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How social media is helping us fight the stigma of mental health

by: Devaksha Vallabhjee - 10 October 2017

How social media is helping us fight the stigma of mental health

At a dinner with some friends a while ago, the topic of depression came up – as it often does these days. He jokingly told us about how, when he lived at home with his grandmother and confessed that he was depressed, she told him to “take a Grandpa and go to bed early.” The...

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21 Questions: We get to know rapper Rouge

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 6 October 2017

21 Questions: We get to know rapper Rouge

Rouge has been putting in the work, and it’s finally starting to pay off. If you don’t know anything about this big-haired rapper, she featured in the smash hit remix of AKA’s Baddest, collaborated on Mbongo Zaka with fellow female rapper Nomuzi Mabena and her latest single Deja Vu hit number 1 on the 5fm...

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Shane Eagle’s career takes flight

by: Cole Ndelu - 4 October 2017

Shane Eagle’s career takes flight

The rapper describes himself as “Revolutionary and a game changer.” Big talk, especially from someone who only has one album. The question is, can he really back it up? It has been about 2 years since his appearance on The Hustle, and a lot has happened. He joined JR’s record label, and then swiftly left....

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Album review: Sizwe is making conscious rap cool again

by: Armand Mukenge - 29 September 2017

Album review: Sizwe is making conscious rap cool again

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsch is arguably one of the hardest working young people at the moment. In between getting a PhD at Oxford University and writing an award-winning book, he also found time to record and release a Hip-hop album. Titled Democracy and Delusion, the album is an extension of his recently released book by the same...

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Thuso Mbedu lands an Emmy nomination

by: Sandile Ngwenya - 28 September 2017

Thuso Mbedu lands an Emmy nomination

While some actors work their whole lives to get an Emmy nomination, it took Thuso Mbedu exactly 3 years and one month. She has been nominated for the Best Performance by an Actress for her role as Winnie on Mzansi Magic’s drama Is’thunzi The 26-year-old actress first appeared on our screens in August 2014 when...

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A novel new event for the music lovers

by: admin - 28 September 2017

A novel new event for the music lovers

If you’re a music lover living in Johannesburg, you’ll know Kitchener’s Carvery Bar – where memories are made and in other cases, lost. But more seriously, it’s one of the few venues in the city that showcases not only the best of the local music scene but international acts too. Andrew Ashong, Nightmares on Wax,...

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4 times inclusivity and representation won this year

by: admin - 22 September 2017

4 times inclusivity and representation won this year

Plus-size, queer, being as dark as Alek Wek; suddenly everything society told us was wrong with us is what is helping us get ahead. Here are 4 reasons why there has never been a better time be yourself. 1. The Thick Leeyonce clapback that was heard around the world Things didn’t turn out as planned...

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Ballin’ on a budget: 5 things you can do in Jozi for under R300

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 22 September 2017

Ballin’ on a budget: 5 things you can do in Jozi for under R300

So you are planning the next date or lining up activities for a squad outing. Your flesh is ready, your spirit is on fire but there’s just one problem: the rand is low. Don’t worry, this is Jo’burg — home of the bargain and land of the good time. 1. SAB World of Beer (R115...

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Take a trip down memory lane with our Heritage Day playlist

by: Cole Ndelu - 20 September 2017

Take a trip down memory lane with our Heritage Day playlist

We’ve put together a playlist that will have your parents and other relatives shouting, “Oh, that’s my jam!” and will have you singing along too. Music that everyone will enjoy and sway to. Listen to the playlist on Deezer Listen to the playlist on iTunes

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DooWap talks DJing and Deals

by: Cole Ndelu - 15 September 2017

DooWap talks DJing and Deals

From her music to her fashion style, everything about Khetsiwe Morgan is complex and eclectic. With her luminous neon braids and the triangle tattoo placed squarely at the center of her face, Khetsiwe who is commonly known as DJ DooWap defies the very concept of ordinary. This is evident with her music which draws inspiration...

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