Full-figured and phly

12 months ago

The full-figured girls of Soweto are reclaiming their right to be here. Members of Xivumvha Sparkles remind and give each other that much-needed pep talk: be comfortable in that plus-size body that you’re living in. They meet every Sunday at

“Our music video is different”

1 year ago

A music video for the track, Ushukela, is out and Team Solplaatjie duo, Msesho Kau and TJ Mr Vans couldn’t be more happy. According to them, ushukela (sugar) means money and that it is worth being sweat for. They feature

Book for thought

2 years ago

Title: Rich Dad, Poor Dad Authors: Robert T. Kiyosaki & Sharon L. Lechter Publisher: Warner Books “If I stopped working today, how long could I survive?” This question smashed like a sucker punch across the face, in a country which


2 years ago

Yet again, a handful crew of enthusiasts filmmakers in Soweto put together a 5-minute film, Redeemed. The film is about a thug whose boss pushes him beyond the limit by stealing a moment with his girlfriend.

Karate taught Noma discipline

2 years ago

Nomalungelo Nkosi of Protea Glen has broken her leg, arm, got hit hard in the chest and suffered blue eyes, but she’s still resilient about playing karate. She doesn’t like the sport, she loves it. She is a member of

Moroka Swallows walk against gender-based violence

2 years ago

Moroka Swallows F.C players were at the receiving end of the hard talk from the club’s integrity committee chairperson, Tshepo Mokoena, at the Zoo Lake Sports Club grounds. This is where Mokoena’s non-profit organization, MADA, was hosting a 5km walk

Soweto Gospel Choir is in demand

2 years ago

Did you know that Soweto Gospel Choir is so big and in demand that it had to split itself into three groups to cater to the needs of its fans worldwide? The late David Mulovhedzi founded the choir in 2002,

Setswana matters in Tsoness’ music

2 years ago

Tsoness is a rebel with a cause. She intently uses her mother tongue, Setswana, to drive her passion for music. She’s adamant that not even a recording deal would defect her aim to use her language as a medium. “That

Who’s Robert Mugabe

3 years ago

Title: Dinner With Mugabe Author: Heidi Holland Type: Biography Publisher: Penguins Books (2008) If interviewees in this book, Dinner With Mugabe, have anything to go by, the former statesman was a stubborn loner and revolutionary who preferred to be in

Triology: in the name of dance

3 years ago

What makes this group even different is that they make their own music. “Our style of dance influences our music. We don’t do those 4 or 16 bars. We tell the producer what we want and how we want it,”

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