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Marikana story set to air SABC

by: admin - 23 July 2018

Marikana story set to air SABC

  After a four-year battle to get  the documentary“Miners Shot Down” flighted on SABC, Amandla.mobi  have finally won the fight. The SABC have finally agreed to flight the film which documents the final days of the AMCU strike which led to the death of 44 unarmed miners, shot and killed by police. In the documentary...

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10 local songs we would like to hear on the radio

by: Live Staff - 20 May 2016

10 local songs we would like to hear on the radio

It’s been almost a week since the SABC announced that 90% of the playlist must be local. But all we’ve been hearing are old hits. Here are 10 songs made in this era that we would like to hear on the radio.   Lance Theron ft. Candice Thornton “Higher” 5FM, here’s a jam for you....

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Street culture closes out the 2014 Creative Hustles

by: Sheilan Clarke - 2 December 2014

Street culture closes out the 2014 Creative Hustles

The eighth installment of the Creative Hustles series, presented by Live SA and British Council Connect ZA, explored the ever changing world of street culture. Meet the panel Taking place at Boaston Society in Cape Town, the panel boasted a mix of influential leaders of street culture: Elisha Mpofu – the founder of concept store...

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Eskom: We Anaylse Parastatals

by: Lee Molefi - 11 November 2014

Eskom: We Anaylse Parastatals

It’s like 2008 all over again. Rolling blackouts abound while lifeless traffic lights, dimmed homes and long queues at generator-lit fast food restaurants illustrate the same, depressing picture: load-shedding is back. Thanks, Eskom. On Saturday 1 November 2014, a coal silo collapsed at Majuba Power Plant in Mpumalanga, a powerplant that reportedly produces 10% of...

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Heritage Day Special: Contemporary vs. Customary Law

by: Kay Selisho - 24 September 2014

Heritage Day Special: Contemporary vs. Customary Law

After a few weeks of pondering over the idea of cultural heritage (prior to national Heritage Day) I have come to the conclusion that South African – in an African context – is where the old and the new often meet to create a unique and often tumultuous reality for us, young Africans. In pre-colonial times,...

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Five common CV lies you should avoid

by: Sheilan Clarke - 22 August 2014

Five common CV lies you should avoid

What may sound like harmless white lies to you actually makes employers see red. It’s pretty easy to get away with lies on your CV, but as we’ve learned with the recent CV scandals that have come to light, it can tarnish your image. And no one wants that, right? We’ve spoken to some experts...

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What do Capetonians think of the Generations saga?

by: Simamkele Matuntuta - 22 August 2014

What do Capetonians think of the Generations saga?

Speculations over the future of SABC 1 soap drama Generations continue, following the sacking of 16 of its cast members.  Some members of the cast of South Africa’s most watched soapie (with seven million viewers per night) were not happy with their remuneration and took to a strike, refusing to go on set. This resulted in...

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The B*tch Mode: Ag… Hlaudi this, Hlaudi that!

by: Tshepo Mosokotso - 17 July 2014

The B*tch Mode: Ag… Hlaudi this, Hlaudi that!

  Okay! I am at that point where I don’t care about this man’s shenanigans anymore – he won, he defeated the integrity of hard working (and qualified) folk all around him and believe me, I am totally over it. Things went haywire last week following the announcement that Motsoeneng had been appointed the permanent COO (chief operating...

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Hlaudi And The Licence

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 9 July 2014

Hlaudi And The Licence

Hlaudi Motsoeneng is unavoidable. Just a few weeks after finding himself in the media’s crossfire for allegedly being given a wife as a gift, the SABC’s chief operating officer found himself in the thick of controversy for recommending that journalists should be licensed practitioners (much like doctors and lawyers). “You know when you are a...

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The Women’s Ministry? – That is the Question

by: Kay Selisho - 8 July 2014

The Women’s Ministry? – That is the Question

With as many names and name changes as Diddy, The Women’s Ministry is equally much ado about nothing. Assuming that the average South African has no idea what the ministry is/does (that’s if they even care), where does one begin to find out what it is? Moved by the recent scandal that involved Hlaudi Motsoeneng being...

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