Soweto Fashion Week

1 year ago

If a fashion designer can travel for about 1 400km just to showcase few of her craft, one can only conclude that the Soweto Fashion Week is a big deal. Sinawe Khanyo Maseko came all the way from Cape Town to

It’s worms, but you can eat them

2 years ago

To you masonja is a delicacy, but to some it’s still a yuck???

Annual Soweto Pride still relevant 18 years later

2 years ago

By Maria Molokomme It is sad that after so many years of democracy in South Africa there are still marches to highlight plight of queer bodies in Soweto. That’s according to the Forum For The Empowerment Of Women which organised

Full-figured and phly

3 years 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

Covid-19 kept them on the road

4 years ago

A sizeable number of joggers along the Impala Road (R558) has significantly dwindled since President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Level 3 of Covid-19. About 500 joggers and walkers used to populate this main road between Tshepisong and Doornkop, daily. Some started

People of the soil

4 years ago

Like the most, letsoku is one of the indigenous resources that many people overlook. To some it’s still as purposeful as it has ever been. For centuries, Africans relied on ochre or umchako, in isiZulu, for different reasons. This is

Heritage and sentimental mode

5 years ago

Thanks to the Heritage Day (24 September). Friends, neighbours and homegirls gathered in Greenvillage on a sentimental mode to remember where they come from. “We are far away from Limpopo, and live in different parts of Soweto. So, we decided

Reigning Mr & Miss Little Soweto 2019

5 years ago

Thuto Ke Matla Day-care stole the show when it collected the most sought-after titles at this year’s Mr & Miss Little Soweto. Lerato Matlhoko (6) was crowned the queen and her principal Mpho Malope, and teacher Nhlanhla Simka, were voted

For the love of waslapa

5 years ago

“I made more money than my monthly salary in four days,” testifies the 35 years old Lerato Ramathibela of Diepkloof. Probably these are the words that any young entrepreneur would aspire to utter. Lerato’s clothing line, RataVaslapa, has been making

Banking on lessons from the streets

5 years ago

They used to sell anything valuable they could lay their hands on – acquired legally or otherwise.  This includes cellphones and electric appliances they fixed.  They were unemployed and wanted to sustain themselves. Their market was responding positively. That’s how

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