The Capetonian who seems to always be on a mission to do something extraordinary and who single-handedly took Cape Town and South Africa by storm with his #WaydesWelcome campaign has a new mission.
Clint White's new brainchild, 7 Steps Hub, is already forging full-steam ahead.
When they walked into #BruinouHQ, before we even popped their CD into the deck, we knew these two guys are on a path to make a huge impact on the entertainment industry.
When they introduced themselves they oozed one of the qualities we at Bruinou.com place a very high value on: Authenticity!
I am constantly asked if I see "so-called coloureds" as another tribe or race in the context of South Africa. Truth is that race is bullshit and a construct... BUT... in South Africa and even in the global context, the various versions of being black exists and is embedded in the way society is structured and thus to ignore that truth is to be fooled into thinking that SILENT COLLECTIVISM will make the black majority MAGICALLY UNITE.
Charles Ash, founder of Bruinou.com, contends that celebrating one’s Coloured identity does not go against Black Consciousness – it is in fact an embodiment of it.
Ash along with Aasia Fredericks, an Influencer and Social Media Manager from Cape Town who is also a member of Bruinou.com were among those interviewd by Mohammed Jameel Abdulla of The Daily Vox following all the controversy of the #ColouredExcellence hashtag celebrating Wayde van Niekerk's Olympic Gold Medal win and his new World Record set in the Mens 400m race.
Congratulations to Emile Jansen aka Emile YX? on being named Lead SA Hero of The Month for April 2016.
Emile is a founding member of the Hip Hop group Black Noise and among other things he also heads up the Heal The Hood Project.
We at bruinou.com are proud to be associated with Emile YX? and we are also grateful for his support and content contributions throughout the years.
WE THE PEOPLE must not be fooled into fear mongering of those spreading bad news, as the news. GOOD PEOPLE ARE THE MAJORITY throughout the world, but we are being made to feel hopeless in the face of the selective negative news coverage globally. I work in some of these communities where the drug dealers and gangsters get more coverage than the good majority and young people look up to these well marketed few, while disrespecting their own hard working parents and family members, who seldom get coverage.
We first decided to bring it to the masses attention to encourage a POSITIVE POSTER DAY.
On the 30th May (next Monday) we plan to run this same project for a WEEK and encourage a POSITIVE
Every year on 23 July their relatives, their friends, a community of activists and other interested parties gather to commemorate the deaths of a young lady who dreamed of being an actress and a young man who loved making music.
Robbie loved music and enjoyed playing the guitar. At the time of his death he was a student at the University of the Western Cape.
Coline, who was 22 when she died, lived in Bonteheuwel and at the tine of her death was a drama student at the Joseph Stone Institute in Athlone.
The idea of making the commemoration of 16 June 1976 more relevant to where we live or where we are from, no matter where that is in South Africa, has always been tugging at my sleeves.
There was especially this sense that very little was being done to honour and commemorate those young struggle heroes from the Western Cape where I live and acknowledge their part in the 1976 student uprisings.
Each year I try to look at different things that can get us a little closer to this idea and this year I have come across an initiative that very much ties in with it. Added to that, I have also found my own personal way of commemorating the youth from my own area who have lost their lives shaping our collective future.
Finding the Hidden Histories
Based in Mowbray Cape Town, The Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education is launching an oral and documentary history project that will draw focus to how the 1976 Student Uprising unfolded in greater Cape Town.