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A moment to reflect with ‘A Year That Was’ 

On a Sunday evening in March 2020, a national address was broadcast across the country that shifted the way in which we celebrated, worked and interacted, completely. That Sunday evening plays vividly in the minds of South Africans as we reflect on it some 18 months later. That single moment ushered in a new phase…

Flying Fish reiterates the importance of responsible drinking

We cannot deny that our social lives are gradually, but steadily, evolving. Some may say that we are on the verge of returning to normalcy. Regardless, Flying Fish, as a brand, has remained involved and fully dedicated to supporting responsible drinking in entertaining and innovative ways throughout the phases of our social change. Many South…

‘Devilsdorp’: the true-crime docu-series detailing the Krugersdorp cult slayings tells a twisted tale of revenge

In the West-Rand of Johannesburg, South Africa, in a large mountainous region, is a town named Krugersdorp. The quiet, remote and underdeveloped area has gained notoriety as the site of several horrendous cult related murders. In a country with some of the highest violent crime, murder and GBV related statistics in the world, the Krugersdorp…

Food first, Flying Fish later | a recipe for success

During the on and off trying times we find ourselves in, we must begin to place emphasis on our wellbeing and on treating our bodies with patience and care. A crucial component of this care is drinking responsibly, a vital message that most brands communicate in uninspiring ways, however, Flying Fish breaks that stereotype. For…

Building from a brave space with ‘Artist Alliance’

On the journey to understanding the Cape Town youth market and what being a young artist in South Africa entails, the V&A Waterfront has created the Artist Alliance programme. Artist Alliance is an initiative aimed at providing safe platforms and amplifying voices through art and resources in collaboration with five selected artists from various disciplines….

Eccentric Circus | MultiChoice Talent Factory Alumni share their wisdom

“Telling stories that have a positive impact on how Black people view themselves [is important to us]. We want to foreground positive representation of young Black people, so images of themselves succeeding, happy and in ordinary situations exist.” Xolani Nhlapho, Executive Producer at Eccentric Circus Production company Eccentric Circus has a unique founding story aided…