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Iko Mash is dead

by: admin - 21 July 2017

Iko Mash is dead

Fun, fab and fierce to the last breath. This is how her fans and peers will remember Iko Mash, who succumbed to cancer today. Before there was Caitlyn Jenner or Laverne Cox, decades before transgendered people were visible, there was Iko Mash: openly transgendered, and slaying the entertainment industry by trying her hand at acting,...

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#wearitworkit influencers get fashionably stylish with #EditionByW (part 1)

by: Tshepo Mosokotso - 17 July 2017

#wearitworkit influencers get fashionably stylish with #EditionByW (part 1)

As part of the #WEARITWORKIT campaign, we asked 15 influencers to shop #EditionbyW only at Woolworths and style a look that best reflects their personal style. Move your cursor over the image and click to shop the item that you love! Here are your first 5 influencers: Andile photographed by 72_photography Bambatha photographed by Nobody Else Mphelane photographed...

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How social media is helping us fight the stigma of mental health

by: Devaksha Vallabhjee - 11 July 2017

How social media is helping us fight the stigma of mental health

At a dinner with some friends a while ago, the topic of depression came up – as it often does these days. He jokingly told us about how, when he lived at home with his grandmother and confessed that he was depressed, she told him to “take a Grandpa and go to bed early.” The...

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Mpho street styling the latest cool!

by: Tshepo Mosokotso - 3 July 2017

Mpho street styling the latest cool!

  Meet Mpho Seoposengwe, who works as a project assistant in the creative space focused on bringing young artists from South Africa and the UK closer together in order to create and collaborate. Mpho is the epitome of cool – her bubbly personality, her love for life and her fun sense of style are exactly...

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Restoring Cosby’s “legacy”: Can Bill Cosby please sit down?

by: Sarah Evans - 30 June 2017

Restoring Cosby’s “legacy”: Can Bill Cosby please sit down?

You’d think that after being accused of sexual assault by over 50 women, and narrowly avoiding going to jail thanks to a hung jury in one case, Bill Cosby would have graciously disappeared into the shadows from whence he came, at the very least, to save what remains of his reputation. You’d be wrong. Clearly...

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What #MTVShugaDS taught Braam youth

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 28 June 2017

What #MTVShugaDS taught Braam youth

#MTVShugaDS season five has come to an end and after 12 exciting episodes which showcase the lives of a group of high school students and the woes they experience growing up in a fictional township called Zenzele. The show addresses varying topics such as teenage pregnancy, abortions, blessers, sexual assault, stealthing and other subjects which young...

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We’re here for Nasty C riding over afrobeat

by: Mayuyuka Kaunda - 14 June 2017

We’re here for Nasty C riding over afrobeat

Nasty C is set to spread his wings with a feature on internationally-renowned trio Major Lazer’s brand new track titled Particula. It seems the rapper brings out his best when rocking over afrobeat rhythms. It’s an exciting move for the young rapper and also sees him expand his sound by venturing into afrobeat territory on...

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(Video) “Mental illness doesn’t have a colour, it doesn’t have a face.”

by: Sheilan Clarke - 14 June 2017

(Video) “Mental illness doesn’t have a colour, it doesn’t have a face.”

Mental health needs to be de-stigmatised. Last week we introduced you to Thabiso Mailula who spoke about his work as Senior Psychological Facilitator at the Talisman Foundation. (You can watch the video here.) As part of us exploring this often taboo subject, we spoke to Tasneem Motara. She’s an up-and-coming young politician and Member of the National Council...

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Using tattoos to tell my story

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 13 June 2017

Using tattoos to tell my story

It’s 8 AM on a cold Sunday morning and I’m laying on a tattoo bed in Turffontein for the umpteenth time at my tattoo artist’s house/tattoo parlour. It’s freezing but I’m wearing shorts because this tattoo will be going on my calf. I’m nervous and excited but that’s usually how I feel before the needle...

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Thoughts on the streets about blesser culture

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 12 June 2017

Thoughts on the streets about blesser culture

We went out on the Braamfontein streets to ask the youth what they thought about “blesser culture” in South Africa and if young girls really knew what they were getting themselves into by seeking out a blesser. The consensus was that young women feel pressured by social media to live and portray a certain kind...

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