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Video: Young Women in Digital Democracy workshop

by: admin - 8 August 2017

Video:  Young Women in Digital Democracy workshop

Livity Africa and Project Demo brought together 16 young women from all over Johannesburg recently to hold a workshop on social, political and feminist activism. The aim of the workshop was to connect the young women for future partnerships and collaborations. The workshop sessions included a broad range of topics including, “Mapping our understanding of...

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Watch a short film tackling transphobia in the woke community

by: Onele Liwani - 8 March 2017

Watch a short film tackling transphobia in the woke community

We’ve all had those nights, you know the ones, where all the drinking and dancing ends up with you and your friends passed out in the living room. This familiar scene is how this episode of web-series, The Foxy Five opens. The Foxy Five is created, directed and written by Jabu Nadia Newman who is...

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Black girl magic: Buhle Ngaba pens a powerful children’s book for black girls

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 24 March 2016

Black girl magic: Buhle Ngaba pens a powerful children’s book for black girls

Buhle Ngaba (25) is a natural storyteller. “I’ve always been interested in performing and telling stories,” says the Cape Town-based actress. “But I’ve always been disheartened by the fact that none of the stories I read growing up had characters that looked or spoke like me. They didn’t reflect my day-to-day reality.” Buhle has recently...

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Rebel songstress Elo on music, fashion and being compared to Nicki Minaj

by: Kamaria Balkisson - 11 March 2016

Rebel songstress Elo on music, fashion and being compared to Nicki Minaj

Watching her provocative video for her latest single “Be it” didn’t prepare me for meeting the petite songstress, Elo. The pink-afroed artist from Tshepang Ramoba’s (of Blk Jks fame) Post Post Music stable, has a mystical sound that blends kwaito, house, RnB, jazz and electronic music. A born rebel, Elo (whose real name is Lerato...

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4 online movements celebrating #BlackGirlMagic

by: Kamaria Balkisson - 1 March 2016

4 online movements celebrating #BlackGirlMagic

The internet has become a hotbed for social activism. Whether, it’s video series about sexuality or blogs about  how to take care of black hair, there are plenty of blogs and online campaigns currently serving up #BlackGirlMagic. Below are a few that we’re loving right now. Feminist Stokvel If you were at the #ForBlackGirlsOnly event...

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5 Twitter factions that will keep your timeline lit for days

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 12 February 2016

5 Twitter factions that will keep your timeline lit for days

Twitter is a world of it’s own; filled with people who make logging onto the network an experience. Here are five types of people who make Twitter entertaining for me. Fuckboy Twitter The world is full of fuckboys and Twitter’s no different. Fuckboy Twitter is made up of dudes who call women “cakes”, “betties” and...

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2015 was about things that #MustFall, here are a few things that #MustRise in 2016

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 7 January 2016

2015 was about things that #MustFall, here are a few things that #MustRise in 2016

From #RhodesMustFall to #FeesMustFall and all the way to #ZumaMustFall, 2015 was the year for falling; but as we enter the new year, Lethabo Afrika Bogatsu has a list of a couple of things that need to rise this year. Young people should exercise their power more #FeesMustFall showed us last year how powerful young...

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Love in the time of feminism

by: Shingai Darangwa - 9 October 2015

Love in the time of feminism

  Young women are more vocal than ever about wanting equality in their relationships. Why? Because feminism. But what does this mean for us young straight men – spawns of patriarchy. Here, I explore how dating and marrying in the time of feminism plays out to help us men get over our patriarchal privilege. The...

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VIP Debate club : The A-Gender

by: Tshepang Tlhapane - 27 November 2014

VIP Debate club : The A-Gender

The third and and final VIP Debate Club event for 2014 took place at the usual spot: the Bannister Hotel in Braamfontein this past Tuesday. Although this may be our last for the year, don’t despair, we are back again bigger and better next year. The turnout – like in past Debate Club sessions –...

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Nova Masango: Discussion on Chivalry with Lee, Sane and I

by: Guest - 9 September 2014

Nova Masango: Discussion on Chivalry with Lee, Sane and I

By: Lebohang “Nova” Masango Originally published: novaherself.tumblr.com This is a podcast of Lee, Sane and I discussing chivalry. I was invited because I am passionate about social sciences, I am a feminist and I do find the term and therefore, the social performance of chivalry to be problematic. I believe in engagement that aims to bring...

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