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#PreLockdown

Things we took for granted #PreLockdown

By: Natasha Archary  As I recount stories from my elders about “the good ol’ days,” I imagine myself doing the same a ...
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Kaya FM Welcomes Sizwe Dhlomo to the Home of The Afropolitan

Kaya FM is pleased to announce that the much-acclaimed broadcaster Sizwe Dhlomo will join the Home of the Afropolitan as ...
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South Africa’s military is not suited for the fight against COVID-19. Here’s why

By: Craig Bailie, Stellenbosch University South African soldiers enforcing the COVID-19 lockdown in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town. EPA/Nic Bothma The ...
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SAB Corporate: Zenzele B-BBEE scheme

The South African Breweries (SAB) wound down its decade long B-BBEE scheme, SAB Zenzele in April. Launched in 2010, the ...
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Reopening of schools on 01 June has parents conflicted

By: Natasha Archary  Confusion reigns and social media rants flood timelines since the President’s address stating the country will move ...
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Episode 6 – 25th Hour in The Bronx

On this episode, Bronx based graphic designer and filmmaker, reckons with the notion that America has devolved into a failed ...
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How South Africa’s health system could take a hit from pandemic lawsuits

By: Keymanthri Moodley, Stellenbosch University and Anita Kleinsmidt, Stellenbosch University A health worker drags an electrocardiograph at the Charlotte Maxeke ...
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Kaya FM says Goodbye to the Uncaptured Team

Thursday the 28th of May 2020,  marks the last day of Uncaptured hosted by Kgomotso Matsunyane and Ndumiso Ngcobo on ...
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Locking down weight gain

By: Natasha Archary Did anyone factor in how much weight we’d be prone to during the lockdown? Naturally, being home ...
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Celebrating Africa Day 2020 online with Worldwide Afro Network

Join us on 25 May to Celebrate Africa Day! Let's engage ourselves in a collective reflection on post-crisis & start building ...
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Setting boundaries for dysfunctional families

Setting boundaries could help save dysfunctional family relationships

By: Natasha Archary   Blood may be thicker than water but it can’t put out fires on unstable family relationships ...
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Cohabiting in 2018

By Motlagae Konyana Living with your romantic partner without marriage has become increasingly common in our society.  A lot of ...
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How to help your child after they have been sexually abused

By Motlagae Konyana Child sexual abuse in South Africa is extremely high. As a parent or guardian, do you know ...
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Single parent dating

Single parent dating: Introducing your kids to your new love

By: Natasha Archary   I’ve been putting off writing about this for a good few months, so when I was ...
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Raising tolerant children

Raising tolerant, inclusive children

By: Natasha Archary   Parenting in the current global political climate is overwhelming. In an ideal world, the colour of ...
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Nanny or daycare? Weighing the pros and cons of childcare

 By: Natasha Archary     One of the most difficult decisions you will make as a parent is which childcare ...
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Understanding you and your child’s rights - Maintainance

Papgeld: Understanding you and your child’s rights

By Zuko Komisa The topic of absent fathers who don't support their children has been a major topic is South ...
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First aid

Supermommy to the rescue: First aid skills every parent should have

By: Natasha Archary   Nothing is scarier than having a little one who is in obvious distress, hurt or not ...
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Be vigilant missing children

Be vigilant: Too many children are going missing in South Africa

By: Natasha Archary   At the time this article was published, the decomposing body of a boy fitting Miguel Louw’s ...
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How much do you pay your Domestic Worker?

By Motlagae Konyana Most households require help and domestic workers/helpers are employed to help with taking care of the children ...
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Promised land: A reflection of South Africa’s development policy and approaches in the past 25 years

By Ndumiso Hadebe The dawn of a democratic dispensation in South Africa, after the oppressive and inhumane government of apartheid, ...
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Episode 1: Saths Cooper – A Conversation On Healing

By Dinika Naidoo Durban-born Dr Sathasivian “Saths” Cooper is prominently known for being one of the founding members, of the ...
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Voting elections

A quick guide to help you on voting day

By: Natasha Archary   In a few short weeks (27 days) South Africans will flock to polling stations to cast ...
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South Africa doesn’t have enough women in foreign policy. Why it matters.

