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Dear Joburg, where is the “arts” in the Newtown Arts Precinct?

by: Qhakaza Mthembu - 15 December 2016

Dear Joburg, where is the “arts” in the Newtown Arts Precinct?

Three days ago, the renowned Joburg performance venue, Bassline, was announced to be closing down. Qhakaza Mthembu, who is one of the founders of the poetry movement Word N Sound is not that perturbed, as she feels the Newtown Arts Precinct (where Bassline is) doesn’t care that much about the arts. Ten years ago you...

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How horse riding built this Soweto rider’s confidence

by: Mbali Kgame - 28 October 2016

How horse riding built this Soweto rider’s confidence

In Soweto, you’re more likely to see horses used as transport than for sport. But this is slowly changing. At the Enos Mafokate Equestrian School, for example, you can find young people like 20-year-old Hlobisile Mashaba riding for fun. The school’s founder and coach, Enos Mafokate, father to kwaito legend Arthur Mafokate, became the first black horse rider...

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#JoSkatersBurg follows three young skaters as they navigate life and the streets of Jozi

by: Mbali Kgame - 5 July 2016

#JoSkatersBurg follows three young skaters as they navigate life and the streets of Jozi

In this mini-documentary, Livemag trainees followed three skaters around Joburg to find out about what they love about skating in the city and some of their challenges. They give us a glimpse into their lives as we follow them through the streets of the city they love.

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Fake Creatives #StopTheNonsense

by: Thapelo Mosiuoa - 17 July 2015

Fake Creatives #StopTheNonsense

*Co-written by Lethabo Bogatsu Creative Informal noun. “A person whose job involves creative work.” We all have that one guy we know who is unemployed and is always asking for a loan to fund some “big project” he’s working on. We all have that family member who is always the drunkest at family braais and...

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RHTC #LetsPlayOutside: Creative alternative to street wear and retail

by: Johannesburg Contributor - 14 May 2015

RHTC #LetsPlayOutside: Creative alternative to street wear and retail

RHTC hosted their second LetsPlayOutside workshop at the Live SA space this past Saturday. The focus of this workshop was to explore creative alternatives on the business of street wear and retail by having a conversation with an expert panel and the audience. If you are not familiar with the concept of PlayingOutside, let us quickly break...

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Pigeons posing as humans of Jozi

by: Thabiso Molatlhwa - 18 December 2014

Pigeons posing as humans of Jozi

Wherever there are humans, you can be certain that pigeons are not far away. Throughout history, they have been known  to have man’s back. Even when man seems to have turned his back on them, they continue to stick by his side. For centuries, pigeons have subtly exhibited their shrewdness without a recompensing pat on the back...

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Jo’Hustle’burg

by: Bobontle Mopeloa - 18 June 2014

Jo’Hustle’burg

Joburg is a city made for hustlers, movers and shakers, individuals searching for future success and the resources to achieve their goals. It’s vibrant, diverse and upbeat with a variety of cultures, lifestyles, nationalities, religions and opportunities. Here, you will find people from different ends of the country on their everyday hustle. Dancer Itumeleng Hlapane,...

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Cons in Joburg

by: Bongani Mokhine - 10 June 2014

Cons in Joburg

CONS Project is a series of global community projects designed to inspire the next generation of creative spirits through music, art, style and skate. Following on from the success of similar initiatives in New York, Los Angeles and more recently Belgrade and Lisbon,  Converse Sub-Saharan Africa announced the launch of  CONS Project Joburg.  The event took  place...

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“Bump The Cheese Up RMX” Launch At Kitcheners

by: Mpho Lehlongwa - 18 March 2014

“Bump The Cheese Up RMX” Launch At Kitcheners

  This past weekend, Reason launched the remix to his song “Bump The Cheese Up” at Kitcheners in Braamfontein and it was off-the-hook! The venue was packed to capacity and there was dope music, beautiful women on site and the drinks were flowing. The remix is a follow up to the original single, which features...

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#LiveVIPZA Meets Chris Saunders

by: Thapelo Mosiuoa - 6 March 2014

#LiveVIPZA Meets Chris Saunders

Last Friday Live took a trip to the urban sanctuary of Maboneng Precinct to meet up with photographer, videographer and all-round cool guy Chris Saunders at his studio. We talked about all things elections and politics plus got his opinion on the current state of Johannesburg and the country as a whole. Live: How do...

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