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Girlfriend Proposals: Love Upgrade or Total Hype?
yesterday
In the spotlight of social media, where every photo and story is broadcasted to the masses, there's a fresh trend on the block—girlfriend proposals. Yep, you heard that right. Proposals aren't just for popping the big marriage question anymore; they've stylishly slid into the dating scene, igniting all kinds of buzz about their meaning and…
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Claremon-Mobri-Kaap!
a month ago
Step into the bustling streets of Cape Town, and you're stepping into a world where the taxi culture isn't just transportation; it's the city's lifeblood, an ode to the spirit of its people. For those setting foot in the Mother City for the first time, be prepared for an immersive experience, a dive into the…
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Amapiano: From South African Beats to Global Debates
a month ago
The main event at the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations wasn't the match between the South African and Nigerian teams; the real showdown occurred on Twitter with the Amapiano wars between South Africans and Nigerians. Not me logging in after the match and seeing a tweet saying, "Dear South Africans, Amapiano belongs to Nigerians now"…
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Situationships
2 months ago
“We’re seeing each other but we’re not ‘together’.” “We don’t like labels, but we’re definitely more than friends with benefits.” “There’s an emotional connection but I don’t know where I stand or how to introduce them to my friends.” If you’ve ever said or heard any of these phrases uttered before, you’ve likely either been…
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Echoes Through Time
2 months ago
At the core of oral tradition is the goal of preservation. It is why, through the power of our voice and gestures, we tell stories of the past to preserve our cultures, identities, and customs and pass them on from one generation to the next. It is important to acknowledge and examine how storytelling and…
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Whispers from kwaGogo: The Magic of Oral Storytelling
2 months ago
Picture this scene: You're 5 or 6 years old and visiting kwaGogo for the holidays. All your cousins and siblings are there, and you're seated on the dining room floor waiting for breakfast or lunch to be served. UGogo and your Aunt arrive and give you all a meal and promises that if you finish…
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From Maan Kyking to Boeber Night
3 months ago
Ramadaan is around the corner, and Muslims worldwide are preparing for the auspiciousness of this wonderful month. With Muslims following the lunar calendar, Ramadaan is the ninth month of the Islamic year, with its commencement moving forward by eleven days annually. Ramadaan is an important month for Muslims because it was during this period, 1445…
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Rhythms of Unity
3 months ago
While travelling to school on the busy roads of Cape Town, navigating the sea of taxis, buses and the occasional cyclist riding the wave of early morning traffic, you may see the countless posters hung up. Registreer en Stem! Bhalisa, away vote! Register and Vote! As we near thirty years of democracy, one cannot help…
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Echoes of Identity: Embracing Our Mother Tongues
3 months ago
International Mother Language Day always strikes a deep chord with me. It's a day that celebrates the rich tapestry of languages that form the very backbone of our diverse cultures and identities. Let me share a bit about how this day came into being and why it resonates so profoundly with me as a Black…
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Love in the Digital Age: Unpacking Valentine's Day 2024
4 months ago
It's that time of the year again when love seems to be in the air, and every storefront is decked out in red and pink. But as we dive into the heart of February, let's hit pause and ask ourselves: is Valentine's Day still relevant for us, the young and restless? Should we even contemplate…
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What the heck, Grammys?
4 months ago
We spoke about snubs at the Oscars, and next up, we have snubs at the Grammys! If you haven't seen it yet, on Sunday, during his acceptance speech for the Dr Dre Global Impact Award at the Grammys, Jay-Z stood on business and called the Recording Academy out for not giving his wife credit where…
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Barbie at the Oscars: Feminism or Faux-Pas?
4 months ago
Barbie has made headlines again. The lack of recognition of the work of Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie in the Director and Best Actress category nominations for the film Barbie at the upcoming 96th Oscar Academy Awards has caused an uproar with the internet regarding it as 'anti-feminist'. However, the nomination of their co-star, America…
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Netflix Dreams
4 months ago
Hailing from Samora Machel in Phillipi, 24-year-old performer Bonani Ngamlane proves that dreams come true with his inspirational journey that started from his adolescent dreams in Samora and took him to the world with his role as Qhawe Jobodwana, a football team member in The Queenstown Kings, which premiered on the 17th of November on…