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#BeautifulNews: The children setting the stage for a united Hillbrow
Hillbrow is a neighbourhood clouded by misconceptions. It’s had many lives over the years, from being a segregated area during apartheid to becoming the mix of nationalities and cultures it is today. Over time, it has developed a reputation for crime and violence. For Gerard Bester, it’s home. “There are many negative stories about Hillbrow,” he says. Bester uses theatre as a safe space for children to overcome issues they face, such as xenophobia and drug abuse. On stage, they take back the narratives surrounding their town. Read Gerard Bester's full story...
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18 Dec 2018 13:36
#BeautifulNews: The children setting the stage for a united Hillbrow
Hillbrow is a neighbourhood clouded by misconceptions. It’s had many lives over the years, from being a segregated area during apartheid to becoming the mix of nationalities and cultures it is today. Over time, it has developed a reputation for crime and violence. For Gerard Bester, it’s home. “There are many negative stories about Hillbrow,” he says. Bester uses theatre as a safe space for children to overcome issues they face, such as xenophobia and drug abuse. On stage, they take back the narratives surrounding their town. Read Gerard Bester's full story...
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18 Dec 2018 13:36
#BeautifulNews: Caught between a rock and a hard place? Dare to climb
Chalk-covered hands grip neon holds. Legs stretch across ledges to keep balance. One slip and you drop the ground. But the frustration of falling only fuels Glenn Moncrieff’s motivation. There’s a peak to reach – it’s just a matter of figuring out the route. He knows all too well the obstacles that come with climbing. Moncrieff has been doing it for 10 years, and relishes the process. “The unpredictability and challenges of a climbing wall mirror life,” he says. Because of this parallel, Moncrieff is showing the ropes to vulnerable youth. Moncrieff cofounded the NPO DreamHigher to bring climbing to children living on the street. The sport requires resources and access. By opening it up to kids in Cape Town, Moncrieff is bridging social divides. Read Glenn Moncrieff's full story...
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13 Dec 2018 08:14
#BeautifulNews: Caught between a rock and a hard place? Dare to climb
Chalk-covered hands grip neon holds. Legs stretch across ledges to keep balance. One slip and you drop the ground. But the frustration of falling only fuels Glenn Moncrieff’s motivation. There’s a peak to reach – it’s just a matter of figuring out the route. He knows all too well the obstacles that come with climbing. Moncrieff has been doing it for 10 years, and relishes the process. “The unpredictability and challenges of a climbing wall mirror life,” he says. Because of this parallel, Moncrieff is showing the ropes to vulnerable youth. Moncrieff cofounded the NPO DreamHigher to bring climbing to children living on the street. The sport requires resources and access. By opening it up to kids in Cape Town, Moncrieff is bridging social divides. Read Glenn Moncrieff's full story...
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13 Dec 2018 08:14
Spar Carols by Candlelight with Jacaranda FM kicks off festive season with a bang
The Spar Carols by Candlelight with Jacaranda FM took place at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on 11 December 2018. Jo Black, Karen Zoid, Kurt Darren, Charlize Berg, Nadine, Nianell, Swing City, Nick from Rubber Duc, and the Ndlovu Youth Choir performed at the event.
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12 Dec 2018 11:27
Dinner with Lorna Maseko at Bowl'd Sandton
Lorna Maseko hosted an exclusive dinner with fans and media at Sandton's newest restaurant Bowl'd on Thursday, 6 December 2018.
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10 Dec 2018 13:56
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