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Want to turn your blog into a business? Lelo Boyana has great tips

by: Lerato Mogoatlhe - 22 October 2017

Want to turn your blog into a business? Lelo Boyana has great tips

Lelo Boyana turned her love of celebrity news into one South Africa’s leading celebrity and entertainment news blogs. Eight years after she launched www.justcurious.co.za, the site now has more 60 000 monthly online users. Last year, she turned her  attention to women’s interest with Chica Africa. One of the speakers at the Facebook Youth Enterprise...

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How to become an artisan: A look at what it takes to get into instrumentation

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 5 October 2017

How to become an artisan: A look at what it takes to get into instrumentation

You don’t have to doctor, engineer or lawyer to have a successful career. For the people that prefer work that is more technical, a career in the trade industry has become an enticing and well-paying option. Meet Clevelynne Cloete, the 26-year-old who spends her days donning overalls and heavy duty boots, working as an instrumentation...

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Black girls can do science too

by: Sheilan Clarke - 2 October 2017

Black girls can do science too

Black women are still finding it difficult to navigate the world of science. This, despite the many noteworthy women in science, like Buyiswa Sondezi, who became the first woman in Africa to obtain a PhD in Experimental physics in 2014. We spoke Makosha Satekga, Ndoni Mcunu and Penester Tjale, who are showing that it doesn’t...

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Breaking into the industry: How to become a theatre actor

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 27 September 2017

Breaking into the industry: How to become a theatre actor

Theatre has not always been accessible to the masses, especially black people. We’ve seen #OpenUpTheIndustry calling out casting directors and programme managers in film, TV and radio but what about theatre? With audiences becoming more diverse and black experiences making their way onto the stage, we can’t help but wonder how you land lead roles...

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Lead Africa’s digital revolution

by: admin - 14 September 2017

Lead Africa’s digital revolution

We are looking for trainers who have in-depth knowledge and are experienced in digital marketing and technology to join the Digify Africa trainer network. Digify Africa is an award-winning digital training initiative delivered by Livity Africa. The initiative is designed to upskill the next generation of digital talent in preparation for jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities...

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Meet the 22-year-old that went from mixing paint to head chef

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 13 September 2017

Meet the 22-year-old that went from mixing paint to head chef

At 12 years old, Lurenzo already knew what he wanted to become. In grade four his cousin had lent him a chef’s uniform to wear on career day, and from that day he has been steadfast in pursuing his dream. He completed high school but his dream of pursuing culinary art was halted because he...

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So you want to be a Tenderpreneur?

by: admin - 28 August 2017

So you want to be a Tenderpreneur?

The tender system has been around for centuries. From France to England, the tendering process has been used by governments and companies to outsource services. In South Africa, tenderpreneurship rose to popularity post-apartheid. The ANC government has used the procurement process as a strategy to empower black people. Just in this year’s national budget, there...

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Meet the 27-year old woman taking on cosmetics giants

by: admin - 4 August 2017

Meet the 27-year old woman taking on cosmetics giants

Being the owner of a lipstick brand happened by mistake for 27-year-old Connie Bhebhe. Trying to run her first business Cobe Fitness was a full-time job, as a result, her appearance was neglected.  “I was in fitness wear and a ponytail all the time, it was sad. I decided I needed to transform.” This is...

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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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You might need to hear these words right now …

by: Live Staff - 29 June 2017

You might need to hear these words right now …

If there was ever a time to harness the power of the spoken word to uplift and inspire young people, it is during Youth Month. And Vodacom struck the right note with its rallying cry for young people to strive for success and excellence, irrespective of their challenges and circumstance. The well-respected blog Marklives even awarded...

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