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Using tattoos to tell my story

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 13 June 2017

Using tattoos to tell my story

It’s 8 AM on a cold Sunday morning and I’m laying on a tattoo bed in Turffontein for the umpteenth time at my tattoo artist’s house/tattoo parlour. It’s freezing but I’m wearing shorts because this tattoo will be going on my calf. I’m nervous and excited but that’s usually how I feel before the needle...

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A survival guide to traffic

by: Fatima Mathivha - 22 May 2015

A survival guide to traffic

Living in a metropolis certainly has its perks – think about tarred roads, inspiring architecture, opulent nightlife and hipsters. But what you really find at the end of that highway is not just a pot of gold – think about e-Tolls, loadshedding, pickpockets and, well, hipsters. If you’re not resilient the concrete jungle will certainly...

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Taxi Teens

by: Vusumzi - 22 May 2012

Taxi Teens

The most common trend ekasi (in townships) is young boys joining the cab industry as drivers, aka, amaphela. Unfortunately for many, their dreams of a decent living are dashed as they become victims of abuse at the hands of their bosses for various reasons. Live investigates. Like other young boys who become taxi drivers in order to...

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