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Shows on Netflix

Love is Blind
On my block 
Ugly delicious
Queen Sono

Movies and doccies to watch on Netflix

Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse
Birth of the cool
Marriage Story
iNumber Number
To All the Boys: P.S I Still Love You

Things to watch on YouTube 

Live vicariously through Youtubers by watching their makeup tutorials, “get ready with me” vlogs, online shopping hauls and “a day in my life” uploads. 

NPR Tiny Desk Concerts
My Place: Inside the homes of your favourite creatives
Tea for two
The Skin Deep 

Classic  performances available on YouTube

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Live @ Ronnie Scotts 

Koffee live in Rockaplast (2019)

Miriam Makeba en Guinee-Conakry (1981)

Miles Davis Live in Vienna (1973)

Ladies of Jazz (1980) – World of Jazz


I Blew It
The River
Somizi and Mohale: The Union
The Real Housewives of Johannesburg
The 2020 Mzansi Viewer’s Choice Awards

Books we have reviewed that you could read

The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel 

Some Writers Can Give You Two Heartbeats by Tinashe Mushakavanhu and Nontsikelelo Mutiti

Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe: New Reflections edited by Benjamin Pogrund 

The Longest March by Fred Khumalo

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

With the Safety Off  by Graeme Feltham

New albums to listen to

We are Sent Here By History by Shabaka and the Ancestors

Chilombo by Jhene Aiko

The Slow Rush by Tame Impala

Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial by Roddy Rich 

A Written Testimony by Jay Electronica

Apps to try on your phone

Homescapes (game)

BlockDoku (game)

Colouring apps


Liberate Meditation

Online course you can take 

Try out yoga with a 15 day trial

Learn a new language from Duolingo

Take guitar lessons from Justin Guitar

Improve your drawing skills with DrawSpace

Make your own scarf by learning how to knit from Instructables

Spend some money on an independent filmmaking Masterclass 

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