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Rhythms of Unity
in 38 minutes
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
yesterday
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
a week 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?
2 weeks 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?
3 weeks 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 weeks 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…
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Afriyanos: Bringing Afrikaans and Amapiano Together
2 months ago
Amapiano is one of the most popular homegrown music genres, with some of the biggest songs in South Africa. DJs like Kabza de Small, DJ Maphorisa, Uncle Waffles and many others have taken the sound internationally, where international demand for the genre keeps increasing. With its origins in kwaito, house, hip-hop, R&B and jazz, amapiano…
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'Tis the season for seven colours and choices assorted!
2 months ago
The festive season is here and is well on the way. *cues* It's the most beautiful time of the year. There is not one mall and store I've entered that is not filled with large Christmas trees decorated with shiny balls and ornaments. Traditionally, Christmas is a Christian holiday that commemorates the birth of Jesus.…