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How the oceans can clean themselves

This Tedx talk by 18-year-old Boyan Slat proposes using ocean currents and anchored filtration platforms linked by wings of fine-mesh gauze to filter out even the smallest plastic particles from the ocean in the five mid-oceanic gyres on earth.

Something sexy

Whatever language this is in, is totally irrelevant. Apparently the female thespian in question is an actress named Eva Vica Karekes. And a fine actress she is too!

You took the Xhosa words right out of my mouth

Being a first-language English speaker in South Africa can be like living in a mono-lingual culture bubble. Trying to burst that bubble is a fascinating adventure. By Hagen Engler Have I thought of learning Xhosa? I am learning Xhosa! Christ, I’ve been learning Xhosa since 1984! Unfortunately the only purpose for […]

Unfinished business

If you had your chance and you missed it, it’s too late already. Cos we’re not coming back to finish unfinished business like Ali and Frazier. No fight of the Century for me, no Thrilla in Manila, no best of three. One fight, one battle, one showdown to throw down […]

50 Facts on tracks!

Get your music trivia here! 1 Axl Rose is an anagram for “oral sex”. 2 The two largest concert audiences in history were both estimated at 3,5-million people. The one show was Jean Michel Jarre in Moscow in 1997 and the other was your favourite artist – Rod Stewart on Copacabana beach, […]

Flash / Flesh

Flash / Flesh is a French performance-art collective working with a non-erotic take on the nude photography to make statements about contemporary society. The translated version of their page also says this: “Flash / Flesh for instant photographic decay of global society”. And anybody who stands for that is okay […]

The Great Hip Hop Hoax

These two dudes from Dundee, Scotland, could rap, but the industry wouldn’t give them the time of day. Just because of where they were from. Disgusted with the superficial pretentiousness of the industry, and how it utterly disregarded their talent, they decided to call their bluff.  They created two new […]

Such a great game!

This was how I spent Saturday. Well, watching this rugby union test match, and generally being loose on the Joburg scene. We kicked off at a mate’s house in Sandton around noon, spent a couple hours in Soweto, had a taxi breakdown on the way back into Joburg, came in […]

To this day – Shane Coyczan

A spoken-word journey to childhood and back, by Mr Coyczan, a Canadian poet and writer. A proper moving take on the lifelong impact of bullying, and brilliantly enhanced by animations from his collaborators. In 2000, Shane became the first Canadian to win the US’s National Poetry Slam. He is also […]