#ICYMI: Looking back on the history of Youth Day 42 years later

Youth Day came to be observed as a public holiday following the Soweto uprising that occurred on 16 June 1976. Pupils from numerous Soweto schools are reported to have had a peaceful protest in the streets of the township in response to the introduction of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction at their schools. The protest turned violent when police opened fire on unarmed pupils. By the third day the unrest had gained momentum and spread to townships around Soweto and other parts of the country. The class of 1976…

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Kick off! Where to watch the World Cup’s opening game

As the 2018 Fifa World Cup kicks off today, soccer fanatics, occasional fans and even those not moved by World Cup fever will be glued to their screens to catch a glimpse of the opening ceremony and the first match between Russia and Saudi Arabia. Even though our home team is not in the World Cup, there are other African teams raising Africa’s flag high – Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, and Senegal  – these are some big African teams that you can put your money on. South Africa’s fan culture…

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Donate to Hope for Winter and help keep a fellow South African warm

The Hope for Winter charity drive returns to cities across South Africa in June and members of the public are invited to assist in the gathering of warm winter clothes, blankets and non-perishable food items for their local shelters. The 18th national Hope for Winter campaign is hosted by Mould Empower Serve (Mes), PEN, Isinkwa Setheku and Towers of Hope, in collaboration with various churches and charity organisations. Reverend Alan Childs, CEO of Mes, said that being a part of this year’s Hope for Winter campaign allows the organisation the…

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Top games to play if you have insomnia

Do you find yourself tossing and turning at night? Overthinking? Counting sheep? Or even worse, planning out a possible dream? Well, you might have insomnia. Technically, insomnia is understood as a sleep disorder that is marked by struggling to fall and/or stay asleep – waking up during the night and failing to go back to sleep. The bottom line for the rest of is that this is an annoying condition because we have to wake up and be adults. Since insomnia likes being childish, check out City Buzz’ top five…

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Heineken South Africa brews Joburg entrepreneurs

Heineken South Africa and its partners have selected 45 entrepreneurs to take part in this year’s Orange Corners entrepreneurial programme. Initiated in 2016, the Johannesburg-based business incubator houses start-ups and provides them with workspaces, knowledge and training, mentorship and coaching. Read: Funding sources for women entrepreneurs Selected from over 400 applicants, the budding entrepreneurs, ranging from bed-making to the arts and crafts, are currently placed in Braamfontein, Diespsloot and Maboneng. Each hub has a unique focus and intent, Braamfontein targets innovative tech entrepreneurs and SME’s; Diepsloot is focused on supporting local…

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IN PICTURES: Joburg celebrates Africa Day

Social cohesion and sport come together in the #ConnectToGreatness campaign – a campaign spearheaded by Africa’s largest Pay-TV provider, DSTV. The campaign anticipates mass support for the African Teams in the 2018 Fifa World Cup by ensuring that subscribers of DSTV’s Compact package have access to all 64 live games. Photo: Risenga Thomas Chauke. As Africa Month celebrations come to an end, the campaign showcases soccer’s roots in Africa with African soccer giants Nigeria, Egypt and Senegal anticipated to leave a mark in Russia at the world cup. Photo: Risenga…

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Woza Albert! returns to the Joburg Theatre

Percy Mtwa, Mbongeni Ngema and Barney Simon’s Woza Albert! is back by popular demand. Showing on The Fringe stage at the Joburg Theatre from 1 June until 17, the play remains one of the most exciting examples of satirical anti-apartheid theatre, demonstrating innovation and creativity during an important period of theatre in South Africa. Read: The Zulu comes to Jozi The play stars Segomotso Modise and Hamilton Dlamini who play the roles of various black South Africans – a vendor, barber, domestic worker, manual labourer and soldier – receiving the news…

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Bipolar Awareness Day: Bipolar sufferers don’t need to feel isolated

Bipolar disorder is a hidden societal problem, with many believing their fluctuating moods are part of life – and suffer for years without realising that help is available. Read: Living with bipolar disorder: Managing your symptoms and staying balanced The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag) will be hosting a number of events around the country to raise awareness and create conversations surrounding bipolar disorder, for Bipolar Awareness Day on 26 May. Psychiatrist Dr Kim Laxton said, “Manic depression has been used as a clinical description of bipolar and related…

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Delicious African dishes to try out on Africa Day

As we celebrate all things African today, 25 May, City Buzz took some time to look at Africa’s diverse cuisine – cuisine that does not only mirror the continent’s rich cultural diversity but also shows our culinary prowess. Try out these delicious dishes to celebrate the continent’s rich flavours. Pounded yam and egusi soup Country: Nigeria Made by boiling yam and pounding it, pounded yam goes well with egusi soup and is loved by Nigerians and Africans in the diaspora. Pweza wa nazi Country: Tanzania A delicacy from Tanzania’s Zanzibar…

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WATCH: KZN Heritage Ensemble celebrates African heritage

Following a successful run at The Joburg Theatre, The KZN Heritage Ensemble, a 16-voice strong acapella outfit, dazzled audiences with their IJADU le Afrika performances. Read: #AfricaDay: Our favourite throwback African videos As part of Africa Month celebrations at the theatre, the audience witnessed the stellar ensemble deliver riveting renditions of Amahubo, ancient songs sung by Abanguni in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries as a way to archive significant events in their communities. The ensemble performances present a mixture of music and history by revisiting historical moments in South Africa’s…

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