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The Fight against FGM continues

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 13 August 2018

The Fight against FGM continues

On International Youth Day, 12 August 2018, thousands of individuals, groups and organisations have shared pledges to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on social media, in the hopes of shattering the silence that surrounds the practice.   The campaign organised by The Girl Generation (TGG), has been gaining momentum since its launch on 23 July...

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The Fight to end Genital Mutilation

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 23 July 2018

The Fight to end Genital Mutilation

The Girl Generation (TGG), the largest ever African-led initiative are working towards ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).The organisation has mobilised influencers and many young activists in order to launch their campaign to bring awareness to the cause, bring social change and challenge the deep-rooted beliefs that allow the practice of FGM to continue FGM refers to...

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Digital Hustles: Reimagining digital Africa through language

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 26 August 2016

Digital Hustles: Reimagining digital Africa through language

Language is an extremely important aspect of storytelling. But language is not limited to spoken or written word. Language can broken up into symbols which carry different meanings. On Wednesday night, British Councils’s Connect ZA in partnership with Livity Africa brought together residents of this year’s Fak’ugesi Digital Innovation Festival at the Tshimologong Precinct, invited...

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7 African rappers you should stop sleeping on

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 15 October 2015

7 African rappers you should stop sleeping on

Thanks to the internet we no longer have to wait for Channel O and MTV-Base to tell us what’s hot in the African music scene. Yes, the two channels have introduced us to many African artists but there are lot of dope hip hop artists that aren’t making rounds on these channels. We’re well acquainted...

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What young people think about Pan-Africanism

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 5 June 2015

What young people think about Pan-Africanism

“Who will keep peace in Africa now that colonialists have left?” This was the question that generated the most debate during the morning session of the Africa Day celebrations in parliament this past week. It was a question posed by the Executive Director for the Centre of Conflict Resolution Dr. Adekeye Adebajo during his impassioned...

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VIP Debate Club Review: So Am I Xenophobic?

by: Fatima Mathivha - 3 June 2015

VIP Debate Club Review: So Am I Xenophobic?

When we arrive at the Bannister Hotel in Braamfontein for the VIP Debate Club there’s already a buzz in the air. The turnout is impressive and we struggle to find a seat. It’s a little surprising. Not only are we all here to discuss the very sensitive subject of xenophobia, we’re also all here, after...

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Africa Rising: Myth or Future Reality?

by: Tshegofatso Mphahlele - 26 May 2015

Africa Rising: Myth or Future Reality?

Africa Day 2015. Not a very good time to be celebrating African unity. The recent xenophobic attacks make it very difficult to envision what the founding fathers of the Organisation of African Unity had in mind on that Saturday morning in 1963. Is Africa really as united as we want it to be? On this...

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Storytelling night… Imbawula 2.0

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 26 February 2015

Storytelling night… Imbawula 2.0

  Storytelling is among the oldest forms of communication. Storytelling is the commonality of all human beings, in all places, in all times.— Rives Collins Random Window and Quarphix Foundaion bring you this year’s first Imbawula session at Bean Republic in Illovo. The aim of the event is to preserve the ancient art of storytelling while...

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First VIP Debate Club Kicks Off

by: Tshepang Tlhapane - 1 October 2014

First VIP Debate Club Kicks Off

It is finally here! The very first VIP Debate Club session finally kicked off yesterday at the Bannister Hotel in Braamfontein. The debate was facilitated by VIP’s very own, Lee Molefi. Panashe Chigumadzi, the founder and editor of fast-emerging digital platform Vanguard Magazine, was our guest speaker. Vanguard is a magazine for the young, code-switching...

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British Council Connect ZA Creative Futures Open Events

by: Live Events - 2 September 2014

British Council Connect ZA Creative Futures Open Events

A gathering of creatives from the UK, ZA and the rest of Africa in the heart of Johustleburg Brought to you by the British Council Connect ZA in association with Live SA Part of the Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Festival Wednesday 10 – Friday 12 September 2014 Braamfontein, Johannesburg www.creativefuturesza.com  #creativefutures @Connect_ZA Register for our free...

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