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Glitch Online Magazine aims to facilitate and increase Black Empowerment in black communities. The magazine further assists to motivate youth and assist them to formulate innovative solutions. Glitch magazine's vision is to help tackle the problems that the youth seem to face on their own.The magazine further assists to motivate youth and assist them to formulate innovative solutions. Glitch magazine's vision is to help tackle the problems that the youth seem to face on their own.

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Meet Stacey Rhiley who is originally from the South of Johannesburg, from an area called Ennerdale. She was scouted many times internationally even though she never pursued a career in modelling as child. She originally started out in the industry about five to six years ago as a ramp and photographic Model. Stacey is inspired by her mother because of her strength, resilience and the woman that she is. Stacey also mentions that she is inspired by her son because he always invests his time into gaining more knowledge and skills until he gets them right. she is also driven by her brothers because they dream big and their persistence to never give up.

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Meet Nobuntu 'Qhawekazi' Morake who is born and bred in Kagiso, Mogale City, in the West of Johannesburg. She is a fashion model living with Vitiligo and she has been living with this skin condition for 15 years. She says growing up she had a lot of people criticize her about her skin condition and she has learnt not to let them get to her anymore, she believes that in life there will always be critics in whatever one may do whether it is good or bad, people need to live their lives according to themselves and not the opinions of others!

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Meet young and talented photographer Ntokozo Thando Maseko who was born in Johannesburg in 1999. She studied photography at the Market Photo Workshop, South Africa, studying the Foundation Course (2018) and Intermediate Course (2019). Her photography focuses on telling the daily stories she encounters in spaces she finds herself within. She has also grown interest for portraiture and fashion because of her love for people.

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Movements restrictions aimed to stop the spread of the corona virus may be making violence in homes more frequent, severe and more dangerous. Add another public health crisis to the toll of the new coronavirus: Mounting data suggests that domestic abuse is acting like an opportunistic infection, flourishing in the conditions created by the pandemic. Domestic violence goes up whenever families spend more time together, such as the Christmas and summer vacations, she said. Now, with families in lockdown worldwide, hotlines are lighting up with abuse reports, leaving governments trying to address a crisis that experts say they should have seen coming.

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Sexual consent means agreeing to take part in any kind of sexual activity. Having sex can and should be a positive and pleasurable experience when it’s based on mutual respect and the consent of those involved. Last October, South African house singer-songwriter, Lady Zamar alleged that she was sexually assaulted by fellow South African artist and ex-boyfriend, Sjava. In a since deleted Twitter thread, Lady Zamar detailed the alleged event, stating that Sjava forcefully had sex with her in September 2017, after both artists performed solo sets at the Royal Heritage Festival in Limpopo.

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This is the third time the country slipped into a technical recession since 2009. South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) has expectedly contracted by 1.4% in the fourth quarter of 2019, pushing the country into a technical recession, Statistics SA announced on Tuesday. This is the second consecutive drop after the economy failed to show any signs of positive growth in the quarter before, making it a technical recession.

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As people in the global North brace themselves for the coronavirus pandemic they are being told to wash their hands (for 20 seconds!) and self-isolate if sick. But what if you cannot do either of those things? Almost a total of one billion people live in informal settlements where water for basic needs is in short supply – let alone 20 seconds worth – and where space is constrained and rooms are often shared.

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The new coronavirus, which first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan last December, has infected more than 110,000 people in at least 110 countries and territories globally, according to the World Health Organization. The virus outbreak has become one of the biggest threats to the global economy and financial markets. Major institutions and banks have cut their forecasts for the global economy, with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development being one of the latest to do so.

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South Africa's system of criminal justice is in a crisis. If its ability to prevent, process and deter crime is any measure of its effectiveness, then reforming the system is now not only a necessity but a national priority. Prosecutors are maintaining a high rate of convictions across the land’s criminal courts, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) told Parliament last week. But a closer look at the authority’s numbers show that all is not well with the criminal justice system.

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There are a number of possible futures, all dependent on how governments and society respond to coronavirus and its economic aftermath. Hopefully we will use this crisis to rebuild, produce something better and more humane. But we may slide into something worse. The responses to the Covid-19 pandemic are simply the amplification of the dynamic that drives other social and ecological crises: the prioritisation of one type of value over others. This dynamic has played a large part in driving global responses to Covid-19.

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