Vanguard Styles App: Keleabetswe Mahuma Digitizing Beauty & Hair

The international hair industry is huge, with black people accounting for most of its revenue. In South Africa, this is no different; however since moving back, I’ve always been weary of hairstylists. From watching neighbors come out of local salons with freshly relaxed hair without any bounce and too much shine to not finding a stylist in the suburbs, black hair care can be stressful. Vanguard Styles app allows users

Ford’s Short Film: The Independent State of Nandi (2018)

Last July, Ford South Africa released a short film, The Independent State of Nandi. I found the short through a YouTube ad placement. As a sucker for short films, I often spend an unanticipated two to three hours watching indie short films and movie trailers. Thankfully, what eventually spurned one such YouTube binge, The Independent State of Nandi, was relatable. I’ve never owned a vehicle, much less driven with my significant other in the

Oppikoppi 2018 With #HintOfPrintWithOnceTravel

After my much needed break after Oppikoppi, I’m finally getting around to editing! There is still some more content coming, although I’m not sure how quickly it’ll be out. In the mean time, enjoy a sneak peak into my experiences, via the latest #HintOfPrintWithOnceTravel vlog! View this post on Instagram Here’s a SNEAK PEAK for what’s to come next week – our @oppikoppi photo blog ? Shout out to @jaycarsonzine

[LISTEN] “Sativa” – TRON PYRE Releases Single Ahead Of “PANGEA” Project

“Sativa” sates appetites before PANGEA Tron Pyre has been building up anticipation for his next project, PANGEA, through a suspenseful social media campaign on Twitter. Over the weekend, the new age R&B, Soul, singer dropped his single “Sativa”. The track reminds listeners of times when musicians sang and dance in the rain for music videos. Tron Pyre further goes on to include his production credits on Twitter. The melodic composition

Vote Of Thanks: My First Oppikoppi, #OK24NOMAKANJANI

Now that the dust has settled after Oppikoppi 2018, I would like to say thank you. In no particular order, thank you to The Plug Magazine, Once Travel, Jagermeister SA, Tabeth, Shellingson, and TysonFREE. While there were even more people whom I have not named, so many people made Oppikoppi an enjoyable time for me. Oppikoppi Music Festival 2018 For those who did not know, I covered the Oppikoppi Music

#WomxnMoment 2018: #TheTotalShutdown March

New episodes of #WomxnMoment this August At #TheTotalShutdown march, womxn and gender non-conforming individuals took to the streets of South Africa in protest of gender-based violence. What started as a conversation online quickly turned into a movement that saw people performing their rage and demanding for change. #TheTotalShutdown demands In addition to marching, we delivered a 24 point memorandum to Parliament and President Cyril Ramaphosa. While the Cape Town march

Afro-Beauty Consumer [ep. 1] feat. Fenty Beauty

Where does Fenty Beauty fit into Africa? “Dark Continent”, that’s the unbecoming adjective to describe Africa. There is no better indicator that the continent is left out of the global market. In fact, this is most acutely in how brands interact with Africans and how Africans are only “meant” to participate as consumers. Worse, there seems to be an underlying assumption that Africans will “consume” anything. As such, Afro-Beauty Consumer, a

Credipple: Where Crediting Creators, Entrepreneurship, and Digital Meet

The dawn of digital meant content could be produced and disseminated as fast as one’s internet speed. At the same time. a creator’s work could be stolen, re-purposed, and re-presented just as quickly. For this reason, the conversation about ‘credits’ began. In South Africa, the most recognizable form of that conversation was #CreditThePhotographer, pioneered by Austin Malema alongside, colleague and friend, Cedric Nzaka. In recent months, Credipple launched to carry

Zana Masombuka On Creating And Becoming Ndebele Superhero

A superhero is defined as “a fictional hero having extraordinary or superhuman powers” according to Merriam Webster. While Marvel gave us the likes of Black Panther and Thor, Zana Masombuka created “Ndebele Superhero” in 2017. Zana is a Johannesburg based, freelance creative director, originally from Siyabuswa, KwaNdebele. Her heritage is the foundation to her work, and the lack of representation of Ndebele people in 21st century society spurned her creation

What I Learned About the 30 Day Yoga Journey I Couldn’t Finish

At the beginning of June, I started a 30 Day Yoga Journey. I haven’t completed it, and I’m okay with that. At some point life got the best of me, work got busy, and I fell ill. However, I learned the lesson that I set out to find. Becoming less reactionary, breathing deeply By the time I arrived in Johannesburg, for #HintOfPrintWithOnceTravel, I had only just caught up with my