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5 offensive things straight people say to me just because I date women

by: Tina Redman - 12 October 2016

5 offensive things straight people say to me just because I date women

Sometimes straight people, even well-meaning ones, say the most offensive things to me without even realising it. These are the five most annoying. “So you are one of the boys” So, one day a group of guys tried to hit on my girlfriend. She rejected them by pointing my way indicating she was with me....

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Team Mark Fish wins Vodacom NXT LVL

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 10 October 2016

Team Mark Fish wins Vodacom NXT LVL

Vodacom NXT LVL ran an online scout campaign that encouraged girls and boys between the ages of 14 and 16 to record themselves completing a set of soccer drills and upload the video to their website. Over a thousand videos were submitted and the top 100 spent a week at the Vodacom NXT LVL Boot...

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Sneakers as clean as the day you took them out of the box

by: Live Events - 5 October 2016

Sneakers as clean as the day you took them out of the box

Ever wondered how some people keep their sneakers squeaky clean? We all know how challenging it is to keep your new white kicks looking spotless and all-brand new. Grunge is dead and took that worn, slightly grimey along with it so dirty sneaks are a no-no. For those of you who naively wore your crisp...

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Varsity TV’s Pat Mahlangu gives his 5 tips for running a successful media company

by: Mbulelo Roto - 27 September 2016

Varsity TV’s Pat Mahlangu gives his 5 tips for running a successful media company

  The One Young World Summit, a global forum for young leaders, kicks off this week and 25-year-old Pat Mahlangu will be one of the delegates. The 25-year-old, who is in Canada this week to attend the summit, started his own media company called Varsity TV. It is the only campus-based digital media platform that...

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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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Recap: South African Fashion Week AW 17, opening night

by: Tshepo Mosokotso - 21 September 2016

Recap: South African Fashion Week AW 17, opening night

The guests were requested to wear only black but of course, there were few of those fashionistas who did not adhere to the theme … perhaps people like The Times’ Khomotso Moloto and Ntombenhle Shezi to stylist Mahlatse James and photographer Trevor Stuurman are born to always go against the grain. That attitude reared it...

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SA Fashion Week spills the beans on their newest collaborator

by: Tshepo Mosokotso - 20 September 2016

SA Fashion Week spills the beans on their newest collaborator

South African Fashion Week AW 17 (SAFW) kicks off today and runs until September 24 at The Park, Hyde Park Corner. With more than 50 local designers showcasing the latest trends, SA Fashion Week is widely considered one of the prestigious fashion event in the continent’s fashion calendar. This season, SAFW teams  up with Cafféluxe,...

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A participant in Zanele Muholi’s portrait series chats to us about the importance of the project

by: Tshepo Mosokotso - 20 September 2016

A participant in Zanele Muholi’s portrait series chats to us about the importance of the project

There was a recent opening of the Faces and Phases exhibition at Stevenson’s gallery in Braamfontein, which features black and white portraits of black lesbian women, mostly from South African townships. Muholi said this is a lifetime project for her, “Faces and Phases is a lifetime project. Those with more portraits on the show are...

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Joburg fashionistas tell us what they’re most looking forward to this spring

by: Koketso Masuluke - 16 September 2016

Joburg fashionistas tell us what they’re most looking forward to this spring

Spring is here, and the young Joburg fashionistas are hitting the street of Braamfontein in numbers. We went out to snap some of them in this season’s returning trends, like crop tops, high-waist shorts … fresh hair colours and styles. We also found about what they’re most looking forward to this season. Tarryn Alberts (26), Lebo...

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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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