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Seabela Maila Unpacks The Complexities Of Sesotho Sa Leboa

by: Mamaili Mamaila - 12 November 2018

Seabela Maila Unpacks The Complexities Of Sesotho Sa Leboa

How the standardisation of Sepedi as the, “main language” has stripped many off their unique cultural identities I was in an Uber ride a while ago with a Muvenda driver. As with almost everyone that I meet, he was very curious about the meaning of my name. My answer to this question is always pretty...

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Top Five Fridays: Black comic book writers

by: Ayanda Sishi - 9 November 2018

Top Five Fridays: Black comic book writers

Here is a look at some of the top black comic book writers you should know about. Comic characters are bigger than life. Through graphic novels, we are able to escape the confines of our surroundings and escape to the city of Attilan or the bustling futuristic metropolis of Wakanda. The writers of graphic novels...

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Squad Goals: Turn the squad into a stokvel

by: Livhuwani Mukhondo - 9 November 2018

Squad Goals: Turn the squad into a stokvel

Save money the old-fashioned way Whether you are saving for a holiday, travel or school fees; a little goes a long way. Summer approaches with the temptation to spend a lot because there seems to be more places to be: braai invites, weddings and festivals. Saving at this time can be tough, but worry not,...

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Joburg Film Festival: Unpacking The Gender Disparity In The Film Sector

by: Mamaili Mamaila - 8 November 2018

Joburg Film Festival: Unpacking The Gender Disparity In The Film Sector

Over Three Hundred Women Expected To Partake In This Pertinent Discussion The second edition of the Joburg Film Festival (JFF) is set to take place on Sunday, 11 November 2018 at Constitution Hill in Braamfontein. Hot on the heels of the Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Summit, this occasion aims to unpack the challenges faced by...

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The Wing Republic Finally Takes Flight

by: Mamaili Mamaila - 6 November 2018

The Wing Republic Finally Takes Flight

Tlhompho Mokoena Is Truly Winging It Joburgers have grown to love The Wing Republic (TWR), one of Braamfontein’s premium chill spots. Established by Tlhompho Mokoena as a pop-up restaurant in 2014, the booming business became fully operational in a brick and mortar location in November 2017. I met with him on an early week-morning at...

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Top Five Friday: SA reality shows to watch

by: Ayanda Sishi - 2 November 2018

Top Five Friday: SA reality shows to watch

Here are some of SA’s top reality shows to sink your teeth into. We are spoiled for choice in South Africa, because unlike now, for a very long time we have not had reality shows in great numbers that we could watch with relish. For a while the content was competition-based with shows such as...

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5 new designers that have captured our attention at SAFW

by: Moroetsana Serame - 2 November 2018

5 new designers that have captured our attention at SAFW

We take a look at some of the Sunglass Hut’s New Talent Search Semi-Finalists As we draw closer to the end of Fashion month and the end of South African Fashion Week (SAFW). We reflect on the new talent search designers who debuted their Autumn/Winter 2019 collections. The talent search was founded in 1998 and...

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6.2 million South Africans, who are of working age, are unemployed

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 31 October 2018

6.2 million South Africans, who are of working age, are unemployed

Stats SA says unemployment has risen to 27.5% in the third quarter The country was met with bad news on Tuesday when Stats SA released a statement saying that the unemployment rate in the country has risen to 27.5%. This is a 0.3 of a percentage point increase since the last quarter. Stats SA has...

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

by: Xoliswa Qoni - 30 October 2018

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...

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Why motswako is the biggest South African hip hop movement

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 30 October 2018

Why motswako is the biggest South African hip hop movement

About three weeks ago (November 7), motswako rapper Cassper Nyovest announced that his debut album Tsholofelo had gone gold (20 000 copies sold) after just three months on the market. The rapper, who first appeared on HHP songs “Wamo Tseba Mtho?” (2009) and “Padapa” (2012), has seen a rapid rise.  He is the latest star...

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