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Register to attend Creative Hustle Frontier tales: Storytelling around art & tech

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 22 August 2016

Register to attend Creative Hustle Frontier tales: Storytelling around art & tech

Join British Council Connect ZA and Livity Africa at the Fak’ugesi #AfroTechRiot festival as we bring you Creative Hustles – Frontier tales: Storytelling around art and technology and the intersections between community, femininity and spiritualilty in Africa. In collaboration with Livity Africa, two interactive sessions led by industry professionals will form part of the Festival...

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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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5 reasons why a 10 000 Twitter character limit might be good for you

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 7 January 2016

5 reasons why a 10 000 Twitter character limit might be good for you

Twitter announced this week that they are planning to increase the average size of a tweet from the 140 limit to anything up to 10 000 characters. While a lot of outraged people have, rightly, pointed out that this just gives trolls more space to work with, and what Twitter really needs is an edit button, we...

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Kojo Baffoe wants to hear stories about ordinary people

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 26 October 2015

Kojo Baffoe wants to hear stories about ordinary people

Boasting a line-up of professional storytellers, it’s safe to say that the re-launch of Imbawula – as the youth would say- is going to be lit! Kojo says he would love to hear stories about ordinary people. “I’d like to hear a story about a domestic worker who had to live through the struggle,” he...

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Unathi Msengana to headline the re-launch of Imbawula at the Bassline

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 21 October 2015

Unathi Msengana to headline the re-launch of Imbawula at the Bassline

Idols judge and musician Unathi Msengana will be headlining the relaunch of storytelling platform Imbawula at the Bassline in Newtown on Tuesday. Joining her on stage will be media personality Kojo Baffoe, satirist Neo Maditla and author Sihlangule Siwisa. Imbawula is a monthly storytelling initiative that was launched by Random Window to help raise funds...

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The magic of storytelling

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 14 May 2015

The magic of storytelling

Last week Thursday I was at the third instalment of Imbawula, the storytelling initiative hosted by Random Window and Quarphix Foundation. There I was, cross-legged on the floor chuckling away at Nadine Kutu’s story about how after many disappointment filled birthdays, she came to the conclusion that the only purpose of birthdays was to remind us who...

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Imbawula – Storytelling Night

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 6 May 2015

Imbawula – Storytelling Night

Imagine spending an evening in a cosy and intimate basement sipping on a glass of wine(or whatever your cup of tea is) sharing and listening to stories. Stories that resonate… For those who still don’t know what Imbawula is, it is a storytelling initiative created by Random Window to nurture the art of storytelling and...

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Imbawula – storytelling reimagined

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 2 March 2015

Imbawula – storytelling reimagined

Upstairs in the coffee shop, people were enjoying the music and mingling with a glass of wine here and a bottle of beer there. By 19:25 they had already filled up the basement of Bean Republic ready for the second instalment of Imbawula which started at 19:30 as promised. The event which is meant to be intimate...

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Storytelling night… Imbawula 2.0

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 26 February 2015

Storytelling night… Imbawula 2.0

  Storytelling is among the oldest forms of communication. Storytelling is the commonality of all human beings, in all places, in all times.— Rives Collins Random Window and Quarphix Foundaion bring you this year’s first Imbawula session at Bean Republic in Illovo. The aim of the event is to preserve the ancient art of storytelling while...

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Imbawula was on fire

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 12 December 2014

Imbawula was on fire

Last night, I attended the inaugural Imbawula hosted by Random Window and Quarphix Foundation at Bean Republic. Imbawula is an essential initiative and I’m proud to have been one of the first people to be a part of the movement. The venue which was intimate and cosy, with candles illuminating the room (an ode to a mbawula) was filled...

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