Over the weekend Newtown Junction saw a flux of sneaker fanatics flocking in and out of the creative hub of Johannesburg, Newtown. Young and old sneaker heads came to celebrate Africa’s largest sneaker trading event Sneaker Exchange, the event was headlined by one of the biggest hip-hop star Cassper Nyovest exhibiting his Family Tree merchandise alongside many other talented vendors.   The event gave an opportunity to young upcoming artists to showcase their different crafts including performances on stage that took the event to another level of fun and drew in more crowds, with the mall seeing over one thousand attendees, it was definitely theRead More →

If being an actor is one of your biggest dreams? Then you need to head to the MTV Shuga auditions and make that dream come true. The award-winning educational drama series, MTV Shuga which airs on MTV Base (DStv channel 322) invites all young aspiring South African actors to audition for the upcoming season of MTV Shuga: Down South. This year, thousands of young hopefuls will have the opportunity to audition in not just one, but two South African cities and MTV Shuga online platforms. The 2018 MTV Shuga public auditions will take place on Saturday, 25 August 2018 at Zone 6 Venue in JohannesburgRead More →

Guess who’s in New York City for this year’s Afropunk festival? Sho Madjozi…iyhaaa!  What is AfroPunk Festival NYC? AfroPunk is an annual arts festival that celebrates the cornerstone of AFROPUNK through music and, film, skate and art and will be taking place on 25 to 27 August 2018 in New York City, Brooklyn.  AfroPunk Festival which is now in its 13th instalment has made its annual debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York City in 2005. It is about celebrating uniqueness and lifestyle and, it is also considered as a culture that allows people to express themselves with no fear ofRead More →

Only a few cars can give a girl a sense of power and status on the road and lately, a bakkie is one of them. You may have come across double cab bakkies in every corner of your hood buzzing up and down and, probably serving the same purpose. But, never one that stands out from the rest like the Ford Ranger FX4 “Panther Black” Special Edition! At least that’s what I thought the first time I laid my eyes on it – stylish with lots of street pizzazz. You might confuse it with the XLT or Wildtrak if you’re not attentive to detail butRead More →

We stumbled across an article on Youth Village describing Sho Madjodzi as “one of those women most people in the new South Africa who would think of as weird”. We thought that’s nothing new! People in South Africa have always classified Vatsonga as unorthodox due to their way of living, from the clothes they wear to the speech sounds of their language. But this is not the point – poet and rapper Sho Madjozi; is an epitome of what village dreams are made of! See what we did there? Sho Madjozi whose real name Maya Wegeriff hails from Shirley; a small village in Limpopo. She’sRead More →

When singer Janelle Monae released her Pynk music video, the world watched in awe. She celebrated femininity and women’s empowerment in a way we hadn’t seen in a long time. While the pink ruffled pants she and her dancers wore were eye-catching, her hairstyle stole the show! In celebration of Women’s Month, Darling Hair wanted to achieve her head-turning look, and asked Darling stylist Jimmy Shibambu to give us a few tips on how to achieve it. He said “there are a few things to note about her hairstyle, which adds to its appeal. It’s a low maintenance, and budget-friendly hairstyle. It’s versatile and canRead More →

Spring just got a whole lot better! Multi award-winning Tsonga musician, Benny Mayengani is set to fill up Giyani Stadium. The “Swani fanela” hit maker, roughly translated to “it suits me” is following on the steps of a fellow musician Cassper Nyovest who has filled the Dome in Johannesburg in 2015. This sensational event will take place on 1 September 2018 at the Giyani Stadium in Limpopo. This will be considered to be historical event  in Giyani should Mayengani fill up the stadium to its capacity or not. He says this is going to be all-night event jam packed with music that supporters will enjoy.Read More →

Did you know that depression is the leading cause of suicidal cases amongst young people? The South African Anxiety and Depression Group (SADAG) revealed alarming statistics which show that nine per cent of all deaths among teenagers are due to suicide in South Africa.  There are various reasons or problems that lead to people committing suicide. With the recent case of Khensani Maseko, a third year BA student from the Rhodes University who committed suicide after being allegedly raped by her ex-boyfriend, it is very important that we talk about depression and share ideas that might help raise awareness. What is depression? According to AmericanRead More →

Have you ever considered how far will you go to realise a childhood dream? We are wired to wonder, but few find the drive to step off the beaten track to satisfy that curiosity. This August, Discovery Channel presents a travel adventure of mystery and impossibility in HITCHED, the brand-new series following the story of two ill-equipped and under-financed South Africans, who set out to realise their lifelong dream of finding the legendary water-dwelling creature of the Congo River basin folklore, Mokele-Mbembe. Produced by Tomfoolery, the 10-part documentary series, captures the epic journey of cousins and passionate explorers, Luke MacDonald and Jordan Deall, as theyRead More →

As we look back on the month of July, in South Africa a month synonymous with the late Nelson Mandela, who was born on 18 July 1918, we reflect on this particular year, which marks his 100th birthday. ‘Madiba Month’ generated a phenomenal amount of goodwill, with individuals and businesses around the country paying it forward, donating 67 minutes of their time to creating a better South Africa. A beautiful quotation by this great man is truly at the heart of READ Educational Trust’s quest of literacy for all South Africans: “A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when youRead More →