Category Archives: Content Creation

Get dipped in MaXhosa by Laduma this Winter!


With Winter poking its head around the corner it’s time to start thinking about stocking your wardrobe with thicker threads to keep your warm during those icy days ahead… And this local range of knitwear should definitely be on top of your list.

MaXhosa by Laduma features authentic local design inspired by the likes of traditional beadworks to iconic Xhosa patterns incorporated into trendy knitwear items relevant to our fashion conscious generation. The brand was founded by in 2011by Laduma Ngxokolo, a rising star in the fashion world who is putting SA designs on the map. At 28 years-old his talent has been recognized across the world with showcases being held in major cities like Berlin, London and New York. Last year he received a standing ovation at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Joburg and showcased his work at the Oslo Trend Exhibition. Most recently he has been announced the winner of the Vogue Talents “Scouting For Africa” competition. Laduma took the title out of 11 finalists from all over the African continent. This achievement means that he will showcase his designs at the Palazzo Morando in Milan, Italy this September as well as at the Africa International Fashion week in Lagos, Nigeria in December. In a recent interview with Vogue Italia Laduma described his inspirations that drive the aesthetic he creates, “All my icons are South African: Credo Mutwa, Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko. The patterns and motifs of MaXhosa by Laduma are specifically inspired by traditional Xhosa beadwork. After the Zulus, the Xhosa are the biggest cultural group in South Africa, and my brand interprets traditional Xhosa aesthetics in a modern context to capture the future African spirit”. Feast your eyes on these incredible local creations on the links!

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Touch Wood


Up-and-coming designer Inga Gubeka owns and runs Indalo Décor, a Cape Town based studio that specialises in creating fresh decor products and accessories. Inga started his collection late last year under the name Indalo, meaning ‘natural’ or ‘from the Earth’ in isiXhosa. Indalo is also the name of Inga’s son, whom he calls the source of his inspiration. All products are made out of wood and are hand crafted by Inga himself. Some of the products he’s come up with to date include iPad cases, lamps, clocks, wooden belts and these finely crafted wooden backpacks which have been turning heads in the streets. Check it out yourself on his Facebook page and send your orders in to

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Huambo, Angola’s second largest city isn’t the most likely destination for a death metal movement, but this new documentary uncovers the rise of the genre in post civil war Angola, where it’s starting to resonate deeply with the country’s new generation of musicians. Filmed by New Yorker Jeremy Xido, the doccie follows the small, but thriving hardcore scene and he interviews Huambo native Sonia Ferreira, one of the co-founders of the country’s first national rock concert, O Rock Lalimwe Eteke Ifa as she puts the event together.

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Trevor Clarence, who has directed movies like Jozi and Crazy Monkey: Straight Outta Benoni made this great pilot called Children’s Hospital Africa which stars Zakeeya Patel, Carl Beukes, Jessica Dawson and Clarence himself. It was made as a pitch for a special once off episode of the American series Children’s Hospital just set in Africa. Unfortunately, the people at the American network Adult Swim didn’t select it, so Clarence decided to post it on the interwebs in the hope that people like it and share the love and maybe, just maybe, Adult Swim will reconsider. Either way, we think it’s super fresh!

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Some Randomness


If you’re a fan of Aziz Ansari’s stand-up comedy or the character Tom Haverford that he plays on Parks and Recreation you’ll know that he is a huge fan of rap music. That’s why this new blog, Emceez Ansari is so fitting. We wonder how no one thought of it before. A simple yet awesome concept that delivers the fresh funny. Just photoshop Aziz’s funny kisser onto rap album covers of artists like 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj, A$AP Rocky and Li’l Wayne and voila! Just to prove how much he loves hip hop, Aziz even thanked the anonymous Tumblr user for the new blog himself.


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Pimped Bikes


You may have heard of Zabalazaa. The Cape-Town based artist, who is known to his mother as Atang Tshikare, has jetted all over the world repping Mzansi. The doodles that spring forth to life from this dude’s spaced out mind and steadfast hand have found their way onto various mediums; from sneakers to skateboards and even furniture. His name is associated with brands such as Adidas Originals, Cornetto, Belvedere Vodka and 2Bop. What you may not know, though, is that he also has a deft hand at restoring and customising bikes. Check out his work right here.

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So you wanna know the haps around Cape Town? No worries, the FOBLO (that stands for Fear Of Being Left Out) Bulletin has arrived to keep you in the loop and, sometimes, rolling on the floor with laughter at the same time. Starring comedian Anne Hirsch and written and directed by Mzansi’s heavyweight filmmaker, Oliver Hermanus, it’s a hilarious parody style news show that’ll get you up to date on all the skinner, vibes and events going down in the Mother City along with a fresh dose of tongue-in-cheek commentary on the local pop culture scene. If you’re a fan of Saturday Night Live this one’s for you.

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Viva Madiba

Check out the freshly dropped trailer for the upcoming film, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom which was released on Mandela’s 95th birthday. Based on Tata Madiba’s autobiography of the same name, the story follows all the monumental events that shaped the icon from his upbringing in a rural village in the Eastern Cape to his political activism in Jozi, as well as his 27 year incarceration on Robben Island to his subsequent release which saw him take the reigns of the country’s ruling party. Idris Elba of Rock n Rolla and The Wire fame plays Mandela while Naomie Harris, the Bond girl from Skyfall plays his ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

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Check out this trailer for the upcoming doccie,’Bikelordz’, about the young innovators of a burgeoning BMX flatlanding scene in Accra, Ghana. These kids have mad steez. That is all.

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12 O’Clock Boys


Watch the trailer for 12 O’ Clock Boys, a documentary that has been described as ‘The Wire with wheelies’, which follows the crazy antics of a notorious illegal biker gang from Baltimore. The gang’s name refers to pulling off wheelies to the point where the front wheel is completely vertical, a feat which earns much respect. No official release date has been set, but it is expected to drop at the end of the year.

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