Monogamy vs. Polyamory in the 21st Century

Reading Time: 2 Minutes \ Some History In 1978, Legendary Afrobeat King Fela Anikulapo Kuti married 27 wives in a custom supported by the Yoruba tradition. In 1986 he would divorce them all, claiming no man should own a woman’s body – Image from: Afropunk.com \ Today Countless laws and cultures have tried to dictate how African people should love …

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I(m)bali Live: Helen Herimbi sits with Kiernan Forbes

Reading Time: 3 Minutes South Africa’s self-proclaimed Prince of Hip Hop visited the #imbaliLIVE couch to discuss his come-up, legendary career and the future of AKA. Two cents: AKA’s real name is pronounced “Kerr-nan” and not “Keenan” Kiernan aspired to become a video game programmer and then a soccer player before transitioning to music. With a come-up story so well-known …

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What The Podcast

Podcasting: The Future of Content? And what you should know to make it work for your business. 3 minute read About 16 million South Africans actively listen to podcasts while commuting, working, exercising, or doing almost any imaginable activity. Podcasts are essentially talk-radio shows (like current affairs, drama or niche topics such as personal development and startups) that people can …

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Unemployment vs. Entrepreneurship:

How Young South Africans are Creating Their Own Means of Survival 3 Minute Read With all its freedoms and independence, adulting is no walk in the park. Most humans can only dream of the life they truly want. While poverty, homelessness and other socio-economic issues constantly remind them how grateful they should be, to at least be employed. It’s hard …

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Just Business: 4 Ways Your Business Grows at The J&B Hive

The J&B Hive, 81 De Korte Street, Braamfontein Since the September launch of our dazzling new home, many people have started asking, “What actually happens at the J&B Hive?” To answer this, the creative business incubator/ accelerator opened its doors for the annual J&B Hive Showcase, a chance to show off their and tell the public more about what their …

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Digify Africa: How To Run a Successful Online Business

Facilitator Themba Jay Business as we know it has always existed in a state of change. From bartering economies, to colonialism and industrial revolutions – major shifts in human society have always been succeeded by changes in the way people do business.  A History of Currency in East Africa (from the-star.co.ke) Today, with a digital revolution disrupting everything from the …

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Friends of King Zimela

We went behind the camera with rising creative superstar Lonwabo Zimela as he unveiled his first solo exhibition,  “Friends of King Zimela”. Estimated Reading Time: 1.5 Minute Naturally shy, King Zimela says his camera is one of the things that have allowed him to express himself. With “Friends of King Zimela”, he uses photography to show appreciation for the friendships …

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Your Human Element

With the rise of influencers, Walk Fresh invited Social Media Superstar/ Illustrator/ Agency Co-founder David ‘Slaying Goliath’ Tshabalala to talk about working with brands and other influential things. Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins As a creative, becoming an influencer might be the perfect platform to make a living from your content. The Good Life can be filled with perks and …

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How Does A Label Do It?

From 16BarsReloaded’s second #MusicUnscripted workshop, we got a glimpse of how major labels create superstars. Estimated Reading Time: 4 Minutes Some of the Music Industry professionals at #MusicUnscripted II The second #MusicUnscripted featured a panel of industry professionals discussing the ‘Independence vs. Signing To A Label’ journeys to musical superstardom. Panelists: Gavin Gutu – Label Manager, Urban Division Universal Music …

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