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The Rise of Ritalin

The Rise and Rise of Ritalin

by Kathryn Mitchell / 20.01.2014
The ethics of cognition enhancing drugs. “Academic contraband” may seem like an oxymoron. But, as more and more intellectually intact students turn to Ritalin as a study tool, the term
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Mountains

Away with the Fairies

by Ella Grimwade / 20.01.2014
To you future wanderer, should you ever wander there, I have just one piece of advice. Never, ever trust a little hobgoblin of a man who offers you mushrooms with
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New Kings of the Amagagasi

by Samora Chapman / 17.01.2014
It was all heat and madness as I headed down to the Durban beachfront for Kushay’ igagasi, the only isiZulu surf contest in the country. But what does an isiZulu
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Keep the Faith

by Mahala High Five Brigade / 16.01.2014
2013 was a massive year for Faith47, the street artist hailing from Cape Town. Faith’s powerful work has graced gallery spaces and public walls all over the world. Here’s a
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Nocturnal Ramblings

Nocturnal Ramblings

by Katie de Klee / 15.01.2014
Simon and the Bande à Part are an introspective folk band from Cape Town. They have recently finished recording their fourth album Blinking and Breathing. We had a chance to
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Philanthropic

Philanthropic for Profit

by Ella Grimwade / 15.01.2014
Charity has become something of a dirty word. Dominated by enormous international NGO’s, the charity sector seems incapable of solving social issues. The gap between the richest and poorest grows
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Culture
Vagina

My Baby’s Pony

by Mlilo Mpondo / Illustration by Sasan / 14.01.2014
I found my daughter fiddling with her vagina in the bathtub. The said vagina will here forth be referred to as a pony, it is far too cute to be
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Culture
The Expressionist

The Expressionist

by Mahala High Five Brigade / 14.01.2014
Five Johannesburg photographers were commissioned by adidas Originals to capture portraits of the people that unite Joburg. Each was assigned a neighbourhood and set out to the streets with their
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MOS DEF

Place To Be

by Dudumalingani Mqombothi / 13.01.2014
“I write on anything that will accept ink”, Yasiin Bey says, “whenever I need the solitude to do that. I like writing. But it can be frustrating”.
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Umlilo

The Diva of Kwaai

by Thabiso Hika / 13.01.2014
It is quite rare to come across a completely unique artist in South Africa, without finding the definition seems a little far reaching. On the contrary, describing Siya Ngcobo (known
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