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

Covid-19 kept them on the road

1 year 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

3 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

3 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

Church Kota wins at a Soweto festival

3 years ago

The Blue Sky Church from Little Falls is R20 000 richer after judges at the Soweto Kota Festival agree that the church’s Kota was the most scrumptious. Recipient of the prize was Fortune Malgas who is one of the congregants.

Chilling out at Bafokeng Corner

3 years ago

Without a doubt, Bafokeng Corner in Mapetla is one of the favourite hangout spots in Soweto. Numbers can’t deceive the eyes. One mingles with beautiful people – young and, well, old. The music is beautiful, according to your taste, food

Rest In Style

4 years ago

Indeed things have changed. Ordinary bed-like tombstones are laid to rest. Tebogo Ndou from Hardrock Innovation in Midway, Soweto testifies: “Some bereaved families go for swanky tombstones.” Prices can be anything from R6000.00 to R100 000. “It’s not even about the

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