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Ms. Aluwani Ratshiungo

Dating While Feminist: an extreme sport

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Imbawula is a monthly storytelling initiative which brings together four storytellers from different walks of life to share their experiences – whether inspiring, humorous, touching or thought provoking – with a view to exposing a shared human experience. In this story, Ms. Pontsho Pilane navigates the all too common pitfalls of dating while feminist. There…

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Shabaka channels The Wisdom of Elders

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London based saxophonist and bandleader Mr. Shabaka Hutchings recently launched Wisdom of Elders, the latest project from his outfit, Shabaka and the Ancestors, at The Orbit, in Johannesburg. In this exclusive conversation with MS. ALUWANI RATSHIUNGO, he took us track by track, through the project. “Normally, when I write songs, I just start to write and then afterwards I…

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Womb-Man | A story about infertility

Infertility is a sensitive enough subject, without the stigma often attached it. Although men and women can suffer from it, it is women who bear the brunt of a society that essentialises womanhood around child-bearing. For those who endure the pain of longing for a child, with no natural means to conceive one, it is often difficult…

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MBFWJ16 | Menswear showcase underwhelms

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The curtain came down last week on the first ever Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg (MBFWJ) Spring/Summer showcase, and as MS. ALUWANI RATSHIUNGO reports, some of the menswear on show left much to be desired.  In comparison to the A/W 16 collections, the MBFWJ S/S menswear collections were somewhat disappointing. The decision to move the S/S showcase from Cape…

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