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Surviving R Kelly and all the other predators hiding in plain sight

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 17 January 2019

Surviving R Kelly and all the other predators hiding in plain sight

Has preying on teenage girls become an accepted norm in our society? When Surviving R Kelly aired on the 3rd January, it became more than just an expose of the deeds of a predator hiding in plain sight, it opened up the wounds of women and girls all over the world who have been preyed...

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Book Review: Small Things by Nthikeng Mohlele

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 4 January 2019

Book Review: Small Things by Nthikeng Mohlele

Nthikeng narrates loss and love in Johannesburg We’re all somewhat familiar with the stereotypical figure of the romantic and struggling artist of the city. He’s (because they’re oftentimes portrayed as male) the creative dude who resists working for the man or being a slave to society. More often than not, he’s got a sharp tongue...

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Top Five Fridays: Movies that Made 2018

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 28 December 2018

Top Five Fridays: Movies that Made 2018

We count down the Top Five Movies of 2018 It’s officially the last Friday of 2018 and what better way to end the year then with a Top Five. This week we list the movies that were well loved and much anticipated, the movies we pored over each trailer.Some were better received than others but...

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Women activists have dominated the activism space in 2018

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 26 December 2018

Women activists have dominated the activism space in 2018

According to a report by Amnesty International, women activists have led the charge this year While women’s rights groups have always been active in the social justice space, 2018 saw women take the forefront in fighting for their rights on a grand scale. According to the latest report by the Amnesty International called Rights Today,...

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Here’s what South Africa has been listening to in 2018

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 24 December 2018

Here’s what South Africa has been listening to in 2018

We take a look at the most streamed artists and albums on Spotify Summer is finally upon us and this is the dawn of Dezember grooves, braais around the pool and voshos with no worries of going to work tomorrow. As South Africans one thing that has served as an agent of unity, is our...

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Top Five Fridays: South African Youtubers that we love

by: Tshituku Ndadza - 21 December 2018

Top Five Fridays: South African Youtubers that we love

We list the Top Five SA Youtubers that have got us hitting subscribe YouTube has become a platform where people can express themselves and show the world their talents. In South Africa, people are becoming aware of the opportunities that YouTube is giving content creators.   For this week’s Top Five Fridays, we list our...

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Sho Madjozi drops new album “Limpopo Champions League”

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 19 December 2018

Sho Madjozi drops new album “Limpopo Champions League”

The Huku hitmaker has just gotten bigger Right on the heels of her successful show at the SoleDXB festival in Dubai, rapper and poet, Sho Madjozi is ready for local and international success. Last week was a big one for the Tsonga queen, she launched two major projects: a collaboration with Edgars and her debut...

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Kwaito legends, Trompies, to join Afropunk Line Up

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 13 December 2018

Kwaito legends, Trompies, to join Afropunk Line Up

Trompies joins The Internet, Kaytranada and more Kwaito legends, Trompies, is set to perform at this year’s Afropunk Joburg. Formed in Soweto in the ‘90s, Trompies are central to creating the music and movement known as kwaito. The Sweety Lavo hitmakers will be joining this year’s Battle of the Bands winners Red Robyn, a singer-songwriter...

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Kwesta to release singles with Rick Ross and Rich Homie Quan

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 12 December 2018

Kwesta to release singles with Rick Ross and Rich Homie Quan

The Spirit star set to release singles ahead of Heineken’s #192Countries Campaign Kwesta will be releasing two singles with international rappers Rick Ross and Rich Homie Quan. The two American rappers will be performing the new singles with Kwesta for the first time at the Heineken event on the 14th of December at Mustang Room...

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Top Five Fridays: 2018’s Best Music Videos So far…

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 7 December 2018

Top Five Fridays: 2018’s Best Music Videos So far…

We look at the top five best music videos according to the Live Mag team. 2018 has undoubtedly been a wonderful year for music but the real treat has been the music videos. From The Carters’ snatching our wigs in the Louvre to Doja Cat showing us how a McDonalds’ meal should be eaten, viewers...

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