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Glow Makatsi – vibrating higher and higher

by: Cole Ndelu - 19 December 2017

Glow Makatsi – vibrating higher and higher

I first came across Glow in Afropunk’s article, The Glo’wup: the intricacies of being a transgender woman in South Africa. Glow Makatsi is a multi-talented vlogger, stylist and trans-activist based in Johannesburg. The self described “glitch in the gender matrix” has an energy that is hard to miss. She has appeared on MTV Bases’ recent...

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Photographer Lusanda Ndita explores the township back room with four young men

by: admin - 13 December 2017

Photographer Lusanda Ndita explores the township back room with four young men

The back room is a feature in many black households where there is a young man. Located at the back of the household, the room is a midway point for men who are still young and can’t afford their own places but are old enough that they need their own space. Photographer and Market Photo...

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Cape Town photographer captures love on the streets in powerful new exhibition

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 8 February 2017

Cape Town photographer captures love on the streets in powerful new exhibition

Love is the universal truth that connects us all. We fall in and out of it, feel the butterflies in our stomach and the stabs of jealousy in our gut, whether we live comfortably in the suburbs or sleep rough on the streets. That’s the message behind Noncedo Mathibela’s new exhibition, To Love or Not...

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These photographers are tackling depression through their work

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 17 August 2016

These photographers are tackling depression through their work

There’s still a stigma attached to mental illness in the black community. Some don’t even recognise it as a sickness – you are usually told you are being weak, especially if you are a man, because you are stereotypically expected to be strong. Three South African artists are using their lenses – stills and video...

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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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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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See taxi drivers, street vendors and recyclers through the lens of star photographer Kgomotso Neto

by: Shingai Darangwa - 5 February 2016

See taxi drivers, street vendors and recyclers through the lens of star photographer Kgomotso Neto

Kgomotso Neto (25) didn’t grow up with a fascination for photography or go to school to learn the ropes. His work is entirely based on instinct. This instinct has made him one of the most revered young photographers on the continent, leading to his work being featured on the Sunday Times and Between 10 and 5....

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Cosplay – the international costume scene you’ve probably never heard of, until now

by: Abigail Javier - 12 November 2015

Cosplay – the international costume scene you’ve probably never heard of, until now

Wearing a ninja outfit and dragon-eyed contact lenses while carrying a prop sword on the street might get people staring and thinking you’re deranged. But not if you are at a cosplay convention, like rAge Expo 2015, South Africa’s annual gaming and technology exhibition, which recently took place in Johannesburg. rAge Expo is one of the...

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Apply now to join the Live SA team

by: Live Events - 16 July 2015

Apply now to join the Live SA team

We’re recruiting now for contributors to join our Cape Town and Johannesburg teams in August 2015 Live SA/Livity Africa   Media Skills Training Programme Cape Town and Johannesburg Next intake August 2015 Only 18 to 25 year-olds can apply Live SA is looking for 25 young creatives and thinkers to join us for an exciting...

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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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