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How being mugged led this young woman towards a boxing career

by: Precious Mishombo - 5 April 2017

How being mugged led this young woman towards a boxing career

With fists clenched, through her boxing gloves, Mookeletsi “Mo” Manyathela, gives clean blows and packs the punches. Creativity also flows through those fingers because when the 26-year-old is not in the ring, she writes poetry.  If things go Mo’s way, by end of 2017 she would have also added author to her her list of...

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Meet Nonceba Mhlauli, the youngest ANC spokesperson in parliament

by: Ziyanda Stuurman - 31 March 2017

Meet Nonceba Mhlauli, the youngest ANC spokesperson in parliament

“It’s very important that young, black females start taking more active, more powerful roles in the ANC,” says Nonceba Mhlauli (26), acting spokesperson for the ANC in parliament. She tells us about her background, how her grandmother introduced her to politics, her time at Rhodes University, and why patriarchy must fall. “Patriarchy has become so...

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Ekasi Project Green is promoting healthy, nutritious food

by: Xoliswa Qoni - 28 March 2017

Ekasi Project Green is promoting healthy, nutritious food

Two years ago while they were unemployed, five friends had an idea that changed their lives and benefited their community. Sizwe Nyuka (26), Abonga Tom (24), Lonwabo Mfenguza (23), Loyiso Hulushe (23) and Bonani Joni (24) decided that it was high time Khayelitsha went green, and launched Ekasi Project Green. It’s an urban farming project...

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Xoey Khumalo turned her bad skin into a thriving skincare business

by: Nkhensani Manabe - 24 March 2017

Xoey Khumalo turned her bad skin into a thriving skincare business

When Xoey Khumalo was growing up, she had a skin condition that caused discolouration and uneven skin tone. Tired of ointments that never worked, she started treating her skin with a mixture of turmeric, plain Greek yoghurt and aloe vera gel. It worked, leading her to start blogging about natural skin care remedies. From blog...

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8 young women making us proud on International Women’s Day

by: Live Staff - 8 March 2017

8 young women making us proud on International Women’s Day

As March 8 marks International Women’s Day we put you onto women doing the most in music, online media, politics, fashion and more. Rouge, rapper and brand ambassador Pretorian rapper Rouge cemented her spot in South African music industry in 2014 with her debut single, “Party”.  The 24-year-old has also worked alongside artists like Reason,...

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#HireAGraduate: Young people on why they had no choice but to leave the Eastern Cape

by: Buntu Mgwelo - 22 February 2017

#HireAGraduate: Young people on why they had no choice but to leave the Eastern Cape

This morning, thousands of graduates in the Eastern Cape took their frustration at being unemployed despite having tertiary qualifications, to the streets. They formed a human chain in different parts of the province, some wearing their graduation gear, and holding up signs that read #HireAGraduate. Our trainees from the Eastern Cape know this struggle too...

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8 programmes to consider if you want to study further but can’t afford university

by: Ziyanda Stuurman - 27 January 2017

8 programmes to consider if you want to study further but can’t afford university

Not everyone who has finished matric can afford to study further. But we’ve got you covered. Below are seven programmes that will help you jumpstart your career. 1. ABSA’s Ready to Work programme This programme’s main aim is to help young people, between 18 and 24, be more employable or start their own businesses. The...

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Being retrenched at 23 with a journalism qualification was a wake up call to up my game

by: Lebohang Morake - 29 November 2016

Being retrenched at 23 with a journalism qualification was a wake up call to up my game

I was 23 years old and at the start of my career when I got retrenched because the first company I ever worked for went bankrupt. Just this week I heard that another magazine, Grazia, also published its last issue. All this got me thinking, am I working for a dying industry? My big wake...

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WIN an iPad Mini with Digify & Absa ReadytoWork

by: admin - 29 November 2016

WIN an iPad Mini with Digify & Absa ReadytoWork

Trying to enter the job market can be a demotivating experience for most young people. You can easily start to feel like your money, time and effort is being wasted – from countless unsuccessful interviews to internships that never develop into permanent positions or that one business idea you just can’t seem to get off the...

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Apply for Live SA’s digital content creators training programme starting January 2017

by: Live Staff - 24 November 2016

Apply for Live SA’s digital content creators training programme starting January 2017

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 11-week 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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