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[Video] Christmas stereotypes many black people can relate to

by: Aseza Pupuma - 20 December 2016

[Video] Christmas stereotypes many black people can relate to

Most black people will know; Christmas means Choice Assorted and jelly and custard. In the video below, two of our contributors reminisce about the times their parents attempted to give them the Christmas they see in the movies. “My mom tried to make it seem like there was snow in the house and she used...

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3 key items you need in your closet this summer

by: Abigail Zikhali - 14 December 2016

3 key items you need in your closet this summer

Nomvelo Chalumbira, the co-founder and editor of the award-winning youth culture blog Melenial, took us through three of the must-have items for this season. Live SA writer, Ntandoyenkosi Dlamini modeles some of the looks for us. The new age bomber jacket “The new age bomber jacket allows you to diversify your fashion style to suite...

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Things they forgot to teach us about natural hair

by: Lufuno Ramadwa - 7 December 2016

Things they forgot to teach us about natural hair

Naturalistas have found modern ways to keep their afros growing, and are sharing their secrets with with the world, so everybody can flourish. As much as these naturalistas have taught me, there are a few things they have not really considered. So I asked a few ladies with afros to help with some kinks and coils...

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“I want to hoe a bit” and other reasons for being single

by: Geraldine Amoko - 1 December 2016

“I want to hoe a bit” and other reasons for being single

Not everyone wants to be in a relationship. Some people just want to spend their 20s doing other things, whether it be focusing on their careers, hoeing around or exploring their sexuality. Here are a few peeps on why they choose to be single: “I want to hoe a bit” “I don’t want to commit....

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If you witnessed and survived these 10 things in 2016 then surely you will thrive in 2017

by: Aseza Pupuma - 29 November 2016

If you witnessed and survived these 10 things in 2016 then surely you will thrive in 2017

From The Prophet of Doom, to #FeesMustFall, to the blesser fever, and everything in between, 2016 has been a difficult year to make sense of. Let’s help you understand why you went through the most this year, and what every moment was preparing you for. Blesser fever First on the list is the blesser/blessee fever. Almost...

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This designer is sharing Cape Flats memories through jewellery

by: Mandy Alexander - 24 November 2016

This designer is sharing Cape Flats memories through jewellery

Stacy Beukes (29) is a Cape Town-based jewellery designer, whose jewellery gives life to stories from her neighbourhood in the Cape Flats. Her jewellery creates a visual nostalgia of life in coloured communities like Grassy Park. After Stacy finished her degree in jewellery design, all she wanted to do was empower others in her community...

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3 dope outfits for under R150: This is how

by: Misa Narrates - 9 November 2016

3 dope outfits for under R150: This is how

Thrifting, when done right, is the easiest way to update your look this summer. Not convinced? Don’t take our word for it. We went shopping with one of Cape Town’s most stylish thrifters, Nozuko Poni, and she gave us the low-down on how to put together a hot look for less than  R150. Video, shot...

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8 things Americans must know before relocating to South Africa

by: Live Staff - 9 November 2016

8 things Americans must know before relocating to South Africa

Donald Trump is the new president of the United States and some Americans are looking for the quickest way out of there. Just today, the Canadian immigration website crashed due to the high volume. Before they start looking down south and crashing our own home affairs website, here are a few things to consider before...

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“Looking for a job is now your new job” and other annoying things about adulting

by: Geraldine Amoko - 8 November 2016

“Looking for a job is now your new job” and other annoying things about adulting

Student life leads to graduating, which leads to flourishing as a self-sufficient adult right? Not entirely. From job hunting and housing to budgeting, adulting is that regular speed bump on the way to greatness. Here are a few things I’ve learnt from the other side of the graduation ceremony. One does not simply get a one-bedroom flat...

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5 must-see African films at the Joburg Film Festival

by: Lebohang Ntoele - 26 October 2016

5 must-see African films at the Joburg Film Festival

The Joburg Film Festival starts this Friday and will be on until November 5. Up to 60 films will be screened at 20 different venues across Jozi and Soweto, so it’s also a great way for you to see the city. Here are 5 films from across the continent that you should definitely check out:...

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