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How social media is helping us fight the stigma of mental health

by: Devaksha Vallabhjee - 11 July 2017

How social media is helping us fight the stigma of mental health

At a dinner with some friends a while ago, the topic of depression came up – as it often does these days. He jokingly told us about how, when he lived at home with his grandmother and confessed that he was depressed, she told him to “take a Grandpa and go to bed early.” The...

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The best of #MampintshaChallenge videos

by: Live Staff - 30 May 2017

The best of #MampintshaChallenge videos

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you should know that Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha weren’t pleased with Babes not getting an award at the SAMAs last weekend. The two artists expressed their dissatisfaction through videos they posted on Instagram. Is this a challenge now? Black Twitter #mampintshachallenge pic.twitter.com/bWFAzLDz9y — On the Move in Music...

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[Video] This is why sharing the #Sesethu video and making fun of her is wrong

by: Live Staff - 23 March 2017

[Video] This is why sharing the #Sesethu video and making fun of her is wrong

An inappropriate video of a young girl, named Sesethu, is currently doing the rounds on social media. A lot of jokes have been made. Sharing the video and passing crass comments about the young girl is social media shaming. While you might be having fun with your peeps on Twitter and Facebook, you might not...

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Here’s why your social media check-ins are such a bad idea

by: Neo Maditla - 15 March 2017

Here’s why your social media check-ins are such a bad idea

 You know that feeling. That mild panic you get when you log onto Facebook, and see that you have dozens of notifications. If you’re anything like me, that panic soon turns to annoyance when it turns out that this is a result of someone having tagged you while checking into a place. Worse still, if...

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This is what Zuma and Trump spoke about, according to South African Twitter

by: Carlos Ncube - 14 February 2017

This is what Zuma and Trump spoke about, according to South African Twitter

US President Donald Trump gave our president a call Monday evening. The agenda was unknown, but South Africans had their own speculations, and it would be mean of us not to share. 1. Donald Trump: I’m building a wall & Mexico will pay for it. Jacob Zuma: I built #Nkandla & South Africa paid for...

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10 tweets about #SONA2017 that show South Africans have no chill

by: Athenkosi Guntu - 10 February 2017

10 tweets about #SONA2017 that show South Africans have no chill

Twitter was just too lit during #SONA2017. 1.  ANC MPs 15 min after Zuma started #SONA2017 pic.twitter.com/qgzaLHXDwv — Jan de Lange (@JanniedeLange) February 9, 2017 2.   #Tsotsi 😭😂😂😭 sata frika has no chill at all , he was Zupta and he is now Tsotsi @TrendingSAon3 #tsaon3 pic.twitter.com/XcVXwZA4U5 — NaeNutty (@NaeNuttyII) 9 February 2017 3. ...

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South African Twitter reacts to Beyoncé’s pregnancy with #Siyamitha2017

by: Mihlali Ntsabo - 2 February 2017

South African Twitter reacts to Beyoncé’s pregnancy with #Siyamitha2017

For those of you who don’t know, or pretend to not care, last night, Queen Bey, Mother of the Universe, Beyoncé Knowles Carter, announced on her Instagram that she was expanding the Carter family with two more bundles of joy. Social media went abuzz congratulating the Queen Mother, with funny tweets and memes under the...

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When your online looks are wololo but your real life looks are dololo: 3 peeps talk about their experiences

by: Ringo Sikani - 2 November 2016

When your online looks are wololo but your real life looks are dololo: 3 peeps talk about their experiences

On social media avatars, most of us have gone from uBabes Wamalahle, to uBabes Wodumo. Then things get awkward when you meet your online friends in person and they look nothing like their pictures on social media. Here are a few Cape Town peeps on some of their experiences: “I am much bigger than I appear online” ...

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The “pots girl” on what it feels like to be a meme

by: Buhle Lindwa - 4 October 2016

The “pots girl” on what it feels like to be a meme

“I made the things that it cannot make the pots to be done,” is one of the funniest things to be said on South African TV. Siyabonga Alone Makhavhu (18) is the young woman behind this line that left the country buzzing for months after the episode of SABC 2’s Speakout, which aired in November...

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From Pharoahfi to Moshe Ndiki, the funniest of #IfDAwins

by: Buhle Lindwa - 4 August 2016

From Pharoahfi to Moshe Ndiki, the funniest of #IfDAwins

There’s been so much anticipation about which party will win with the DA showing gains. Here are the funniest reactions from social media. #IfDAWins   1. Pharoahfi expresses her feelings Lmfsaooo RT @Pharoahfi I have a valo😱#ElectionResults#pharoahfividspic.twitter.com/iwamGZbVAn — Ciara (@ThandoPeaches) August 4, 2016 Moshe Ndiki rendition of  7de Laan   2. Moshe Ndiki’s rendition of 7...

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