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Why these young people aren’t having sex

by: Philela Singama - 31 July 2015

Why these young people aren’t having sex

Young people who choose not to have sex – whether for personal or religious reasons – are either seen as super-human, abnormal or have a superiority complex. We recently met Zama Ngema (22) and Lungisa Gom (24), two young people who have chosen to abstain from sex and we let members of the public ask...

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Understanding government’s plan to give ten-year-olds condoms

by: Kgorula Bitterhout - 15 May 2015

Understanding government’s plan to give ten-year-olds condoms

The Department of Basic Education has recently come under fire for its plans to provide schoolkids with condoms. The plan, which is part of the department’s Draft National Policy on HIV, STI’s and TB, could see children as young as ten receive condoms. This has drawn outrage from the public with children’s support groups criticising the...

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6 scenarios in the life of a smug vegan

by: Jamie Petersen - 27 March 2015

6 scenarios in the life of a smug vegan

  Meat-eaters (the mudbloods of society) get so much hate from vegans. Smug hashtags such as #whatvegansdo, #whatveganseat, #crueltyfree, #vegansdoitbest and #guiltfree do nothing but increase how annoying vegans are. In an interview by V Magazine last year , 20-year-old singer and vegan Ariana Grande had the nerve to say that American non-vegans look like...

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Find out how you can join the Ajax Cape Town football academy

by: Philela Singama - 6 January 2015

Find out how you can join the Ajax Cape Town football academy

Ajax Cape Town soccer club runs a series of talent scoutings for youngsters who would like to give being a professional footballer a shot. We talk to the club’s head of scouting Sergio dos Santos to find out how interested young’ns can get involved, when the scouting happens, what the requirements are and more in...

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Easy workouts to fit in your busy schedule

by: Philela Singama - 30 December 2014

Easy workouts to fit in your busy schedule

As young people, in this day and age, we don’t have that much time on our hands to gym – we are either too busy with work or school. Or stuffing our faces with greasy junk foods. But don`t worry, we at Live SA met up with gym instructors Simamkele Mpongo (22) and Onke Manqola...

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The stigma around HIV/AIDS

by: Rafieka Williams - 17 December 2014

The stigma around HIV/AIDS

How many times have you jokingly told your friends that if they were diagnosed with HIV/Aids, you wouldn’t be able to continue your friendship with them? Do you have a family member living with the disease and feel like talking to someone about it but you can’t because of what they might think? Have you...

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Why #NoBraDay is useless

by: Simamkele Matuntuta - 13 October 2014

Why #NoBraDay is useless

  As you may know, October is breast cancer awareness month and today is #NoBraDay, which is an awareness campaign where women are encouraged to go without bras for a day. As we all know, breast cancer is a fatal form of cancer among women and many are not entirely aware that men can also...

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Government condoms – yay or nay?

by: Sheilan Clarke - 9 October 2014

Government condoms – yay or nay?

The reputation of government condoms is debatable. Some say they’re not safe, others don’t mind at all. Live mag SA’S Adam Dibon and Thando Makinana went out to investigate what people think about government condoms. Watch the video below and tell us what you think. Twitter: @Adamdeebo & @Jin24boy

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The happiest 5k on the planet.

by: Neo Mahame - 1 October 2014

The happiest 5k on the planet.

On Heritage Day (also referred to by its lesser known name Braai Day), I attended the first ever Colour Run Johannesburg (the happiest 5K on the planet) inspired by the Hindu color festival. The event was held at Roosevelt High School in Emmarentia. The run kicked off at 10:00 a.m. but the participants arrived an...

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Top fitness tips with Alex McGregor

by: Neo Mahame - 26 September 2014

Top fitness tips with Alex McGregor

Spring is here and summer is hot on its heels. As we pack away the blankets, hot water bottles and heaters and we shed all the layers we became so accustomed to wearing, we all suddenly want to get fit in preparation for summer. During the winter season we drag our feet and put the...

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