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Bonga Ngqobane started Khayelitsha’s first cycling club in his parents’ garage

by: Muneeba Davids - 15 August 2016

Bonga Ngqobane started Khayelitsha’s first cycling club in his parents’ garage

Bonga Ngqobane (25) started the first ever cycling club in Khayelitsha, in 2014, Bonga.Org Cycling Academy. In the past three years, Bonga has managed to get 150 young people to take part in their cycling events. “It’s an accomplishment for me because I get young people to follow their passion and believe their dreams can...

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So you want to be… an edu-entrepreneur?

by: Lerato Motsiri - 5 August 2016

So you want to be… an edu-entrepreneur?

Our “So you want to be…” series aims to help you in choosing a career by featuring a practising professional to tell us what to expect in their field.  This week we speak to Bheki Nkosi (26), an educational entrepreneur who attended the Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development, and runs a start-up called Eventful...

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How 2 Kenyan brothers used tech to make motorcycle taxi drivers safer

by: Contributor - 22 July 2016

How 2 Kenyan brothers used tech to make motorcycle taxi drivers safer

When motorcycle taxis known as boda boda were introduced in Kenya, it was to address the country’s permanently gridlocked traffic. In Nairobi, a city where travelling anywhere involves being stuck in a traffic jam, boda bodas save time. But 16 years later, the motorcycles have earned a reputation as death traps. However, what’s become mobile...

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8 South African boss women share career mistakes they made in their early 20s

by: Tumelo Mabuza - 8 July 2016

8 South African boss women share career mistakes they made in their early 20s

Your early 20s are a time to explore career options and yes, sometimes you will make huge mistakes. But like the 8 boss women below who have shared their mistakes with us, we hope you can learn from  yours as well as their experiences and lessons learned. Farah Fortune, Owner, African Star Communications I trusted...

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These 16 young South Africans are doing amazing things that you should know about

by: Live Staff - 15 June 2016

These 16 young South Africans are doing amazing things that you should know about

You’ve probably never heard of most of these young people who are doing amazing things in their fields. We bring you musicians, poets, entrepreneurs, innovators, and the like, who you should know. In no particular order:     Samantha Ngcolomba (lawyer) Samantha Ngcolomba is using law to tackle gender disparities. Her business, Lady Liberty, is a...

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Apply for Live SA’s digital content creators training programme

by: Live Staff - 2 June 2016

Apply for Live SA’s digital content creators training programme

Training the next generation of digital content creators Cape Town and Johannesburg Only 18- to 25-year-olds can apply Livity Africa is looking for 20 aspirant content creators to join our exciting four months training programme on livemag.co.za, based in Jo’burg and Cape Town. What the programme is about This training programme will upskill young people...

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So you want to be an actress? Scandal actress Thuso Mbedu has some advice for you

by: Kefiloe Moroe - 5 May 2016

So you want to be an actress? Scandal actress Thuso Mbedu has some advice for you

Our “So you want to be…” series aims to help you in choosing a career by featuring a practising professional to tell us what to expect in their field. This week we speak to actress Thuso Mbedu. The 24-year-old from Kwazulu Natal made her TV debut in 2014, on the Mzansi Magic soapie Saints and...

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So you want to be… an events promoter?

by: George Moya - 26 April 2016

So you want to be… an events promoter?

Our “So you want to be…” series aims to help you to choose a career. We feature a practising professional who tells us what you can expect in their field of work. This week we speak to Koketso Ditibane (25), an events promoter from Soweto. He runs Hood vs Burbs(HvB), an events company that has worked with...

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Watch our latest eNCA news insert about students in careers they don’t like

by: Onele Liwani - 13 April 2016

Watch our latest eNCA news insert about students in careers they don’t like

Our latest in the series of youth news reports for the eNCA news channel focuses on young people who find themselves studying towards a career they don’t like, either because of lack of career guidance or pressure from parents. We interview a student who is in this predicament, together with her mother. We also talk...

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How Koleka Putuma makes money from her poetry

by: Vuyisile Kubeka - 7 April 2016

How Koleka Putuma makes money from her poetry

Cape Town-based award-winning poet and playwright Koleka Putuma is unapologetically driven and is determined to make sure her passion pays the bills. Not only has she managed to make her brand and craft lucrative at just 23, but she has a clear vision for the journey ahead. “I have no shame talking about and declaring...

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