, on the...

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Tumi all set to Rob the Church

by: Tshepang Tlhapane - 7 November 2014

Tumi all set to Rob the Church

With five minutes left for me to get to the location for the interview, I rushed over to Bean Republic coffee shop in Rosebank, all while repeatedly checking my watch and praying that Tumi hadn’t arrived yet. Thabiso and I sat down and waited in anticipation.  Tumi Molekane arrived 15 minutes later, carrying an orange...

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VIP Debate Club #2: Race in SA – 20 years of what?

by: Tshepang Tlhapane - 29 October 2014

VIP Debate Club #2: Race in SA – 20 years of what?

On a warm Tuesday evening, the second VIP Debate took place  on October 28 at the Bannister Hotel in the vibey heart of Johannesburg, Braamfontein. The turnout was so good that we had to move the session from the basement into the main room of the Bannister Hotel’s restaurant. The debate session – titled Race...

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Gaza aftermath: Palestinians still cry

by: Tshepang Tlhapane - 24 October 2014

Gaza aftermath: Palestinians still cry

It has now been 59 days since the Israel Defense Force and Hamas announced a ceasefire to the seven week long conflict on August 26. According to figures from the Palestinian Health Ministry dated 9 October 2014, the conflict has left thousands dead and over ten thousand civilians injured; more than three thousand of those being...

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How transparent is our government?

by: Tshepang Tlhapane - 11 October 2014

How transparent is our government?

The South African government has come under fire from the media and the public on numerous occasions over its perceived lack of transparency. One such example has been the controversial Protection of State Information Bill commonly referred to as the Secrecy Bill. There are fears that if passed this Bill could potentially be used by...

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