Live Mag

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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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 Jozi’s Ultimate Artist?

by: Tshepo Mosokotso - 25 September 2015

Are you Jozi’s Ultimate Artist?

Are you the next big thing with it comes to South African music? Then check this out. Primi Extreme Design Quarter will host the Primi Open Mic, Jozi’s first-ever music platform supported by local music industry advisors on the lookout for Jozi’s finest singers, rappers, songwriters and vocalists. Do you have what it takes to...

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DOPEstore x Straatmate launch new headwear

by: Mpho Lehlongwa - 11 February 2015

DOPEstore x Straatmate launch new headwear

This past week the creme de la creme of cool all got together at the DOPEstore in the Johannesburg CBD for the launch of the collaboration between street wear brands DOPE and Straatmate. These two brands have both done well in building a name for themselves in the streets wear game – from DOPE opening...

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DA LES STILL KILLING SH*T!!

by: Mpho Lehlongwa - 9 June 2014

DA LES STILL KILLING SH*T!!

This guy needs no introduction. His work speaks volumes and he’s at a point where he is passed trying to make a name for himself in the local hip hop scene. Leslie Mampe, commonly known as Da LES, has to be one of SA’s biggest hip hop artists. He first stepped onto the scene collaborating...

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Portraits of the City: Inner City people

by: Nzolo Bidla - 28 November 2013

Portraits of the City: Inner City people

Johannesburg, better known as ‘Jozi’ or ‘Joburg, is vibrant and full of life.  The streets are always buzzing with people migrating in and out of the city.  The city is defined by the buildings and the people that occupy them. Each person that walks into town has a mission to attend to.  They move fast...

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Cool Hunters : Jozi Hipster Tracker

by: Sid Sidwaba - 7 September 2013

Cool Hunters : Jozi Hipster Tracker

A while ago I wrote a short Live Mag SA Cool Hunters feature on webisodes to watch. Out of the five I listed, two made me extremely giddy but StereoTypes- Are you a Hipster, featured on the Pharell Williams -produced I am Other show got me and a few others laughing! A presenter basically goes around asking...

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Review: Thesis Social Jam Sessions – Live After Jam

by: Lebogang Thlako - 6 August 2013

Review: Thesis Social Jam Sessions – Live After Jam

Like many other regulars I was pretty bummed when I learned that The Thesis Social Jam Sessions held in Mofolo (Soweto) was shut down. Fast forward to earlier this year when I heard it was coming back. Queue anticipation and excitement of seeing old faces and eccentric artistic beings to the sounds of the dopest,...

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The Sub-Culture of Jozi: DIY Celebrity

by: Linda - 27 June 2013

The Sub-Culture of Jozi: DIY Celebrity

Is Johannesburg South Africa’s Culture Capital? Something about the city breeds innovation and creativity. Find out how these young cats are using it in their favour

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