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Iko Mash is dead

by: admin - 21 July 2017

Iko Mash is dead

Fun, fab and fierce to the last breath. This is how her fans and peers will remember Iko Mash, who succumbed to cancer today. Before there was Caitlyn Jenner or Laverne Cox, decades before transgendered people were visible, there was Iko Mash: openly transgendered, and slaying the entertainment industry by trying her hand at acting,...

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Listen to 3 dope podcasts produced by dope South Africans

by: admin - 20 July 2017

Listen to 3 dope podcasts produced by dope South Africans

With podcasts popping up everywhere, you can find one to suit your particular taste. Whether you are a young black feminist looking to listen to or a hip-hop head, who wants the lowdown on the scene. These podcasts have got you covered. Listen to three podcasts that will entertain and inform you at the same...

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#FreeToBleed: The sanitary policy is on its way

by: Sheilan Clarke - 18 July 2017

#FreeToBleed: The sanitary policy is on its way

Remember that time we called on parliament and government to prioritise the provision of sanitary products for all? Well, last week we were invited by the Minister of Women, Susan Shabangu to give input on the National Policy Framework on Sanitary Dignity. It’s been a long time coming since Pontsho Pilane won our Parliament Challenge...

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Flex Rabanyan is ready to shake up the hip-hop industry

by: Lerato Motsiri - 17 July 2017

Flex Rabanyan is ready to shake up the hip-hop industry

It has been a month since season two of South Africa’s biggest hip hop talent competition The Hustle came to an end. And yet, people are still talking about the winner of the competition. We sat down with winner Flex Rabanyan to discuss rap, life and the future for the talented rapper.   Taking the...

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#wearitworkit influencers get fashionably stylish with #EditionByW (part 1)

by: Tshepo Mosokotso - 17 July 2017

#wearitworkit influencers get fashionably stylish with #EditionByW (part 1)

As part of the #WEARITWORKIT campaign, we asked 15 influencers to shop #EditionbyW only at Woolworths and style a look that best reflects their personal style. Move your cursor over the image and click to shop the item that you love! Here are your first 5 influencers: Andile photographed by 72_photography Bambatha photographed by Nobody Else Mphelane photographed...

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Here is what to expect from Anatii and AKA’s upcoming album

by: admin - 17 July 2017

Here is what to expect from Anatii and AKA’s upcoming album

The countdown begins with just a few more days until the release of the much-anticipated album Be Careful What You Wish For. The album from Anatii and AKA will feature 10 songs including hit track Don’t Forget To Pray. We spoke to Anatii on what to expect from their upcoming album. What can people expect...

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Staying in the closet as an act of self-care

by: admin - 14 July 2017

Staying in the closet as an act of self-care

Coming out, the act of announcing, publicising/disclosing or declaring your sexuality has been a staple of LGBTI activism and advocacy since the 1970s. As a political tool it was used to declare that LGBTI people are everywhere. The idea was that if more people came out, the less likely families with gay members would be...

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Department of Arts and Culture launches new fund for young artists

by: admin - 13 July 2017

Department of Arts and Culture launches new fund for young artists

Do you dream of publishing your first book, producing your first play or recording your first album, but have no money to make these dreams a reality? The Debut Fund Programme is for you. The Department of Arts and Culture, in partnership with the Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), have launched a fund to...

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Geekulcha is helping the youth to prepare for a digital future

by: admin - 13 July 2017

Geekulcha is helping the youth to prepare for a digital future

Meet Geekulcha, a Pretoria-based initiative that is creating a new era of young, gifted and black coders that are solving the world’s problems, one hackathon at a time. “We provide young talent with a platform to grow their skills through web and mobile apps development, electronics systems, data science and business informatics,” says the organisation’s...

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#FreeToBleed: Are we any closer to free sanitary pads for all?

by: Sarah Evans - 13 July 2017

#FreeToBleed: Are we any closer to free sanitary pads for all?

In September 2015, Livity Africa’s Project Demo initiative put out a call, asking young people which issues they would like Parliament to address. Journalist Pontsho Pilane, then a student at Wits University, with her #FreeToBleed campaign, emerged as the clear winner. Pontsho petitioned Parliament for free sanitary pads for all in November last year.   Since...

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