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Eksé: A taste of authentic kasi cuisine in the city

by: Armand Mukenge - 6 November 2017

Eksé: A taste of authentic kasi cuisine in the city

Hidden just outside of Johannesburg city centre is a beautiful South African restaurant, called Eksé. From vetkoeks to kotas, Eksé boasts a menu that will have you missing your grandmother’s cooking or that corner store eKasi where they used to sell kotas that remind you of everything good about the world. Located at the heart...

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These streets, baba John Ola’s story

by: Lwazi Mazibuko - 1 May 2015

These streets, baba John Ola’s story

After the xenophobic attacks in Jeppestown in Johannesburg, I went on to the streets looking for a story, images, witnesses or an explanation, but I was greeted by an eery silence, debris from burnt buildings and tyre ashes on the streets leading to the entrance of  the George Goch hostel. I then met Baba John Ola (not...

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Hip hop unifies

by: Tshegofatso Mphahlele - 31 March 2015

Hip hop unifies

  If you had asked me to write about anything  even remotely related to hip hop before this past weekend, I probably would’ve laughed in your face. I kid you not. I’m very clueless when it comes to the genre. I’ve always thought it was characterised and supported by angry black men with mommy issues....

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Young person to watch: Nynno Bel-Air

by: Thapelo Mosiuoa - 9 January 2015

Young person to watch: Nynno Bel-Air

Remember the name Nynno Bel-Air. And when you do, remember that you heard/read it here first. She is set to take the photography world by storm very, very soon. Born in Europe, over the years Nynno has become a global citizen in her own right – having been raised in Australia and across Africa. According to her website...

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Behind the Scenes: Tell Me Sweet Something

by: Kay Selisho - 17 June 2014

Behind the Scenes: Tell Me Sweet Something

Inspired by what he saw and liked in Love Jones and after many attempts to kickstart the project that has been formulating in his mind, the opportunity to film a love story finally presented itself to Akin in 2010. He received a grant from The African Women’s Development Fund and come 2015, we will get...

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Social Jozi Jump at Maboneng

by: Kay Selisho - 5 June 2014

Social Jozi Jump at Maboneng

“Relax, there is nothing wrong with you. That’s just your body’s natural reaction to being this high up. Now on the count of three, you are going to go over the ledge and lean forward with your shoulders.” And before you know it, the people you were talking to earlier on are staring up at...

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