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These photographers are tackling depression through their work

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 17 August 2016

These photographers are tackling depression through their work

There’s still a stigma attached to mental illness in the black community. Some don’t even recognise it as a sickness – you are usually told you are being weak, especially if you are a man, because you are stereotypically expected to be strong. Three South African artists are using their lenses – stills and video...

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Bonga Ngqobane started Khayelitsha’s first cycling club in his parents’ garage

by: Muneeba Davids - 15 August 2016

Bonga Ngqobane started Khayelitsha’s first cycling club in his parents’ garage

Bonga Ngqobane (25) started the first ever cycling club in Khayelitsha, in 2014, Bonga.Org Cycling Academy. In the past three years, Bonga has managed to get 150 young people to take part in their cycling events. “It’s an accomplishment for me because I get young people to follow their passion and believe their dreams can...

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[Video] Is sex on the first date a big deal?

by: Senate Selebalo - 8 August 2016

[Video] Is sex on the first date a big deal?

Sex on the first date has always been a touchy subject. Some say it taints your image, but others say it could be the beginning of an amazing journey. We asked some people on the streets of Jozi and Cape Town how they felt about this issue. The responses varied from, “it depends on the...

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Public clinics make going on the Pill a pain

by: Xongani Maluleka - 8 April 2016

Public clinics make going on the Pill a pain

For some women getting contraceptives isn’t a train smash. Taking a safety precaution isn’t a 3-hour Mission Impossible task. Just in and out of the pharmacy, without judgement or humiliation from the pharmacist. However, for me, it’s a great deal of time dedicated to preventing pregnancy, being humiliated and feeling demoralised by the nurses at...

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5 things tampon ads want us to believe that aren’t true

by: Abigail Javier - 18 September 2015

5 things tampon ads want us to believe that aren’t true

  If tampon and sanitary pad ads are to be believed, women on their periods are the happiest people on earth. They jump around in white dresses and, strangely, produce a blue liquid instead of blood. After watching countless ads from around the world, I have found five myths that we are going to bust...

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Why these young people aren’t having sex

by: Philela Singama - 31 July 2015

Why these young people aren’t having sex

Young people who choose not to have sex – whether for personal or religious reasons – are either seen as super-human, abnormal or have a superiority complex. We recently met Zama Ngema (22) and Lungisa Gom (24), two young people who have chosen to abstain from sex and we let members of the public ask...

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Understanding government’s plan to give ten-year-olds condoms

by: Kgorula Bitterhout - 15 May 2015

Understanding government’s plan to give ten-year-olds condoms

The Department of Basic Education has recently come under fire for its plans to provide schoolkids with condoms. The plan, which is part of the department’s Draft National Policy on HIV, STI’s and TB, could see children as young as ten receive condoms. This has drawn outrage from the public with children’s support groups criticising the...

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6 scenarios in the life of a smug vegan

by: Jamie Petersen - 27 March 2015

6 scenarios in the life of a smug vegan

  Meat-eaters (the mudbloods of society) get so much hate from vegans. Smug hashtags such as #whatvegansdo, #whatveganseat, #crueltyfree, #vegansdoitbest and #guiltfree do nothing but increase how annoying vegans are. In an interview by V Magazine last year , 20-year-old singer and vegan Ariana Grande had the nerve to say that American non-vegans look like...

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Find out how you can join the Ajax Cape Town football academy

by: Philela Singama - 6 January 2015

Find out how you can join the Ajax Cape Town football academy

Ajax Cape Town soccer club runs a series of talent scoutings for youngsters who would like to give being a professional footballer a shot. We talk to the club’s head of scouting Sergio dos Santos to find out how interested young’ns can get involved, when the scouting happens, what the requirements are and more in...

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Easy workouts to fit in your busy schedule

by: Philela Singama - 30 December 2014

Easy workouts to fit in your busy schedule

As young people, in this day and age, we don’t have that much time on our hands to gym – we are either too busy with work or school. Or stuffing our faces with greasy junk foods. But don`t worry, we at Live SA met up with gym instructors Simamkele Mpongo (22) and Onke Manqola...

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