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Watch dancer’s emotional speech about not being recognised in South Africa

by: Live Staff - 22 May 2017

Watch dancer’s emotional speech about not being recognised in South Africa

Cape Town-based dancer Mamela Nyamza recently spoke at the Live Event Technical & Production Conference, which took place between May 18 and 20 in Johannesburg. She began by playing a clip of the silent protest she and three other dancers, Chuma Sopotela, Buhlebezwe Siwani and Zikhona Jacobs, held at the 52nd Fleur Du Cap Theatre...

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Street Player: Watch Cape Town dancer Darien poppin’ to FYI Chris’s “Repeater”

by: Live Staff - 16 May 2017

Street Player: Watch Cape Town dancer Darien poppin’ to FYI Chris’s “Repeater”

Our latest Street Player video was shot in Cape Town. Underneath Table Mountain, on the Grand Parade, Darien Petersen dances to the new track “Repeater” by South London house music duo, FYI Chris, from their new album Snafubar. RELATED: Street Player: Watch Darien dance to new track by Groove Armada Cassper Nyovest was right, Thuto...

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[Video] “In Ocean View, we are too far away from mental health facilities”

by: Live Staff - 10 May 2017

[Video] “In Ocean View, we are too far away from mental health facilities”

According to community worker Sharon Brink, there is a big mental health problem in Ocean View, Cape Town, owing to the abuse of drugs and alcohol which is prevalent in the area. “And when it comes to the mental health facilities, we are so far,” she says. Johann Kikillus a director of the NGO Soteria...

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#UnequalCity: A month after the Imizamo Yethu fire, residents are still living in temporary homes

by: Onele Liwani - 20 April 2017

#UnequalCity: A month after the Imizamo Yethu fire, residents are still living in temporary homes

One of the worst fires Cape Town has ever seen ravaged through an informal settlement in Imizamo Yethu leaving three people dead about 15 000 people homeless. Nearly a month after the fire, Project Demo visited residents in Mandela Park to find out how they are picking up the pieces of their lives together. Many of...

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Ekasi Project Green is promoting healthy, nutritious food

by: Xoliswa Qoni - 28 March 2017

Ekasi Project Green is promoting healthy, nutritious food

Two years ago while they were unemployed, five friends had an idea that changed their lives and benefited their community. Sizwe Nyuka (26), Abonga Tom (24), Lonwabo Mfenguza (23), Loyiso Hulushe (23) and Bonani Joni (24) decided that it was high time Khayelitsha went green, and launched Ekasi Project Green. It’s an urban farming project...

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#WorldWaterDay: How water shortage in Cape Town is affecting residents in informal settlements

by: Onele Liwani - 22 March 2017

#WorldWaterDay: How water shortage in Cape Town is affecting residents in informal settlements

Dam levels in Cape Town have been desperately low over the past few months with the city enacting water restrictions and fines for people found to be wasting water. For #WorldWaterDay I wanted to see how the water shortages are affecting the most vulnerable people in the city, the poor. I visited two areas, Marikana...

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Four artists protest the lack of transformation at the Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 20 March 2017

Four artists protest the lack of transformation at the Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards

Award shows have become a platform for artists to voice their frustrations about their respective industries. Remember Riky Rick at the Metro FM Awards? Adele at the Grammys, and and and? Four Cape Town-based artists Mamela Nyamza, Chuma Sopotela, Buhlebezwe Siwani and Zikhona Jacobs joined the list of those artists during last night’s 52nd Fleur...

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Meet the young woman lobbying for a second police station in SA’s murder capital, Nyanga

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 14 March 2017

Meet the young woman lobbying for a second police station in SA’s murder capital, Nyanga

“I’m not an activist,” says the soft-spoken Nelisa Ngqulana, as she sits on the couch of her living room in Fish Hoek. “I think of it as, if there’s an issue, I respond as an active citizen.” She may not consider herself an activist but her petition for a second police station in South Africa’s...

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Cape Town activist on how young people can hold the government accountable on the issue of sanitation

by: Ziyanda Stuurman - 9 March 2017

Cape Town activist on how young people can hold the government accountable on the issue of sanitation

Wiseman Mpepo is a young activist from Monwabisi Park in Khayelitsha. He works with the Social Justice Coalition to keep the City of Cape Town accountable. In this video, he explains to us why the issue of access to proper sanitation is so important to him and his community. RELATED: Young photographer’s hard-hitting exposé on Cape...

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Up-and-coming author reads an eloquent excerpt from his upcoming book

by: Live Staff - 9 March 2017

Up-and-coming author reads an eloquent excerpt from his upcoming book

Rofhiwa Maneta, a writer based in Cape Town is releasing his self-published book at the end of the month. The book will be called Metanoia, and is a collection of short stories Rofhiwa, who’s originally from Jozi, wrote since moving to Cape Town in 2014. “Initially the book was meant to be a sacrilegious bible...

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