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5 things from Kwesta’s music video you will relate to if you grew up in the township

by: admin - 12 January 2018

5 things from Kwesta’s music video you will relate to if you grew up in the township

Growing up eKasi is a unique South African experience, and Kwesta was able to capture it in 4:25 minutes in his music video for Spirit. The beauty of the video is in the little details that were included to make the video so reflective of our day to day – from the Hart pots on...

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A young ambassador changing the perceptions on HIV positive citizens

by: Tshepo Mosokotso - 30 June 2016

A young ambassador changing the perceptions on HIV positive citizens

  Meet the 16-year-old girl who wants to change South Africa as a young person living positively with HIV. A study by Healthlink.org.za conducted in 2010, revealed that KwaZulu-Natal, one of South Africa’s largest provinces, had the highest HIV/AIDS infection rate. Thirty-nine percent of pregnant women were affected by the pandemic. With about 9.9 million...

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Masiphumelele residents try to put their lives back together after a devastating fire

by: Storm Wright - 3 December 2015

Masiphumelele residents try to put their lives back together after a devastating fire

Two people died and over 4000 residents were left homeless when about 1000 homes were destroyed when a fire ravaged through the area over the weekend, reported EWN yesterday. Live SA visited the resident recently as they tried to put their lives back together.   All images: Storm Wright  

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Angry, black and gay: An opinion

by: Tshegofatso Mphahlele - 12 June 2015

Angry, black and gay: An opinion

If you’re a gay man living in a township and you’ve never been called stabane, faggot, moffie or had condescending feminine gestures thrown your way, then you, my friend, had a privileged upbringing. Life is hard for young queer individuals growing up in a disenfranchised community. And it isn’t surprising. The Pew Research Center’s 2013...

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Kasi Instawalk, the township through the eyes of its residents

by: Bulumko Gana - 22 May 2015

Kasi Instawalk, the township through the eyes of its residents

The township is still looked at by outsiders as a hell-hole where the most sinister of crimes take place. Yes, people struggle in the hood and most young people want to move out of there, which is understandable but through all the negativity the media touts, black people still have a great time in the...

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Portraits of ekasi: Kagiso

by: Thabiso Molatlhwa - 1 August 2014

Portraits of ekasi: Kagiso

Let me take you on a journey to the place of my birth, the place I grew up, the life I see on a daily basis: ekasi. This is Kagiso, my township, situated in the West Rand, Johannesburg. There’s so much of the kasi that is often sidelined. Most people see the township in a...

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City moves to prevent future shack fires

by: Zakiyah Ebrahim - 10 January 2013

City moves to prevent future shack fires

Cape Town residents affected by the recent New Year's Day fire in Khayelitsha's BM Section will today be shown different options the city has for them to help prevent future destructive shack fires.

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