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Boeberaand is a celebration and a metaphor for life

Ramadan marks the month when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. During the fast, no food or drink is consumed –  yes...

Joburg’s New Gold: Women In The Inner-City

The discovery of gold in 1886 saw Johannesburg as a city laced with promise. While this precious resource has been mined away,...

For Colored Girls explores what it means to be a black...

Ntozake Shange’s music-drama, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, is a work of poetry, music and improvisational dance...

The Dove Self-Esteem Project Has Launched In South Africa

Too fat, too skinny, too dark, too light, too short, too tall: everyone has insecurities about themselves that they carry from their childhood. The...

Animated Film Fosters Hair Love For Black Girls And Their Dads

When the internet identifies with a project, amazing things happen. A filmmaker in the United States is getting a lot of love - and...

How I Made It After Matric With No Degree

AS TOLD TO Zinhle Cingo (27) is a mother of two who runs various businesses to sustain herself and her family. Like many other young...

‘It is wrong when people only give charity on Mandela Day’

With Nelson Mandela International Day coming up, many people are looking for a way to spend 67 minutes for Tata - from painting orphanages...

Sobae Is A Dessert Love Story

Thula Ndema and Thato Masondo are on a mission to make sorbet eco-friendly. From the streets of Braamfontein to their own space...

Winter has come to South Africa and it’s beautiful!

Just when we thought winter was nearing its end, it’s snowing in many parts of South Africa. Temperatures dipped as a cold front swept...

John Kani on what Black Panther means for Africa

During an interview at the US premiere of Black Panther, the legendary South African actor John Kani - who plays King T’Challa in Marvel’s...

Durban’s Top Hotspots For Foodies

Warm, friendly Durban is a popular holiday destination. With its unique blend of cultures and traditions, its food scene is not to...

In Photos: Gauteng Celebrates The Jacaranda Season

Every year from late September to November some of the trees in Johannesburg and Pretoria turn a vivid lavender. That's when we bid farewell...

Abahlali baseMjondolo: An urgent call to build solidarity in action

This is a statement released at the weekend by Thapelo Mohapi, Mqapheli Bonono and Nomusa Sizani of Abahlali baseMjondolo and Marvin Govender of the...

Ten reasons South Africa doesn’t suck right now – October edition

This year has been a lot, and most of us are already counting down until it ends. But October wasn’t all bad despite the...

South African matrics finish school on a heartwarming note

Matric learners are recognising the financial constraints amongst their peers and are selflessly donating their schooling belongings to relieve this. The last of the...

Zimbabwe’s Got Animation Talent

Amongst the noise, and excitement of Comic Con Africa 2019, there was a panel going on about Africans in Animation. Two of...

10 Movies Of 2019 To Look Forward To

While 2018 was the year for amazing movie releases (Remember Inxeba and Black Panther !)  2019 has some great releases coming out...

This self-published author wants children to take pride in their blackness

Thenjiwe Mswane is a young black queer womxn* that everyone should be talking about. Thenjiwe is a 27-year-old self-publishing author who just recently wrote...

In Pictures: Comic Con 2019 Comes Alive

Comic Con Africa is back, and even bigger. The 2019 edition of the convention took place from September 21-24. Despite some of...

How to console someone when words are not enough

I feel like a broken record when sending condolences messages. The ways of saying it may differ, but the helplessness behind it...
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