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Fashion at varsity got you like meh? #MRP has got just the right thing for you

by: Tshepo Mosokotso - 1 February 2016

Fashion at varsity got you like meh? #MRP has got just the right thing for you

Ladies, be ready to set the fashion agenda when varsity re-opens for the new year. Whether you’re a first-year fresher or going back to finish off your qualification, it’s about to get real. What better way to start your academic year by looking cute and stylish? Well, let me tell you something … MRP has...

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Between the war and a hard place: how young foreigners make a new life in Jo’burg

by: Abigail Javier - 11 December 2015

Between the war and a hard place: how young foreigners make a new life in Jo’burg

To some foreigners from around the continent, South Africa is what America is to many: the land of opportunities. According to the 2011 census, about 2.2 million foreigners are living here and 71% of them come from other African countries. These are some of their stories on what it’s like being young in a foreign country....

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Masiphumelele residents try to put their lives back together after a devastating fire

by: Storm Wright - 3 December 2015

Masiphumelele residents try to put their lives back together after a devastating fire

Two people died and over 4000 residents were left homeless when about 1000 homes were destroyed when a fire ravaged through the area over the weekend, reported EWN yesterday. Live SA visited the resident recently as they tried to put their lives back together.   All images: Storm Wright  

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Cosplay – the international costume scene you’ve probably never heard of, until now

by: Abigail Javier - 12 November 2015

Cosplay – the international costume scene you’ve probably never heard of, until now

Wearing a ninja outfit and dragon-eyed contact lenses while carrying a prop sword on the street might get people staring and thinking you’re deranged. But not if you are at a cosplay convention, like rAge Expo 2015, South Africa’s annual gaming and technology exhibition, which recently took place in Johannesburg. rAge Expo is one of the...

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The story behind this trending #FeesMustFall picture: Human shield surrounds praying Muslims

by: Abigail Javier - 5 November 2015

The story behind this trending #FeesMustFall picture: Human shield surrounds praying Muslims

It was midday, on a hot Pretoria afternoon. The protest at the Union Buildings had been on for hours and the students did not look like they would stop anytime soon. Police were throwing stun grenades over the fence and students were running up and down in response, some even shouting “happy New Year” at...

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In photos: A day in the life of two homeless hustlers

by: Kyle Kheswa - 14 October 2015

In photos: A day in the life of two homeless hustlers

It was an abnormally cold spring day in Braamfontein, Jo’burg. Not many stepped outside without layers of clothing. Outside a corner shop on De Korte Street stood Tshepo and Mpho, busy with their daily hustle of asking people for money.  Few stopped. I was intrigued. I wanted to find out more about these two young...

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Young photographer’s hard-hitting exposé on Cape Town’s toilet shame wins award

by: Andrea Chothia - 24 August 2015

Young photographer’s hard-hitting exposé on Cape Town’s toilet shame wins award

Ex-Live SA photographer, Masixole Feni recently won the Ernest Cole Photographic Award for his series of photographs documenting the lack of proper sanitation in Cape Town’s townships. Masixole started the project, called A Drain on our Dignity, around 2002 while working as a stand-in photographer for Independent Newspapers. He carried on with the project and...

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Vodacom Durban July in pictures

by: Lucky Mthabela - 13 July 2015

Vodacom Durban July in pictures

The 5th of July, marked the return of the extravagant Vodacom Durban July at the Greyville race course. Hats, dresses and suits were the order of the day the day as couples arrived decked to the nines in this years theme “Captain of the ship”. Even though others didn’t really follow the dress code best believe they...

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10 young Cape Town entrepreneurs showing their #BossFace

by: Bulumko Gana - 26 June 2015

10 young Cape Town entrepreneurs showing their #BossFace

Every Monday, my news feed is always trending with hashtags such as #WorkMode, #Baws, #WinnersLoveMondays, and my favorite one, #BossFace. This hashtag inspired me to take pictures of people who are young and successful, and I asked them to show me their “Boss Face” and share what makes them bosses.   Zakhele Mbhele (30) and Zayne...

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Kasi Instawalk, the township through the eyes of its residents

by: Bulumko Gana - 22 May 2015

Kasi Instawalk, the township through the eyes of its residents

The township is still looked at by outsiders as a hell-hole where the most sinister of crimes take place. Yes, people struggle in the hood and most young people want to move out of there, which is understandable but through all the negativity the media touts, black people still have a great time in the...

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