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by Mahala Scribes / 25.05.2015 / Producer and parisian beatmaker, Epic Empire, will be setting fire to the floor this June with his sexy intergalactic electro at the Zakifo Muzik Festival in Durban…
by Mahala Scribes / 22.05.2015 / Nathalie Natiembé, one of Reunion island’s most powerful and moving voices, will be enchanting audiences on the opening night of Zakifo, at the Durban City Hall.
by Mahala Scribes / 20.05.2015 / The QUEST BOYS was established in Durban in 2004 by a small crew of aspiring graffiti kids in love with art and hip hop. Their message was clear – graffiti is not only a ‘gangster thang’… it can be uplifting, vibrant, fun, socially relevant and collaborative too. The crew gradually spread to Jozi, Cape Town and London, and they are about to have their debut show and zine launch…
by David Alvarez / 18.05.2015 / David Alvarez takes us on a smokey stroll through the Mother City streets in the name of Mary Jane. Free Ganja! Aka the Cape Town Cannabis March, 2015…
by Samora Chapman / 15.05.2015 / Nathan Roodt, Zigzag and Mahala designer, is a man of few words. But put him on a skate-plank or a surfboard and he’ll show you what’s what. We got him to test ride some Tomy Takkies on a sunny afternoon…
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DEAR (SOME) WHITE FRIENDS

by Ameera Conrad / Illustration by Nathan Roodt / 14.05.2015
Let me start by being very clear: I don’t hate you. What I hate is bad cell-signal. What I hate is running out of milk after pouring the water into
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MAHALA MIXTAPE

12.05.2015
This week's Mahala Mixtape is bizarre and beautiful – from trans-gender synth pop out of Gaborone to bluesy blue-grass from Toronto and future-rap from Mzansi. It's a vibe. Dig it...
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PAPER CUT

by Robyn Perros / Images by Samora Chapman / 11.05.2015
"Most artists will look at a blank canvas and see what they can add to it to create an artwork but Karla Nixon does things slightly differently – by seeing
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BURN VIRGIN

by Nina Zillah Bekink / 08.05.2015
I was a burn virgin, rolling through the dust to ‘Tankwa Town’. The landscape became more surreal the further from reality we slipped, and from the moment I was ‘welcomed
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ZILLE’S OFFICE

by Teigue Blokpoel / 06.05.2015
Everyone who’s played Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater has envisioned skating outrageous locations that would generally never be accessible. From foundries to airports and that pristine marble ledge in your town
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THE MANY FACES OF THE GUMBO YA-YA’S

by Hugh Upsher / 04.05.2015
Heino Retief has been in the Cape Town live music scene for close to a decade now, playing bass for The Revelators, The Future Primitives and now fronting his own
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DOC’S SHOES

by Samora Chapman / 30.04.2015
I’m not a fan of western medicine. The vast chasm between saving people and big business has never sat well with me. But when the chips are down and the
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MLUNGUS WANTED

by Mooketsi Nthite / 29.04.2015
The fact that a country like SA, which has a powerful musical heritage, only hooked up its national music awards show in 1994 shows how fragmented the local music industry
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TO MAKE A BEARDED MAN CRY

by Dashen Naicker / Illustration by Nathan Roodt / 24.04.2015
"I don’t mind being called Muslim, but it’s inaccurate. I am not Muslim. Brown people with beards are sometimes Muslims. But sometimes they’re Christians, Atheists, Hindus or struggling-to-figure-it-all-out like me."
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TEXTING THAYURI

by Tseliso Monaheng / 23.04.2015
Tseliso Monaheng spots a girl sitting calmly on the stairs, rocking blue Tomy Takkies and a killer smile. Later, he hits her up for a quote. And the Wits student,
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