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Top Five Fridays: Local Natural Hair Care Brands To Lookout For

by: Mamaili Mamaila - 28 September 2018

Top Five Fridays: Local Natural Hair Care Brands To Lookout For

This week we list the Top Five South African natural hair care brands that you should look out for The second annual Johannesburg Natural Hair Expo took place on Monday, 24 September 2018 at Constitution Hill. The Hair-itage themed gathering of naturalitas, made for a diverse celebration of our African Heritage. “This is not just...

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5 places to visit if you’re tired of the city

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 28 May 2018

5 places to visit if you’re tired of the city

The city can oftentimes get a bit overwhelming, what with all the traffic, the noise and the busyness that’s sure  to give you a headache by the time the day is over. If you work in the city and socialise in the city, you probably need a break from it. So, we decided to compile...

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Noko Malatjie and Lethabo Rapoo are on the hunt for melanin!

by: Khanyani Luhlongwane - 1 December 2017

Noko Malatjie and Lethabo Rapoo are on the hunt for melanin!

It’s a sunny Tuesday afternoon in Braamfontein and I am meeting with Lethabo Rapoo and Noko Malatjie, the founders of Hunt For Melanin, a platform that is celebrating the beauty of being a black woman through profiling, inspiring and giving black women a platform to talk about their stories. They meet me at Father Coffee...

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Meet the 27-year old woman taking on cosmetics giants

by: admin - 4 August 2017

Meet the 27-year old woman taking on cosmetics giants

Being the owner of a lipstick brand happened by mistake for 27-year-old Connie Bhebhe. Trying to run her first business Cobe Fitness was a full-time job, as a result, her appearance was neglected.  “I was in fitness wear and a ponytail all the time, it was sad. I decided I needed to transform.” This is...

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Using tattoos to tell my story

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 13 June 2017

Using tattoos to tell my story

It’s 8 AM on a cold Sunday morning and I’m laying on a tattoo bed in Turffontein for the umpteenth time at my tattoo artist’s house/tattoo parlour. It’s freezing but I’m wearing shorts because this tattoo will be going on my calf. I’m nervous and excited but that’s usually how I feel before the needle...

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Having bad acne made me realise that I don’t need perfect skin to be confident

by: Precious Mishombo - 3 April 2017

Having bad acne made me realise that I don’t need perfect skin to be confident

One minute, I would be crying. The next, a voice in my head would scold me, “What the fuck are you crying for? Snap out of It!” Then I’d wipe the tears off my cheeks, and sit up straight as if nothing had just happened. This would be after another encounter with yet another stranger giving me...

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Twitter calls for a diverse Miss South Africa

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 27 March 2017

Twitter calls for a diverse Miss South Africa

Yesterday, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters got crowned Miss South Africa 2017. Among the congratulatory messages on Twitter, some tweeps were disgruntled about the lack of diversity within the pageant. Some even questioned the importance of beauty pageants in 2017. Below are some tweets that caught our eye. Next year we wanna see afros, cornrows, beads , albinos...

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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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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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Meet the 27-year-old Joburg barber behind your favourite celebs’ fresh haircuts

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 29 July 2016

Meet the 27-year-old Joburg barber behind your favourite celebs’ fresh haircuts

Hip-hop and kwaito tunes boom out of a grey brick building with graffiti-splashed walls and a zinc roof. A red, white and blue barber’s pole outside is a dead giveaway of what lies behind these walls – Legends Barbershop. We’re in Zone 6 in Soweto, where 27-year-old entrepreneur Sheldon Tatchell, has just opened his third...

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