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8 albums from South African women musicians you need to hear

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 24 May 2017

8 albums from South African women musicians you need to hear

South African women musicians have been creating some of the best music to come out of this country. Below is a list of albums that came out only this year, listed in no particular order. 1. Patty Monroe – Malatjie Patty Monroe’s debut album Malatjie showed a side of the Cape Town rapper fans hadn’t...

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How much do you really know about abortion?

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 23 May 2017

How much do you really know about abortion?

We went out on the streets to speak to young people and determine how much they actually know about abortion and the options a young woman has if she fell pregnant and decided not to keep the baby. Mostly illegal posters and pamphlets titled ABORTION are plastered all over the Johannesburg CBD and other major cities. There is...

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The Vagina Monologues on Showmax

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 12 April 2017

The Vagina Monologues on Showmax

While scrolling through hundreds of episodes of series, documentaries and movies in search of the perfect download to watch on my commute home, I unintentionally stumbled onto something brilliant. At the time, I didn’t know what I was looking for, I just knew that when I saw it I’d know. Then I found it titled,...

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8 young women making us proud on International Women’s Day

by: Live Staff - 8 March 2017

8 young women making us proud on International Women’s Day

As March 8 marks International Women’s Day we put you onto women doing the most in music, online media, politics, fashion and more. Rouge, rapper and brand ambassador Pretorian rapper Rouge cemented her spot in South African music industry in 2014 with her debut single, “Party”.  The 24-year-old has also worked alongside artists like Reason,...

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5 times South African women made us really proud during Women’s Month

by: Makgotso Nkosi - 31 August 2016

5 times South African women made us really proud during Women’s Month

On the last day of Women’s Month we highlight some amazing South African women who’ve made us really proud to be South African this month. 1. Mokgadi Caster Semenya for slaying at the Olympics A photo posted by 🔜Goal: 2.5k🔜 (@problack_womanists) on Aug 29, 2016 at 1:25pm PDT Not only did Caster do us proud...

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It’s black people who have always made me feel bad about my hair

by: Ziyanda Mhlungu - 30 August 2016

It’s black people who have always made me feel bad about my hair

The #StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh story has brought back high school memories of being treated different because of my hair. But in my case, it was black teachers and friends who made me feel bad about my hair.   Why is the way my hair grows out of my scalp considered a problem? In grade 11, a black teacher told...

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5 male musicians on the female artists who inspire them

by: Live Staff - 18 August 2016

5 male musicians on the female artists who inspire them

Mashayabhuqe KaMamba says Busi Mhlongo helped him build his subgenre digital maskandi. Youngsta is inspired by Queen Latifah to rep his city hard. More hot young male musicians like Kimosabe, DJ Fosta, TiMO ODV share the female artists who inspire them below. Kimosabe on Alicia Keys (Interviewed by Sabelo Mkhabela) Alicia is a musician. See, she embraces the...

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8 young people on why being a woman in South Africa can suck

by: Live Staff - 9 August 2016

8 young people on why being a woman in South Africa can suck

Last week four young women did a silent protest against rape while President Jacob Zuma was giving an address at the IEC results centre. They held up papers written “I am one in 3”, “10 years later”, “Khanga” and “#RememberKhwezi”, to remind us of the president’s infamous rape trial. But today, many people will celebrate Women’s Day,...

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10 notable South African female rappers of all time

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 8 August 2016

10 notable South African female rappers of all time

Our list of the most influential women in local rap history includes many impressive names: Like Yo Girls, the first ever all-female South African rap crew who performed in the ’80s, to the new crop of rappers, like Fifi Cooper, Kanyi, Gigi Lamayne and more. These rappers are ensuring women’s presence in hip-hop is felt and influencing...

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5 things tampon ads want us to believe that aren’t true

by: Abigail Javier - 18 September 2015

5 things tampon ads want us to believe that aren’t true

  If tampon and sanitary pad ads are to be believed, women on their periods are the happiest people on earth. They jump around in white dresses and, strangely, produce a blue liquid instead of blood. After watching countless ads from around the world, I have found five myths that we are going to bust...

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