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The Fight against FGM continues

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 13 August 2018

The Fight against FGM continues

On International Youth Day, 12 August 2018, thousands of individuals, groups and organisations have shared pledges to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on social media, in the hopes of shattering the silence that surrounds the practice.   The campaign organised by The Girl Generation (TGG), has been gaining momentum since its launch on 23 July...

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The Fight to end Genital Mutilation

by: Mamaputle Boikanyo - 23 July 2018

The Fight to end Genital Mutilation

The Girl Generation (TGG), the largest ever African-led initiative are working towards ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).The organisation has mobilised influencers and many young activists in order to launch their campaign to bring awareness to the cause, bring social change and challenge the deep-rooted beliefs that allow the practice of FGM to continue FGM refers to...

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Meet the owner of Soweto’s newest restaurant

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 26 September 2017

Meet the owner of Soweto’s newest restaurant

Kearan Fourie recalls the first time he ever witnessed entrepreneurship displayed through his grandmother Queenie who ran a tuck shop from home. “We never needed anything, as the matriarch, my grandmother used her business to sustain our family.” She was the inspiration for him to start his own business. He even saw it fitting that...

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Kevin Dladla is looking to create change with a skate park

by: Sheilan Clarke - 1 August 2017

Kevin Dladla is looking to create change with a skate park

Meet Kevin Dladla, a youth activist from Margate Extension 3 in KwaZulu Natal. His dream is to build an extreme sports park in the area to provide opportunities for young people in his community. Currently, the park in Extension 3 is used as a place to do drugs and engage in crime. In building the...

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Team Mark Fish wins Vodacom NXT LVL

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 10 October 2016

Team Mark Fish wins Vodacom NXT LVL

Vodacom NXT LVL ran an online scout campaign that encouraged girls and boys between the ages of 14 and 16 to record themselves completing a set of soccer drills and upload the video to their website. Over a thousand videos were submitted and the top 100 spent a week at the Vodacom NXT LVL Boot...

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Become a NXT LVL soccer star

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 17 June 2016

Become a NXT LVL soccer star

Coming from where I’m from, it’s a common occurrence seeing children playing a soccer match in the streets of Eldorado Park. Many of these children admire soccer stars and pretend to be a Cristiano Ronaldo on the field, but probably don’t believe they can make a career out of the sport because of the lack of...

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Pap Culture Talks | Confessions of a young voter

by: Kamaria Balkisson - 23 May 2016

Pap Culture Talks | Confessions of a young voter

The crew from Pap Culture share their past experiences of voting, discuss upcoming elections and the responsibility of youth voters. Are you voting in the upcoming municipal elections? Join in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter with #2X

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It looks like most young people in Tlokwe won’t be voting these municipal elections

by: Xongani Maluleka - 6 May 2016

It looks like most young people in Tlokwe won’t be voting these municipal elections

Tlokwe municipality in the North West, was in the news after the IEC cancelled by-elections around the country after the Electoral Court said the voters roll in Tlokwe did not contain all the correct information. This resulted in the ANC and the DA taking the matter to the courts. We recently visited the municipality to...

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The #2X Story: VIP

by: Lee Molefi - 26 April 2016

The #2X Story: VIP

The “#” has become a powerful symbol that has gone far beyond just tracking Twitter trends. It has given young people an alternative way to take part in politics and make an impact. Through online activism, they have found a way to shift agendas, and forced themselves into national discourse, in addition to claiming their space...

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Moments during #FeesMustFall that tell us where to go from here

by: Lee Molefi - 9 November 2015

Moments during #FeesMustFall that tell us where to go from here

Friday, October 23, 2015 will be remembered as the day the #FeesMustFall movement reached a turning point. President Jacob Zuma announced that there would be no fee increase for the 2016 academic year. The generation that was thought to be apathetic and directionless started a national movement that forced a presidential and institutional rethink of...

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