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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...

Author Clinton Chauke: “What A Wonderful Time To Be Young, Black...

There's a lot of things Clinton Chauke would describe himself as: social critic, fierce debater, Pan-Africanist. But despite being born in 1994, one label...

Ten reasons South Africa doesn’t suck right now – June 2017...

So we’re more than halfway through 2017, and the country is still as dramatic as ever. Fires all over the Cape, more Gupta nonsense,...

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,...

Ten reasons South Africa doesn’t suck right now – January 2017...

2016 came to an eventual end - and we could not be happier. So far, the start of the year has been relatively smooth...

Maybe This Time Beyoncé Will Come To South Africa

The queen and saviour of the music industry, Beyoncé Knowles Carter, and her husband, rapper Jay Z, have announced a part two of their...

Nigeria’s World Cup Kit Is Fire!

On Wednesday night, Nike unveiled the 2018 World Cup kits for the England and Nigerian team, joining the nineteen out of the 32 teams...

Ten Reasons South Africa Doesn’t Suck Right Now – April 2017...

In the wake of a few tumultuous political happenings, April was a good month. The leaves started changing colour, and graduation season went into...

10 reasons South Africa doesn’t suck right now – August edition

Spring is finally here! Our Olympic heroes no doubt made us ridiculously proud, but much of August was anxiety-ridden and taxing for all of...

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...

EXO Inspires South African EXO-Ls To Give Back

The South African EXO fandom known as EXO-Ls showed their love for the K-pop group on its sixth year anniversary by embodying the groups...

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...

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...

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

November has come to an eventual end, but 2016 still hasn't. The world has officially lost its marbles and Trump is officially going to...

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

We're in the thickest end of Winter, we had a TORNADO SCARE last week (!!), and election season is in full swing. We're shaking...

Ten reasons South Africa doesn’t suck right now – August 2017...

2017 continues to do the most: storms are wreaking havoc across the world, poverty stays ruining South African lives and Marikana Day came and...

Qarnita Loxton: On Writing Cape Town’s Sex And The City

Born and bred in Cape Town, Qarnita Loxton started writing as a way of keeping herself busy. Being a shy child, she had always...

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...

‘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...

Ten Reasons South Africa Doesn’t Suck Right Now – May 2017...

May came and went, and we are officially at the halfway point of 2017. We don't know how we got here: there is new...
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