By: Jo-Ansie van Wyk, University of South Africa Women Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Canada last year. Andre Pichette/EPA-EFE The first ...
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South Africa has a plan to fight prejudice. But it’s full of holes

Women and children at a Red Cross camp for displaced victims of xenophobic violence in Johannesburg. EFE-EPA /Kim Ludbrook By: ...
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‘Rape Day’: A new video game glorifying sexual assault raises questions about regulation

By: Dr Marika Guggisberg, CQUniversity Australia nhungboon/Shutterstock A graphic new video game called Rape Day, set to launch in April, ...
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Botswana joins list of African countries reviewing gay rights

By: Andrew Novak, George Mason University The High Court in Botswana is deliberating on a motion to legalise same-sex relationships. Shutterstock ...
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A Song, A Book and A Dish with Electoral Commission V.C. Mr. Terry Tselane

By Zuko Komisa In this week’s installment of A Song, A Book and A Dish, John Perlman spent time with ...
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South Africa gets help tracking down social media predators ahead of poll

By: Martin Plaut, School of Advanced Study A man makes his mark in South Africa’s general elections on May 7, ...
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The Day Chris Hani was assassinated

By David O'Sullivan 26 years ago, I remember that I was in the second year of studying for a miserable ...
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thembeka ngukaitobi, the land is ours book,

An Excerpt from “The Land is Ours” by Tembeka Ngcukaitobi

‘A man of wig and gown’ On 2 October 1910, a steamer from England arrived on South African shores. Among those ...
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Ssshhh: Cinema etiquette

By: Natasha Archary  I’m probably the worst person in the world to watch a movie with, not because I’m distruptive, ...
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the fourth revolution and africa, tech revolutions and africa

[OPINION] The tech revolution – Africa’s opportunity to say no

Sophia, a robot created by Dutch techies, has recently become the first robot in the world to be given human ...
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the pursuit of happiness, can you be successful and happy, the price of success

[OPINION] Realism and success: there’s a third side to the coin – happiness

“When I grow up, I want to be a salesman” – said no five-year-old ever! In the ‘90s, career day ...
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The first family of Ekurhuleni co-hosts #InfluentialFridays

By Zuko Komisa The Executive Mayor of Ekurhuleni, Mzwandile Masina, and his wife Corporate and internal communications and philanthropist, Sinazo ...
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Comedian Tats Nkonzo talks all things Dating, Love and Culture in the 21st Century

By Zuko Komisa Tats Nkonzo is a South African standup comedian, singer, musician and television personality. The former host of ...
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South Africa: A new beginning

By: Anant Singh  “I see only hope for our Country, and that is when white men and black men, desiring ...
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[OPINION] After Life Esidimeni

By Nomali Cele “What happens when many people are involved in a tragedy like this, [is that] we never really ...
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i belong to myself kaya fm, bekezela in a relationship, should you compromise in a relationship

[OPINION] Endurance is not a virtue in relationships

By Nomali Cele Iconic, multi-hyphenate entertainer and activist, Eartha Kitt, famously once said of her approach to relationships, “What is ...
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Xhanti Payi talks raising a boy child, black middle class and more on #InfluentialFridays on Kaya FM

By Zuko Komisa This past week’s guest presenter on Kaya FM’s #InfluentialFridays was Xhanti Payi, an Economist and Founding Director ...
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Celibacy

Celibacy in the modern world. Could waiting strengthen your relationship?

