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Artist Qhama Maswana talks about inspiration behind his hyper-real art

by: Buntu Mgwelo - 21 April 2017

Artist Qhama Maswana talks about inspiration behind his hyper-real art

Eastern Cape artist, Qhama Maswana has an incident that left him with two broken legs to thank for his career. The artist says that when he was growing up in King Williams Town, he broke his legs when a ton of bricks fell on him while he was playing outside. He had to spend three...

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This Jozi photographer uses her family’s pain to talk about family dysfunction

by: Nombuso Bhogolo - 12 August 2016

This Jozi photographer uses her family’s pain to talk about family dysfunction

In her photo series Closed Doors, Jo’burg photographer Remofiloe Sebobe (21) uses her story of growing up with an absent mother to make us interrogate the dysfunction of our families. Fee fie, as Remofiloe’s known online, busts open the conversations that our parents and families want to keep locked. When Fie fee began shooting Closed...

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Are you the next digital wonderkid?

by: Live Staff - 17 May 2016

Are you the next digital wonderkid?

Turn your love for digital marketing into a hot career with DigifyPRO; Digify’s three-month boot camp offering intensive training in digital marketing, social media and content creation for 18 to 30-year-olds. Since the program’s launch, Digify post-graduates have contributed campaign ideas for some of the biggest brands in South Africa, including Red Bull, Kit Kat,...

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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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In photos: A day in the life of two homeless hustlers

by: Kyle Kheswa - 14 October 2015

In photos: A day in the life of two homeless hustlers

It was an abnormally cold spring day in Braamfontein, Jo’burg. Not many stepped outside without layers of clothing. Outside a corner shop on De Korte Street stood Tshepo and Mpho, busy with their daily hustle of asking people for money.  Few stopped. I was intrigued. I wanted to find out more about these two young...

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Reverse Digital Hustles in pictures

by: Siyabonga Mkhasibe - 3 September 2015

Reverse Digital Hustles in pictures

Last Thursday, Livity Africa in association with British Council Connect ZA Innovation ZA month and the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival, brought you the Reverse Digital Hustles at the Wits Art Museum in Braamfontein.  With this Digital Hustle, unlike previous ones we’ve hosted, we flipped the script and had Fak’ugesi resident Jepchumba engage the audience on...

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Five young creatives you need to know right now

by: Fatima Mathivha - 3 July 2015

Five young creatives you need to know right now

Young people in South Africa are doing amazing things in the creative industry, whether it is in the form of world-class photography, music, events and everything in between – it’s clear that we have the talent. The LiveSA team has put together a list of five young people that we think you definitely need to...

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#VIPYouthFest Day three

by: Nhlanhla Mdanyana - 18 June 2015

#VIPYouthFest Day three

After a chilly day yesterday, the #VIPYouthFest comes to its final day after a great first two days. The good news is that it’s much warmer today (as if the cold would have stopped us). We kick off again today at 73 Juta Street in Braamfontein on the 4th floor with the #PolicyHackZA Twitter feed...

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Spoken Word with Afurakan

by: Tshegofatso Mphahlele - 17 June 2015

Spoken Word with Afurakan

Poet Thabiso “Afurakan” Mohare will be performing on Thursday at the Live VIP Youth Festival. He is also the CEO of Word N Sound, a platform for poets and musicians in Jozi. We caught up with him to find out his thoughts about the state of South African youth: What do you think is the current...

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All the action from day one of the #VIPYouthFest

by: Fatima Mathivha - 16 June 2015

All the action from day one of the #VIPYouthFest

Cue Day 1. The day kicked off with a big announcement: poet, feminist and anthropology student, Lebogang ‘Nova’ Masango, would be joining the VIP Campaign. What could possibly top that? How about a screening of Roger Young’s “Keys Money Phone” – a film about a young, white Capetonian man who forgets his keys, money and...

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