Live Mag

This is how you order coffee from a deaf barista

by: Xoliswa Qoni - 12 July 2016

This is how  you order coffee from a deaf barista

  I love coffee is a new coffee shop based in Claremont, Cape Town. All the baristas are deaf. We went there to order coffee and experienced what it’s like to order coffee in sign language. We also learnt a few basics of sign language. Watch the video below. Check out the I love coffee...

Read more

“I wish we were not treated like dogs just because we’re homeless”

by: Xoliswa Qoni - 17 June 2016

“I wish we were not treated like dogs just because we’re homeless”

Homeless people in an informal settlement in Monte Vista, many who been evicted from here several times, say they are going nowhere and that they will be voting in the upcoming local government elections despite their current living standards. There are about 11 families in this area who survive financially by getting temporary domestic and...

Read more

Petty things I’ve done after a break-up

by: Xoliswa Qoni - 14 June 2016

Petty things I’ve done after a break-up

Some people called DJ Zinhle petty for wearing a #Nonke t-shirt. But sometimes petty is the only thing that feels good after a bad split. Below, six young people confess to some of the things they’ve done after a break-up. “I asked for all the presents I ever bought for him back, including underwear” “He...

Read more

Moving from the Eastern Cape to Cape Town made me feel like a foreigner in my own country

by: Xoliswa Qoni - 2 June 2016

Moving from the Eastern Cape to Cape Town made me feel like a foreigner in my own country

I was born, and grew up, in Kwa-Nobuhle, Uitenhage, in the Eastern Cape. I moved to Gugulethu, Cape Town, five years ago. The change was difficult, and it took time to adjust. Even though I’ve been in Cape Town for so many years, I still don’t feel a sense of belonging here. Everywhere I go,...

Read more

7 reasons you should put some respek on HHP’s name

by: Xoliswa Qoni - 31 May 2016

7 reasons you should put some respek on HHP’s name

Last week a video of Jabba saying he was going to “moer” rappers who mention his name and disrespect him, surfaced on the Internet. He’s got a point, and here’s why. 1. He mixed hip-hop and kwaito before it became cool Jabba was rapping over kwaito beats and repurposing popular kwaito lines, before it became...

Read more

Dunoon residents on whether they will be voting these municipal elections

by: Xoliswa Qoni - 25 April 2016

Dunoon residents on whether they will be voting these municipal elections

Last week, residents of Dunoon, a Cape Town township, attempted to occupy a piece of land that belonged to a private farmer. This was a way of expressing their unhappiness with the slow process of them getting proper housing. They also burnt tyres on the roads and destroyed a MyCity bus station. We asked people...

Read more

Marikana residents in Cape Town on whether they will be voting these municipal elections

by: Xoliswa Qoni - 25 April 2016

Marikana residents in Cape Town on whether they will be voting these municipal elections

Three years ago, Cape Town backyard dwellers occupied a vacant piece of privately-owned land and named it Marikana, in solidarity with the miners who were killed at Lonmin mine. The area has grown since, despite residents having been evicted several times by the City of Cape Town. With local elections around the corner, we asked...

Read more

“I always have to prove myself as a female drifter”

by: Xoliswa Qoni - 22 April 2016

“I always have to prove myself as a female drifter”

Sunday. It’s a hot day at the Grand Parade in Cape Town’s CBD where the the inaugural Drift City event is taking place. The smell of burning rubber and the roar of car engines floats in the air. I’m set to meet 19-year-old drifter Aqeelah Sasman. It’s weird. Given the nature of her work, I...

Read more