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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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(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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How much do you really know about abortion?

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 23 May 2017

How much do you really know about abortion?

We went out on the streets to speak to young people and determine how much they actually know about abortion and the options a young woman has if she fell pregnant and decided not to keep the baby. Mostly illegal posters and pamphlets titled ABORTION are plastered all over the Johannesburg CBD and other major cities. There is...

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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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[Video] Early ejaculation, “riding a little scooter” and other embarrassing sex moments

by: Buntu Mgwelo - 15 February 2017

[Video] Early ejaculation, “riding a little scooter” and other embarrassing sex moments

Sex doesn’t always go well. It gets embarrassing at times. We asked some peeps on the streets of Jozi to share their most embarrassing sex moments. From early ejaculation to getting caught in the act by a parent, watch their hilarious responses below. RELATED:  “I want to hoe a bit” and other reasons for being single...

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Watch kids in eShowe, KZN receive free washable pads

by: Live Staff - 15 February 2017

Watch kids in eShowe, KZN receive free washable pads

As part of our #FreeToBleed campaign, we wanted to keep the momentum going by launching a drive to provide pads to young girls. As part of this, we sponsored washable pad packs from SUBZ Pads, and handed them over to 54 grade 8 and 9 girls at Princess Langazana Secondary School in Eshowe in rural...

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Meet the young entrepreneurs who are making waves in the food industry

by: Koketso Masuluke - 22 September 2016

Meet the young entrepreneurs who are making waves in the food industry

Starting your own business can be intimidating especially in the food industry where you are competing with established brands and restaurants all over the world. But this hasn’t stopped these five young entrepreneurs who are doing everything from coffee, tea, ginger beer and even pop-up restaurants. Here are five young entrepreneurs who are changing the...

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The pain of using cloths as sanitary pads

by: Andisiwe Ntoni - 29 August 2016

The pain of using cloths as sanitary pads

Zandile Lali* was 13 years old when she had her first period during class in primary school. She was scared and didn’t know what to do. Like many other girls, she confided in her mother when she got home. But she didn’t get pads or tampons, like many other girls her age. She had to...

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These photographers are tackling depression through their work

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 17 August 2016

These photographers are tackling depression through their work

There’s still a stigma attached to mental illness in the black community. Some don’t even recognise it as a sickness – you are usually told you are being weak, especially if you are a man, because you are stereotypically expected to be strong. Three South African artists are using their lenses – stills and video...

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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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