By: Natasha Archary   Whatever happened to traditional dating?  In the age where finding a warm body to keep you ...
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Behind the filter

Behind the filter of the “Instagram perfect” couple – #GetRealAboutLove

By: Natasha Archary   Picture perfect. That’s what you need to achieve to gain traction on Instagram. A jetsetter lifestyle, ...
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Sexual desire

Losing sexual desire may not mean you no longer love your partner

By: Natasha Archary   We all experience dry spells. Married or not. There may be months where all you seem ...
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Nondenominational wedding

Nondenominational weddings: Personal touches are replacing the traditional

By: Natasha Archary   Nothing brings family together or creates divide quite like a wedding. With most couples today being ...
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‘Sex Of The Nation Address’ from Dr. Tlaleng

By Zuko Komisa This week's #InfluentialFridays show had a Valentine's Day conversation with a twist. Medical doctor, activist, facilitator, speaker, ...
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Nickel allergy

Before you get that piercing, beware. You could have a nickel allergy

By: Natasha Archary Body art and piercings have always been a form of self-expression and with many local and international ...
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decks of tsogo, sundowner spots in Johannesburg

See Johannesburg differently from the decks of Tsogo

By Nomali Cele Imagine being whisked away on a whirlwind tour of the city’s best sundowner spots. That was a ...
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Pet friendly hiking

Pet friendly hiking trails in the city

By: Natasha Archary It’s a good idea to take advantage of the final few days of Summer and spend time ...
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Stages of dating

Onto the next: The swift stages of dating today #GetRealAboutLove

By: Natasha Archary    How does one keep track of the stages in a relationship these days? It feels like ...
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Could coffee be the secret to building a strong team?

By: Natasha Archary   With more companies adopting the open office plan structure, one of the toughest tasks for any ...
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Euphoria Golf Lifestyle Estate: The perfect Golfing break outside Gauteng

By Motlagae Konyana Euphoria hydro golf lifestyle estate is minutes away from the Modimolle town center and less than two ...
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let us not be idol or stunned by fear let us not be so comfortable that we ignore another's grieving instead of ending what makes her grieve let us not be scared of the work because it's hard let us move the mountain because the mountain must move let us, oh lords above us and within let us be useful to our neighbors & tender their wounds let us be more bandage than blade unless the blade is needed let us be a sword against what does not bring us closer to home let us be dangerous to that which fails us and bring us a world good to us, all of us all us all us amen

Luxury train travel: The world’s most luxurious railway travel experiences

By Nomali Cele Plus a chance to win a trip on the Blue Train to the value of R32, 860! ...
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Royal Ritsako Game Lodge experience review

By Motlagae Konyana Ritsako game lodge is undoubtly among the perfect and ideal escapes from the city to relax in ...
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tourism month 2018

Tourism Month 2018: SA Tourism has deals planned

By Nomali Cele September is World Tourism Month, which is a month-long exercise meant to encourage people travelling more. Locally, ...
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Great activities you can do for free in any city

By Zuko Komisa We've all found ourselves in a new city. A completely unexplored environment for various reasons, that has ...
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adventure in the eastern cape, dunes in south africa, sandboarding in south africa

Five experiences that prove the Eastern Cape is the adventure province

By Nomali Cele Last week we were invited by SA Tourism and the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency to ...
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Off-peak travel

Off peak travel: Why it makes sense to travel before the annual rush

By: Natasha Archary   Can you believe we’re almost done with August 2018. Another two weeks left and we’ll be ...
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Peaceful Pumba Private Game Reserve and Spa

By Motlagae Konyana Grahamstown is surrounded by beautiful private game reserves and South African Tourism treated us to a stay ...
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asambeni mzansi, sa tourism advert, it's your country enjoy it

Asambeni Mzansi Dialogue by SA Tourism

By Nomali Cele We love travel, so an invite to attend a panel discussion on local travel got an instant ...
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100 Ways to find Nelson Mandela in you

By Motlagae Konyana The South African Tourism industry is celebrating Nelson Nandela’s centenary at this year’s Africa Travel Indaba. In celebrating ...
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jobs that allow you to travel, how to travel for a job

Working on the fly

By Nomali Cele Travel is touted as an important part of life in the 21 century. Be it getting to ...
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Small changes to help you save R400 every month

