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Meet the 22-year-old that went from mixing paint to head chef

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 13 September 2017

Meet the 22-year-old that went from mixing paint to head chef

At 12 years old, Lurenzo already knew what he wanted to become. In grade four his cousin had lent him a chef’s uniform to wear on career day, and from that day he has been steadfast in pursuing his dream. He completed high school but his dream of pursuing culinary art was halted because he...

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This black metal band from Soweto used to get called satanist, but things are slowly changing

by: Precious Mishombo - 22 February 2017

This black metal band from Soweto used to get called satanist, but things are slowly changing

The first thing that strikes you is their faces. They are covered in corpse paint, their dreadlocks whip back and forth, while tattoos stretch across their arms as they jump in ankle-high black boots and All Stars. This is Demogoroth Satanum, the all-black, black metal band out of Soweto. The band is made up of...

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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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Here’s what to look forward to at the Fak’ugesi Digital Innovation Festival

by: Live Events - 18 August 2016

Here’s what to look forward to at the Fak’ugesi Digital Innovation Festival

British Council’s ConnectZA have partnered up with Fak’ugesi again this year to welcome a diverse range of artists, designers, makers, tech gurus and thinkers from SA and the UK, to bring you an amazing programme including digital master classes, live debates, virtual reality performances and dynamic immersive video installations at the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation...

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Meet the 27-year-old Joburg barber behind your favourite celebs’ fresh haircuts

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 29 July 2016

Meet the 27-year-old Joburg barber behind your favourite celebs’ fresh haircuts

Hip-hop and kwaito tunes boom out of a grey brick building with graffiti-splashed walls and a zinc roof. A red, white and blue barber’s pole outside is a dead giveaway of what lies behind these walls – Legends Barbershop. We’re in Zone 6 in Soweto, where 27-year-old entrepreneur Sheldon Tatchell, has just opened his third...

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How I came to realise my skin colour wasn’t the world’s favourite

by: Mbali Kgame - 8 April 2016

How I came to realise my skin colour wasn’t the world’s favourite

I remember waking my dad up at 4am to ask who Sash was. I was 12 at the time and a day earlier, a schoolmate had pushed me down the stairs while calling me Sash, repeatedly. I was confused because I knew that was not my name. But I was more confused when my Dad said...

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How to tell your parents you’re quiting your job to start your own business

by: Guest Contributor - 7 January 2016

How to tell your parents you’re quiting your job to start your own business

Words and photography by Tseliso Monaheng When Sifiso Ngobese quit his good job at Investec his mother, Sibongile Ngobese, was angry. “He quit his job, saying he wants to do something else,” says Sibongile. There’s no money to start a business, so what would he do?” Sifiso, who lives in Soweto, had always wanted to...

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This Soweto entrepreneur makes dope bags and notebooks from rubbish

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 7 January 2016

This Soweto entrepreneur makes dope bags and notebooks from rubbish

Soweto artist Brian Mokhachane is the founder of Soul Art Foundation: a social enterprise that makes art from discarded materials. He’s made bags from fabric cut offs, chairs from discarded paraffin tins and journals from discarded files.  Brian says he chose social entrepreneurship “to develop [his] community, build and inspire people”. Mokhachane started the enterprise...

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Lilou and the Shakers

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 4 November 2014

Lilou and the Shakers

Originally published by Red Bull Amaphiko The Red Bull Amaphiko Academy is an initiative designed to help young South Africans who are making a positive difference in their community, to give them the mentorship they need to take their projects to the next level. Lilou, a two-time Red Bull BC One winner, can help anyone...

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iKamva Careers Day

by: Kay Selisho - 14 October 2014

iKamva Careers Day

SizweNtsalubaGobodo in conjunction with community driven initiative iKamva are inviting you to the iKamva Careers Day. Aimed at learners from grade 8 – 12, SizweNtsalubaGobodo seeks to empower learners through developing the knowledge, attitude and skills that the learners will need to pursue their professional goals. Young people who that are successful in their respective...

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