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Whose festival is it anyway?
5 days ago
I recently got a job working as an assistant at a very popular Afrikaans art festival in the Free State province, and working there opened my eyes to how clear the line that separates what people call the two economies (social economies) of South Africa is. The reality is that our country, while there has…
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Fun First-Date Pointers for Teens
2 weeks ago
You’ve dazzled the person you desire, after days and days of rehearsing in front of the mirror, and you finally manage to ask that special guy/girl out on a date. Droplets of sweat forming on your forehead, heart pulsating as the word ‘yes’ escaped their eager lips. You now have the chance to impress them,…
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How to manage your hair in winter
3 weeks ago
Winter is a manic season in any girl’s life. With the cold and precipitation in the air, we often struggle with styling techniques that will stay beautiful throughout the day in any weather. Below I’ll be highlighting a few funky tips for feeling confident in any weather condition, with both your hair do’s and don’ts.…
Metrorail Mondays
Keep Your Chin Up
22 hours ago
The same voicemail lady who seems to be everywhere announces: “The train from Cape Town to the Northern Suburbs is leaving in five minutes, thank you.” Passengers are rushing through the doors at the last minute, looking tired and relieved at the same time. “Heyta bra. How’s things?” a guy asks the fellow next to…
Metrorail Mondays
Lost in Music
4 weeks ago
The Boland Express suffers no delays. Today it runs like clockwork. The train driver is a smooth operator. No sudden abrupt movements. Pulling away, acceleration, slowing down and stopping all seem to be incorporated into one smooth action. In a corner of the carriage on the opposite side of us a young man sits oblivious…
Metrorail Mondays
Look Away
a month ago
“Why you look at me?” a lady asks a guy in the overcrowded carriage. She has an annoyed look on her face and speaks with an Afrikaans accent. “Who... Me? I’m not doing that. Never... not me,” he replies looking somewhat surprised. “What you want?” she asks abruptly. He laughs in disbelief. After a few…
Kultcha Jam
Caster Semenya vs. The World
6 days ago
I’m not a sports fan but the only time I feel any connection to these competitive games is when I see a South African flag emblazoned on a winner’s shirt. I really do swell with pride and patriotism, like a little piece of home is making the world watch in awe. This was the case…
Kultcha Jam
Getting Pierced 101
2 weeks ago
“Okay, are you ready? Now, take a deep breath.” I have heard this sentence year after year, usually seated in a soft leather chair. Familiar gloved fingers hold the needle hovered over my flesh, ready to do its work. No matter how many times I find myself in the hot seat, it still makes my…
Kultcha Jam
A lesson in Self-Care
3 weeks ago
Have you ever felt angry? The type of anger that boils in your centre and spreads its roots to your chest – the type of rage that gathers in your throat and blinds your vision? Have you ever felt bitter? Resentful, unloved, deeply sore and tender but you can’t quite place why? That’s called trauma.…