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March 22, 2017

Street Lines Apparel: Local South African fashion for dynamic women

We chatted to local urban wear brand Street Lines Apparel owner to discuss what it’s like being a girl boss, taking the leap of faith and the hustle that never stops. The indisputable pride that stems from Nuraan Samsodien shows through her love of fashion and translates into Street Lines Apparel. The brand was founded …

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March 2, 2017

Michael Tymbios: Divergent and First Thursdays co-founder

Chclt had a chance to briefly sit down with Michael Tymbios, co-founder of First Thursdays to discuss the bedlam of being self-employed, personal satisfaction and creating positive influences in Cape Town. Based at the Spin Street building, the first thing one notices when walking into the studio are the high ceilings, airy atmosphere and large …

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February 22, 2017

Sol-Sol and Maylee: Fashion Matrimony

We find out a little about Sol-Sol’s creator Mathew Kieser and Maylee’s Melissa Kieser, how they met and what works for them as a business couple dominating the fashion world. Can you please tell me where you guys met and what work you do? We met in 2007 at a Pizza joint in Durban. We …

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February 17, 2017

You don’t need a degree when you have passion: Baked Bistro

A  story of true persistence and passion, Zahir Mohamed from the Baked cafes shares his story of flunking high school, moving away from home, following his dream and making it a reality. Originally from Port Elizabeth, 28-year-old Zahir was raised by his grandparents and decided to move out after he failed matric. He moved down …

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February 15, 2017

Art becomes you: About The Seppis and their love for photography

It’s amazing to look at photos and their incredible ability to portray and influence emotions like they do and it comes as no surprise that these images you see are created by an amazing couple called The Seppis. Comprising of husband and wife, Taariq Sepstar and Seemaa Allie are creative partners that work primarily with …

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February 13, 2017

Youtube, iPhones and a luxury leather brand later

Research Unit’s Erin-Lee and Chad Petersen invited us to their workshop to have a chat about being a husband-wife team, selling an iPhone for capital and building their empire together.Erin is the picture of the modern day businesswoman; bold, independent and ambitious. She is the fire to Chad’s cool persona and together, they have created …

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January 30, 2017

Music: Wavey Don AKA the Developer

Lee Cloete, known by many in music as Wavey Don, speaks to us about his life outside of Dj’ing, his partnership with Chocolate Sauce and becoming something other than what his childhood tried to dictate. How did your relationship with Chocolate Sauce come about? Well, we met a few years ago while both of us …

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