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April, 2017

  • 9 April

    Anything ‘Junkier’ Than Status?

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    Leago Mamabolo and Geoffrey Shein South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, can be said to be a man who has weathered many storms- and not the good kind, if storms can be said to be any good. Zuma’s 2006 rape trial recently resurfaced in 2016 under the hashtags #RememberKhwezi and #1in3. …

March, 2017

  • 31 March

    The reshuffling of an already-weak hand of cards.

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    Geoffrey Shein President Jacob Zuma fired Minister Pravin Gordhan last night. Zuma held an emergency meeting at his residential home where he announced the reshuffling of his cabinet along with the ousting of several ministers. This political reshuffling has removed the stalwart guardian of treasury: Pravin Gordhan. Now ex-minister, Pravin …

  • 3 March

    The beautiful tragedy of Concrete Jungles

    A valley of undulating concrete slabs line the Holocaust Monument in Berlin, Germany as a artistic reminder of the uncertainty and fear Jewish populations were plagued by during Nazi Germany. Here, concrete as art stands in direct juxtaposition to concrete as - for some - an energy-consuming architectural eye-sore.

    Jomiro Eming Buildings with concrete-like foundations have been dated back to as far as Ancient Greece, and today they line our cities and societies. Although concrete is the second most consumed product in the world – the first being water – it is also one of the least energy efficient …

  • 1 March

    Nasty C’s success at Metro FM Awards

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    Emma Hanly The 16th annual Metro FM Awards was held at the Durban ICC on Saturday. Local rapper – Nasty C – went home as the night’s biggest winner with an impressive total of four awards: including Best New Artist, Best Male, Best Hip Hop and Song of The Year. The most coveted …

September, 2016

  • 20 September

    Join the “treevolution!”

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    Jomiro Eming Since its inception two years ago, the Hogsback Festival of Trees  returns again this September. Terra-Khaya, in association with GreenPop, hope to give back to the Earth, reconnect people with nature, and ultimately reach their target of planting another 2 000 endemic trees. Apart from “greening” – the …