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by Tseliso Monaheng / 28.08.2015 / We catch up with Rendani Nemakavhani – designer, illustrator and initiator of collaborative project ’30 Days & A City’ about trekking innercity Jozi and what she’s cooking up next…
by Hugh Upsher / 28.08.2015 / Hugh Upsher is a boring trail runner now. He provides the ultimate guide to etiquette, fauna and fashion on the Cape Town mountains…
by Samora Chapman / 21.08.2015 / Mahala bumped into Cape Town based artist – Ello – while she was painting a wall in Durban on a golden afternoon. Her refreshing artwork mixes childlike fantasy with elements of vice and darkness. “I am trying to find a balance between being a grown up and making kids’ pictures,” she says…
by Anonymous / 17.08.2015 / Yesterday the nation mourned and remembered the tragic Marikana massacre, which shook the world on 16 August 2012. Activations around the country called for justice and reparations. Lest we forget ‘the man in the green blanket’ and everything he stood for. Durban street artists paid their respects by lacing the city with 44 green blankets…
by Hugh Upsher / 14.08.2015 / “Living in town means you get to tell people you stay in town and feel a moment of superiority over them. The benefits are obvious but the path to finding a place to rent can be a rocky uphill road covered in snakes and land mines…” From crack dens to carpet stains, Hugh Upsher sheds some light on finding a semi-decent dwelling in The Mother City…
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GUGZ AND THE BAM BAM

by Robyn Perros / 07.08.2015
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VISIONS OF EVE

by Franky Blank / Images by Nina Zillah Bekink / 06.08.2015
The Frown’s launch of their new album, We Are Not Dead, shot rivers of enigmatic voltage through my veins. Every detail was mesmerising, from the delicately folded origami swans to
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ODE TO MOMS & DAUGHTERS

by Meghan Daniels / 30.07.2015
Entering Jamie-Lee’s Ma’s house is like stepping into a nostalgic time warp. Memories of a time when we read the ‘Did You Know’ facts on Chappies wrappers, whistled lousy tunes
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SAGE IN DURBAN

29.07.2015
Sage Francis, one of the greatest voices of our generation, is back in Durban. He was here in 2011 and made the song 'Ubuntu' which later appeared on the Sick
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ZAKIFO #FLASHBACK

24.07.2015
Kif. Check out the dope video of the inaugural Zakifo Music Festival held in Durban last month... featuring bands and fans rocking out to Nathalie Natiembe's anthem 'BonBon Zetwal'.
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KEEP IT STREET

by Mahala Scribes / 23.07.2015
Street Scene is a pioneering Durban-based tours and events company that prides itself in being in tune with the very heartbeat of the city, its people and heritage. Tomy Takkies
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THEY WILL HAVE TO KILL US FIRST | DIFF 2015

by Mahala Scribes / 22.07.2015
The moving documentary, They Will Have To Kill Us First, about the ban on music in northern Mali had its African premier at the Durban International Film Festival... Check
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AYANDA | DIFF

by Samora Chapman / 17.07.2015
The opening night of the Durban International Film Festival is one of the highlights of the year for our freaky seaside town. It’s kind-of a big deal. So you can
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DIFF HITS DURBS!

by Mahala Scribes / 16.07.2015
The 36th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) opens tonight and will be blowing up the beach-city's bioscopes for the next 10 days. Get your programme, peep some previews and pass
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PILLARS OF POISON CITY

by Robyn Perros / 15.07.2015
Raheem Kemet is one of the many legends Durban has watched grow from its cultural cracks. He's an emcee, a singer, poet, beatboxer and a walking canvas depicting Durban's conscious
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