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Skyf Pain: Documenting The Johannesburg Tattoo Scene

by: Mamaili Mamaila - 23 October 2018

Skyf Pain: Documenting The Johannesburg Tattoo Scene

Take It To Valhalla Films Gets Lost In The Pain Over the last few years, YouTube has been one of the platforms that has seen the rise in people managing to turn their side hustles into their main hustles. It has also opened up the wave of opportunity for those who choose to cross over...

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Has South African Hip Hop overdosed on Nostalgia?

by: Precious Ngwenya - 17 October 2018

Has South African Hip Hop overdosed on Nostalgia?

When an ode is getting a bit old We can agree that nostalgia gave us some of the best hip hop songs in South Africa. When KO said ‘ Mina uk’jaiva ngak’qala ngingaka’ we felt that; maybe because we were hearing it for the second time. Was it really KO or were we just homesick...

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A few words with Zana Masombuka, the Ndebele Superhero

by: Livhuwani Mukhondo - 15 October 2018

A few words with Zana Masombuka, the Ndebele Superhero

This creative director uses science fiction to co-create with the universe Inspired by her small town rural upbringing at KwaNdebele, Siyabuswa, Zana Masombuka is creating artwork that speaks to Africa’s active role in globalisation.Through her work, this 23-year-old freelance creative director is interested in how African artists aim to pioneer the stories being written about...

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Top Five Fridays: Tips to stay healthy this Spring

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 12 October 2018

Top Five Fridays: Tips to stay healthy this Spring

Struggling to stay healthy, don’t worry we got you They say summer bodies are made in winter but we know that that is not quite true and a bit fatphobic if you ask us. The aim of the game is to stay healthy and that is not always easy. And while we are not experts...

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Undressing the politics of nudity

by: Moroetsana Serame - 12 October 2018

Undressing the politics of nudity

Exploring nudity as a form of activism and art with Bella Makhubo. During traditional ceremonies nudity is acceptable but when womyn start to exercise this same agency over their bodies in their daily lives it becomes controversial. A prime example is the public outrage at Zodwa Wabantu’s nudity yet when nudity is placed in the...

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Nandos is spicing up the South African art scene

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 11 October 2018

Nandos is spicing up the South African art scene

Nandos is opening up the industry one artwork at a time Nandos opened up their doors to the media and a select group of influencers in the last week of September  to unveil their new tricked out head office at Central Kitchen in Berea. The space is a celebration of South African art and design....

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Are the Feather Awards and Pride still relevant to queer culture?

by: Moroetsana Serame - 11 October 2018

Are the Feather Awards and Pride still relevant to queer culture?

Queers of a feather, Pride together The past few weeks have been interesting for Queer-hannesburg. They marked the announcement of the nominees of the 10th annual Feather Awards and Soweto Pride which hosted a three-day celebration for the first time this year. Amidst all these festivities important conversations should be had about the impact of...

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Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng: “I think it is important to never forget why you started doing the work that you do.”

by: Mamaili Mamaila - 10 October 2018

Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng: “I think it is important to never forget why you started doing the work that you do.”

Sexual And Reproductive Justice, Thrills With Dr. T And More! America has had a pivotal period in politics over the last few weeks. Brett Kavanaugh rose to the highest court in the land as he was confirmed as a US Supreme Court Justice by the US Senate this past weekend. On the other hand, Dr....

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Book Review: Intruders by Mohale Mashigo

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 9 October 2018

Book Review: Intruders by Mohale Mashigo

Reimagining Afrofuturism in South Africa “It’s beautiful from up here, the cruel city and all the people walking its streets at night. Why did I never look up at these beautiful old rotting buildings? I was so busy counting my steps and craving invisibility. The wings are strong although I almost fell to my death...

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Getting close and personal with Gigi Lamayne

by: Tshituku Ndadza - 8 October 2018

Getting close and personal with Gigi Lamayne

Get to know a different side to the hip-hop artist It is a chilled day in the office and I am looking forward to an interview with Gigi Lamayne. After a few hours of waiting, she finally arrives with her road manager. She is dressed in a black and red t-shirt dress with red shades....

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