By Zuko Komisa Saving money is one of the most important things to do, freeing up a few hundred rands ...
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how to deal with career setbacks

How to deal with setbacks and disappointment in your career

By Nomali Cele In a success-driven culture, we are all encouranged…no, expected to have five-year plans that perfectly mark the ...
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Connecting the dots between the hike in South Africa’s VAT and inflation

By: Jannie Rossouw, University of the Witwatersrand       South Africa is bracing itself for the first increase in ...
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how to protect ypur intellectul property in south africa

Know your rights when it comes to intellectual property

By Nomali Cele For people in creative and innovative industries, ideas are everything. But in a capitalistic system where money ...
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Returns policies: What you need to know #KayaKnowYourRights

By: Natasha Archary Thanks to the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), the addage “the customer is always right”, may be your ...
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Education Trust: When to start one and how?

By: Natasha Archary  Children don’t come cheap. Monthly living expenses aside, the cost of planning for a secure future and ...
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When is it the right time to have the money talk with your partner?

By Motlagae Konyana When is it the right time to have the money talk with your significant other? After a ...
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First time investors: Basic investment insights for real and sustainable returns

By: Tshepo Matseba  The most important investment lesson is that investing is more about developing an investment strategy based on ...
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Taking charge of your financial freedom with financial advice

 By Motlagae Konyana Women are increasingly becoming the financial decision makers in their families all the while trying to juggle ...
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Find power in solitude

By: Natasha Archary  Human beings crave interaction. It’s part of our genetic code, to feel loved, touched and needed. So ...
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Be an emotional support system

By: Natasha Archary  Human beings are a complex jungle of raw emotions and feelings, confusing at the best of times ...
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Health and wellness myths that you need to stop believing

By Motlagae Konyana Drinking smoothies is healthy Unless you’re opting for the pricey plans of pureed kale leaves and agave ...
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Traditional medicine on the shelf

Could science and tradition work together to be the solution to Africa's healthcare shortfalls? Article courtesy of Afropolitan Research conducted ...
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Does music really help you focus?

By: Natasha Archary  With more companies adopting the open office concept, cramped working quarters and a noisy environment may make ...
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The tough life of a female boxer

Bukiwe Nonina is a boxer who hails from South Africa's spiritual home of the sport - The Eastern Cape. Anaconda, ...
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Should Shakes Stay or Go?

STAY Proven track record: In 2002, Ephraim Shakes Mashaba led then Amagluglug to their first 2000 Olympics, a first for ...
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Is goal scoring really Bafana’s problem? Inconsistent team selection and poor home form is the team’s Achilles heel

Bafana Bafana may be out of the running of the 2017 AFCON, but they are still in with a chance ...
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Andisiwe Mgcoyi believes in empowering young talent one girl at a time

By Mosibodi Whithead Not for lack of trying, South Africa has struggled to make an impact on global women’s junior ...
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The Home Straight enjoys a delicious Afcon 2017

Before the curtain came down on the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, the Home Straight added some spice of their ...
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iThemba Walkathon

Take a stance on issues that matter to our communities and create positive change by ...
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Wits In The Spotlight

Legendary Witsies are making a difference and we have invited them to tell us a ...
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Eskort Just Delicious Budget Meals

After a freewheeling festive season, #Januworry has many of us tightening the purse strings! Luckily, ...
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ESKORT JUST DELICIOUS

Pork Neck Roast with Pumpkin Fritters and Couscous A #JustDelicious Pork Neck Roast, pan-fried until golden, ...
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ESKORT JUST DELICIOUS

Marinated Loin Ribs with Stuffed Spinach and Corn Bread #JustDelicious Marinated Loin Ribs are braaied ...
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Rib Burger Steamed Buns Our #JustDelicious rib burger and an appetising mixture of red onions, ...
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Christmas Spiced Donut with Brandy Icing Festively flavoured with nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and cloves, our ...
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Savanna Comics Choice Awards 2017

In keeping with a celebration of the breaking down of comedy borders, and amplifying the ...
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