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This Eastern Cape film crew is telling rural stories and teaching school kids about film

by: Sisanda Ntshinga - 10 October 2016

This Eastern Cape film crew is telling rural stories and teaching school kids about film

Kwanontsomi Enterprise is rooted on the outskirts of King Williams Town, and wants to tell stories from rural Eastern Cape, and inspire their community through film. They work with the community to create these films, and also pass on their knowledge through a school outreach programme. The production company was founded last year by filmmaker...

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Apply for Live SA’s digital content creators training programme

by: Live Staff - 7 September 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 4-month training programme on livemag.co.za, based in Joburg and Cape Town. What the programme is about This training programme will upskill young people in...

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I have a degree but work at a call centre – and other job market rude awakenings

by: Mbulelo Roto - 30 August 2016

I have a degree but work at a call centre – and other job market rude awakenings

When you’re in university, you are sold the dream that when you graduate, you’ll immediately land your dream job and have a nice life. But in the real world, it’s a bit different. We spoke to a few young people who are doing jobs they didn’t see themselves doing. “I’m in retail, dealing with rude...

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Luvo Manyonga: I don’t like being called a drug addict, it’s not me anymore

by: Buhle Lindwa - 16 August 2016

Luvo Manyonga: I don’t like being called a drug addict, it’s not me anymore

When I finally speak with Olympic silver medalist Luvo Manyonga yesterday in the late afternoon, he sounds grateful but tired. He is wearing his South African Olympics tracksuit, with his shades on, just eager to get home. Our interview is over Skype as he waits for his boarding flight back to South Africa at the Rio airport....

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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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