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How to #ShopLocal this Christmas

Avoid the malls and put money in local entrepreneur pockets by shopping local these holidays. Leah Jasmine put together this handy guide to make your life easier and your gift giving swaggier.       ‘Tis the season to go shopping, fla la la la la… nah nah nah nah. We understand how trudging your […]

Magic: The Gathering and the Importance of Good Hobby Keeping

In his latest monthly column, Russell Grant takes a look at the importance of having healthy hobbies.     “I’d like to take a few minutes to talk to you about our Lord and Saviour, Magic: The Gathering, if that’s OK?”   This is how I often feel when I start talking to my friends […]

Durban Womxn Playwrights

It’s no secret that theatre in Durban isn’t exactly thriving, but this local collective of womxn playwrights have teamed up to change that by building each other up whilst taking on the patriarchy with their art. Leah Jasmine paid them a visit to find out more.     When last did you go to the theatre? […]

Replika, Meet Me

As we hurtle towards the robotic and AI driven future, we need to think deeper about how we view these beings and how we integrate them into our society. Liz Dom shares her experiences with and thoughts on Replika, a new AI chatbot that is meant to serve as a bestie but turns out to be more like […]

20 Places To Get Coffee That Don’t Rhyme With Sucks

Local is lekker.     Here at DIY we require a fairly severe amount of coffee to keep us going. Between our day jobs, passion projects and joints, we require the legal stimulant so that we can keep operating like the goddamn superheroes that we are. When we heard that a certain American Coffee Chain […]