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What #MTVShugaDS taught Braam youth

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 28 June 2017

What #MTVShugaDS taught Braam youth

#MTVShugaDS season five has come to an end and after 12 exciting episodes which showcase the lives of a group of high school students and the woes they experience growing up in a fictional township called Zenzele. The show addresses varying topics such as teenage pregnancy, abortions, blessers, sexual assault, stealthing and other subjects which young...

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Dope lyrical references by South African rappers

by: Mayuyuka Kaunda - 23 June 2017

Dope lyrical references by South African rappers

Rappers often throw in some seemingly innocuous lines mid-verse, that let us know what they’re listening to currently, or what they were influenced by growing up. These lyrical references shed light on who some of rappers own favourites are.  It’s a dream to catch these lines and serves as a little gift for the discerning...

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Twitter Goes Off At Babes Wodumo’s Visa Woes

by: Lerato Motsiri - 23 June 2017

Twitter Goes Off At Babes Wodumo’s Visa Woes

Babes Wodumo had her fans in a frenzy on Thursday following rumours that she would not be making her way to the United States because she didn’t apply for her visa in time. While it seems Wodumo and her management have dismissed the rumours, insisting that she will be going abroad, her Twitter followers did...

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JR’s Feel Good Live Sessions takes the stage online

by: Mayuyuka Kaunda - 22 June 2017

JR’s Feel Good Live Sessions takes the stage online

The best place to really enjoy South African music is undoubtedly online now. The move by musicians to online platforms is becoming an unstoppable trend on the local music and the latest proof  is the Feel Good Live Sessions. This initiative was started by multi-faceted musician JR Bogopa, who’s already invited Kly, Shekhinah, Reason, Kwesta...

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#BashaUhuru Freedom Fest: a must-attend for creatives

by: Tshepo Mosokotso - 16 June 2017

#BashaUhuru Freedom Fest: a must-attend for creatives

The Basha Uhuru Freedom Fest, which takes place from 21 – 25 June, is going to be jammed packed with expression of artistic wealth among the youth of Mzansi. It is a must-attend event for creatives across all artistic disciplines. Make sure you attend or you will miss out on nice things. In its 5th...

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5 Young South Africans owning the cultural space

by: Mayuyuka Kaunda - 15 June 2017

5 Young South Africans owning the cultural space

We’ve come across a range of young people throughout the year who’ve entertained and educated us in equal measure. We highlight five shining stars of the South African cultural sector. Celebrating their contributions from vlogging to fashion with Youth Day upon us, here’s why you should get to know them. THATO MAHAPA – lifestyle blogger (Bearded...

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We’re here for Nasty C riding over afrobeat

by: Mayuyuka Kaunda - 14 June 2017

We’re here for Nasty C riding over afrobeat

Nasty C is set to spread his wings with a feature on internationally-renowned trio Major Lazer’s brand new track titled Particula. It seems the rapper brings out his best when rocking over afrobeat rhythms. It’s an exciting move for the young rapper and also sees him expand his sound by venturing into afrobeat territory on...

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(Video) “Mental illness doesn’t have a colour, it doesn’t have a face.”

by: Sheilan Clarke - 14 June 2017

(Video) “Mental illness doesn’t have a colour, it doesn’t have a face.”

Mental health needs to be de-stigmatised. Last week we introduced you to Thabiso Mailula who spoke about his work as Senior Psychological Facilitator at the Talisman Foundation. (You can watch the video here.) As part of us exploring this often taboo subject, we spoke to Tasneem Motara. She’s an up-and-coming young politician and Member of the National Council...

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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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Thoughts on the streets about blesser culture

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 12 June 2017

Thoughts on the streets about blesser culture

We went out on the Braamfontein streets to ask the youth what they thought about “blesser culture” in South Africa and if young girls really knew what they were getting themselves into by seeking out a blesser. The consensus was that young women feel pressured by social media to live and portray a certain kind...

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