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Why motswako is the biggest South African hip hop movement

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 30 October 2018

Why motswako is the biggest South African hip hop movement

About three weeks ago (November 7), motswako rapper Cassper Nyovest announced that his debut album Tsholofelo had gone gold (20 000 copies sold) after just three months on the market. The rapper, who first appeared on HHP songs “Wamo Tseba Mtho?” (2009) and “Padapa” (2012), has seen a rapid rise.  He is the latest star...

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The Fashion Month Edition: Five Reasons We Love Red Mos

by: Mamaili Mamaila - 30 October 2018

The Fashion Month Edition: Five Reasons We Love Red Mos

Red Mos Is Mzansi’s Millennial Fashion Fundi We can all agree that social media has brought us way closer to the fashion industry which, at one point, seemed quite far-fetched and overtly exclusive. Of the many new age fashion media creatives, the emergence of fashion content producer, Tshego “Red Mos” Mosiane has managed to pull...

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HHP made every song better

by: Tshepiso Sibeko - 30 October 2018

HHP made every song better

A nostalgic look at HHP’s most memorable collaborations There are a few musicians who have managed to change people’s lives with their craft. Only a dime a dozen have managed to change the game and pave the way for an entire genre. HHP is one of those people. As he would say, “what would summer...

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Top Five Fridays: Restaurants to get a meal for under R100

by: Livhuwani Mukhondo - 26 October 2018

Top Five Fridays: Restaurants to get a meal for under R100

Spoil yourself without breaking the bank This is goes out to all the foodies and everyone who is looking for a good night out. In this economy it has become a bit expensive to go out and eat when you don’t have the low-down on the cheap places. Well, worry no more- we are the...

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Puma is trying to open up the industry for everyone

by: Tshepiso Sibeko - 25 October 2018

Puma is trying to open up the industry for everyone

Say hello to the Puma Select Sessions Maintaining a successful brand for generations is not the easiest of tasks. Creating an authentic connection with your customers requires skill and the ability to think outside the box. That is why Puma have created a series called Puma Select Sessions These are info sharing events where experts...

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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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