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Calling all girl writers!

by: Live Staff - 16 May 2017

Calling all girl writers!

Are you a young woman aged 14 to 19? Would you love to become a writer and tell the stories and experiences of girls in your community? Girl Effect Mobile (GEM) and Livity Africa are looking for you. We are looking for girl writers who want to use their talent and voices to write stories...

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#Transformation2017: In the media industry, focus on the small wins, for your own sanity

by: Devaksha Vallabhjee - 4 May 2017

#Transformation2017: In the media industry, focus on the small wins, for your own sanity

A year ago, a colleague and I came up with a body-positive content series to run in opposition to all the “summer body” features that women are bombarded with in the months leading up to summer. The content would include fashion and health advice and personal experiences, but mostly positive affirmation in the form of...

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8 programmes to consider if you want to study further but can’t afford university

by: Ziyanda Stuurman - 27 January 2017

8 programmes to consider if you want to study further but can’t afford university

Not everyone who has finished matric can afford to study further. But we’ve got you covered. Below are seven programmes that will help you jumpstart your career. 1. ABSA’s Ready to Work programme This programme’s main aim is to help young people, between 18 and 24, be more employable or start their own businesses. The...

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Being retrenched at 23 with a journalism qualification was a wake up call to up my game

by: Lebohang Morake - 29 November 2016

Being retrenched at 23 with a journalism qualification was a wake up call to up my game

I was 23 years old and at the start of my career when I got retrenched because the first company I ever worked for went bankrupt. Just this week I heard that another magazine, Grazia, also published its last issue. All this got me thinking, am I working for a dying industry? My big wake...

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Apply for Live SA’s digital content creators training programme starting January 2017

by: Live Staff - 24 November 2016

Apply for Live SA’s digital content creators training programme starting January 2017

Training the next generation of digital content creators Cape Town and Johannesburg Only 18- to 25-year-olds can apply Livity Africa is looking for 20 aspirant content creators to join our exciting 11-week training programme on livemag.co.za, based in Joburg and Cape Town. What the programme is about This training programme will upskill young people in...

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Should you work for exposure? This is what the experts say

by: Ntandoyenkosi Dlamini - 17 November 2016

Should you work for exposure? This is what the experts say

I’ve learned that “exposure” is every company’s favourite payment plan, since I started trying to get into the media industry. From writing jobs, to modeling shoots that I have done, I’ve always been told that “exposure” works just as well as money because more people will see my work and hire me for paying jobs. But is...

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“Looking for a job is now your new job” and other annoying things about adulting

by: Geraldine Amoko - 8 November 2016

“Looking for a job is now your new job” and other annoying things about adulting

Student life leads to graduating, which leads to flourishing as a self-sufficient adult right? Not entirely. From job hunting and housing to budgeting, adulting is that regular speed bump on the way to greatness. Here are a few things I’ve learnt from the other side of the graduation ceremony. One does not simply get a one-bedroom flat...

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Sakhumzi Mati on telling township stories and the struggles of black filmmakers

by: Andisiwe Ntoni - 1 November 2016

Sakhumzi Mati on telling township stories and the struggles of black filmmakers

Like most boys who grow up in the township, Sakhumzi Mati spent most of his time playing street soccer. But what he really enjoyed was watching television. “I used to ask myself what is it with this box that makes people watching it not want to be disturbed.” It was here that his love for...

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Sweeping the streets, being a parking attendant, and other unpleasant jobs young people have to do to survive

by: Senate Selebalo - 13 September 2016

Sweeping the streets, being a parking attendant, and other unpleasant jobs young people have to do to survive

A job is a job, we are often told – especially in this tough job era. But what does it really feel like to be a street sweeper, a car guard or cleaner in your 20s, when you have so many dream and goals? We spoke to five young people, who gave us an insight...

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Apply for Live SA’s digital content creators training programme

by: Live Staff - 7 September 2016

Apply for Live SA’s digital content creators training programme

Training the next generation of digital content creators Cape Town and Johannesburg Only 18- to 25-year-olds can apply Livity Africa is looking for 20 aspirant content creators to join our exciting 4-month training programme on livemag.co.za, based in Joburg and Cape Town. What the programme is about This training programme will upskill young people in...

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