Race Relations: All Downhill From Here

By Attiya Karodia Last year, just a day short of the anniversary of Madiba’s passing, I witnessed an event that jolted me from the Suburban New South Africa dream we’ve seen reiterated in our rainbow nation ads and former model-c schools. Standing at the Gautrain bus station in Rosebank, a well-spoken white man provoked, attacked […]

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Living on the Cape’s Pavements

By Noluvuyo Bacela When I was younger I had this unnerving fear of living in a shack. The idea of calling four rusty tin walls with only one exit and electrical cables dangling above my head a home didn’t really sit well with me and neither did watching my childhood friend run along into the death-trap […]

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Born Free and Inspiring – Zizipho Ndevu

By Attiya Karodia As a young woman growing up in a Free South Africa, I’ve learned that the word ‘free’ is often subject to circumstance, and that the word ‘young’ is only a matter of the inner youth you possess. But being a woman is something that is given to you without warning, and you cannot negotiate […]

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Nkulee Dube: Like Father, Like Daughter

By Kye Makyeli Known by many as the daughter of the late reggae music sensation and maestro Lucky Dube, Nkulee Dube continues in her father’s footsteps as an artist and continues to fly the reggae flag high, fusing it with sounds of ethno-soul and jazz. The South African songstress also emerged top nominee in six […]

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Me, My Nelson Mandela and Ridiculous Dreams

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela means different things to different people around the world. To many, he is the symbol of unity, peace and freedom. He is the ‘Father of the Nation’ in South Africa. He is the leader of a band of men and women who delivered equality in a country ravaged by apartheid for many […]

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Africa Is Who We Are

Article written by Likeleli M. Monyamane. In school, they did not teach me to have pride in my continent. They never taught me who I was or what being African meant. Growing up I wanted to speak English with a perfect American twang like the actresses on the Bold and the Beautiful; my grandmother’s favourite […]

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Powerful African Goddess: Valerie Kimani

  • by Teakisi
  • Mar 13, 2012
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Beautiful Kenyan born Valerie Kimani shot to fame after winning East Africa’s reality show Project Fame in 2006. Her prize was a three year recording contract with Gallo Records in South Africa. Her music embraces many styles R&B, Rumba, Jazz et cetera.  To our readers and to those who don’t know anything about this vibrant inspiring African lady, below is a taste of what she is all […]

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