Empowering the nation – one learner at a time

Making sure that every child in South Africa gets access to education and information has always been a goal to reach in South Africa. In 2003 two young researchers, Joy Oliver and Makhosi Gogwana at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) were looking at ways in which science, technology, innovation...

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“Nude is Art” – Matiyela

Considering that the exhibition and publication of Nude Photography may be controversial, because many perceive it as Pornography,  for 22-year-old nude photographer, it is all about Fine Art and expressing himself. Durban University of Technology’s very own third year Photography student, Lucky Matiyela is the owner and founder of BLKFRRST...

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Past June 16

I remember when the world stood on its axis and the tribal drums pronounced the birth of an African child I remember when life nurtured my senses and wrapped my innocence inside the quiet warmth of childhood blankets I remember when we learnt to scribbled our dreams into the Mud...

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A beauty with a heart

You may have heard the quote, “Giving is not just about making a donation, it is about making a difference”. A true testament to this, is the 21 year old, Lisanne Lazarus. This final year broadcast student, is also the current Miss Mamelodi Sundowns in KwaZulu Natal and the national...

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Following in her mother’s footsteps

There’s a rich meaningful Zulu idiom that says ukhamba lufuze imbiza and those of you who are in touch with their roots will understand just how prophetic this phrase is ezimpilweni zabantu base Afrika. Others even go as far as saying ufuzo luyadlulela. That’s how powerful and majestic our indigenous...

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A guitarist who breathes music

It is the great trumpeter, Hugh Masekela, who said “I have lived for music ever since I could think”. And in that light, South Africa could be blessed with another fine-tuned artist, this time, a groovy guitarist whose music is distinct. The 23 year old Xolani Xolo, who hails from...

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