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SA-born, NY-based poet, Lee Mokobe writes a moving poem ahead of Trump’s inauguration

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 20 January 2017

SA-born, NY-based poet, Lee Mokobe writes a moving poem ahead of Trump’s inauguration

New York-based South African poet and TED Fellow Lee Mokobe doesn’t hold anything back in his poetry. His latest poem, “The Not Yet Burning Country”, makes comparisons between how South Africa handled xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia to how America, with the election of Donald Trump, is poised to deal with immigrants. The poem is in...

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He started a publishing house turning sermons into books

by: Geraldine Amoko - 20 January 2017

He started a publishing house turning sermons into books

Evidence Sello Magaga II (23) says he would always find himself asking a friend after church what the sermon was about. And when he realised he wasn’t the only one who struggled to remember, he transcribed live recordings and turned them into books, which he publishes under his company Ready T Publishing. When he published his...

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We sent two women to buy condoms from a supermarket, and this is what happened

by: Onele Liwani - 19 January 2017

We sent two women to buy condoms from a supermarket, and this is what happened

Some of our female contributors have been complaining about their bad experience when buying condoms in supermarkets. We sent two of them undercover to buy condoms, and seek help from male assistants specifically. Watch the video below, to see their reactions. RELATED: Watch how these men react to being catcalled by women  

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Watch the trailer of The Wound, a film about sexuality and manhood

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 19 January 2017

Watch the trailer of The Wound, a film about sexuality and manhood

You can now watch a trailer of The Wound, a South African film that aims to challenge narrow depictions of African masculinity. The film, which will premiere at Sundance Film Festival (January 19 to 29) in Utah, USA, stars soul singer Nakhane Touré and actor Bongile Mantsai, winner of a 2011 Fleur Du Cap award...

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Stand a chance to win with Cadbury

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 12 January 2017

Stand a chance to win with Cadbury

Cadbury has a wonderful range of chocolate bars for you to choose from. Treat yourself to South Africa’s favourite chocolate bar – Cadbury Lunch Bar; the new chewylicious Cadbury 5Star or Cadbury P.S. the unique wafer chocolate bar with its variety of sweet messages. To help you start the New Year with a bang we...

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Project Demo is here to get youth voices into the ears of policy-makers

by: admin - 21 December 2016

Project Demo is here to get youth voices into the ears of policy-makers

It all started during the 2014 national elections when a group of young people working at LivityAfrica tried to wrap their heads around this question: “How do we get young people to vote in the elections?” At that time, there was a lot of voter apathy among the youth, and the team tried to figure...

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How would you solve youth unemployment if you had the chance?

by: Sheilan Clarke - 20 December 2016

How would you solve youth unemployment if you had the chance?

Project Demo’s parliamentary correspondent, Sheilan Clarke recently attended  a youth unemployment summit help at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU)  in the Eastern Cape. It was here and back in Cape Town she spoke young people trying to find solutions to youth unemployment. Here are some of their suggestions. If you have solutions you want...

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[Video] Christmas stereotypes many black people can relate to

by: Aseza Pupuma - 20 December 2016

[Video] Christmas stereotypes many black people can relate to

Most black people will know; Christmas means Choice Assorted and jelly and custard. In the video below, two of our contributors reminisce about the times their parents attempted to give them the Christmas they see in the movies. “My mom tried to make it seem like there was snow in the house and she used...

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Can #DataMustFall be a movement to force prices down?

by: Neo Maditla - 20 December 2016

Can #DataMustFall be a movement to force prices down?

There was a time, about three years ago, when I used to be able to load 2GB on my phone, and it would last me nearly a month. Now I’m lucky if it lasts for over a week, and the situation seems to be getting worse. It’s almost as if the data disappears. And I’m...

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The 10 best South African music videos of 2016

by: Aseza Pupuma - 19 December 2016

The 10 best South African music videos of 2016

We compile a list of some of the music videos that we thought deserved a standing ovation this year, from Kwesta’s James Bond-esque “Mayibabo”, the short film that is “Ekuseni” by Sjava, the minimalistic “Come to my Kasi” by Priddy Ugly, and more. The list is in no particular order. 1. DJ Citi Lyts ft....

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