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Meet the students that are feeding Braamfontein’s homeless

by: Khanyani Luhlongwane - 3 October 2017

Meet the students that are feeding Braamfontein’s homeless

Lazy, self-centered and selfish, are just some of the words that have been used to describe millennials. Soup Kitchen, a Braamfontein-based feeding scheme for the homeless, started by a group of students is disproving negative perceptions of the Generation Y. Every Tuesday evening from 5:30pm to 7pm, Moolisa Tlali and his team walk from Constitutional...

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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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What working in Braamfontein taught me about being comfortable in my own skin

by: Courtney Rehman - 5 December 2016

What working in Braamfontein taught me about being comfortable in my own skin

By the end of my first week, all the rules about what is acceptable at work had been broken. I’d already seen a guy at a coffee shop with purple hair, my male colleague was rocking high heels better than most women I know and another girl at the office had her arm covered up in...

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A participant in Zanele Muholi’s portrait series chats to us about the importance of the project

by: Tshepo Mosokotso - 20 September 2016

A participant in Zanele Muholi’s portrait series chats to us about the importance of the project

There was a recent opening of the Faces and Phases exhibition at Stevenson’s gallery in Braamfontein, which features black and white portraits of black lesbian women, mostly from South African townships. Muholi said this is a lifetime project for her, “Faces and Phases is a lifetime project. Those with more portraits on the show are...

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Joburg fashionistas tell us what they’re most looking forward to this spring

by: Koketso Masuluke - 16 September 2016

Joburg fashionistas tell us what they’re most looking forward to this spring

Spring is here, and the young Joburg fashionistas are hitting the street of Braamfontein in numbers. We went out to snap some of them in this season’s returning trends, like crop tops, high-waist shorts … fresh hair colours and styles. We also found about what they’re most looking forward to this season. Tarryn Alberts (26), Lebo...

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Here’s what to look forward to at the Fak’ugesi Digital Innovation Festival

by: Live Events - 18 August 2016

Here’s what to look forward to at the Fak’ugesi Digital Innovation Festival

British Council’s ConnectZA have partnered up with Fak’ugesi again this year to welcome a diverse range of artists, designers, makers, tech gurus and thinkers from SA and the UK, to bring you an amazing programme including digital master classes, live debates, virtual reality performances and dynamic immersive video installations at the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation...

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Register to attend the Maker Library workshops at Fak’ugesi Digital Innovation Festival

by: Live Events - 18 August 2016

Register to attend the Maker Library workshops at Fak’ugesi Digital Innovation Festival

As part of the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival, running from 19 August to 3 September, the Maker Library Network will offer a range of free activities and workshops for you to come and learn a new skill. You can pop in to explore projects, new technologies and share ideas with some of the country’s...

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The #2X Story: VIP

by: Lee Molefi - 26 April 2016

The #2X Story: VIP

The “#” has become a powerful symbol that has gone far beyond just tracking Twitter trends. It has given young people an alternative way to take part in politics and make an impact. Through online activism, they have found a way to shift agendas, and forced themselves into national discourse, in addition to claiming their space...

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Register for CREATIVE HUSTLES: Body Language, Your Art, Your Process.

by: Live Events - 10 March 2016

Register for CREATIVE HUSTLES: Body Language, Your Art, Your Process.

Date: 18 March 2016 Location: Livity Africa, 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein Time: 17:30pm – 20:00pm Registration: Fill out the form below #CreativeHustles is a series of free events for young people, aged 18 to 35 years, to engage with established creative industry professionals and arts practitioners. Your Art, Your Process, is the theme for this...

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A graffiti walk through Braamfontein and Newtown

by: Kyle Kheswa - 5 February 2016

A graffiti walk through Braamfontein and Newtown

Live SA photographer and avid skater, Kyle Kheswa, gets around Braamfontein either on his four wheels or on foot, which has allowed him to photograph some of Braamfontein and Newtown’s vibrant murals. Here is what his camera and his mind have captured. Kyle says, “All the billboards, flyers and pamphlets create so much visual pollution, making the city feel like...

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