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Win A Pair Of Weekend Passes To Cape Town Electronic Music Festival 2016

Okayafrica is giving away a pair of weekend passes to Cape Town Electronic Music Festival 2016.


The 2016 Cape Town Electronic Music Festival is just around the corner with Petite Noir, DJ Lag, Rudeboyz, Nightmares On Wax, Aero Manyelo, Sibot & Toyota, Driemanskap and more. The festival returns to Cape Town City Hall for its fifth edition February 5-7. Tickets are available for purchase here.

Okayafrica is giving away a pair of weekend CTEMF passes. To enter, simply fill out the form below. Winner will be notified via email by Thursday, 28 January.

Cape Town Electronic Music Festival Full 2016 Lineup

Adam De Smidt

Aero Manyelo

Andi Dill

Ang

Bander

Beat Sampras

Boris Brejcha (Germany)

Chee

Chloé (France)

Crosby And Friends

Dala Flat

Danalog

DJ Kenzhero

DJ Lag

DJ Loyd & Sir Vincent

DJ Realrozzano

DJ Rolando (US)

DJ Superfly

Driemanskap

Goldie (UK)

H-Bomb

Harri & Domenic (UK)

Kyle Russouw & Robin Would

Mudblud

Nightmares On Wax (UK)

Niskerone

Okmalumkoolkat

Paul Waxon

Phaze

Petite Noir

Ralf Kollmann (Germany)

Rudeboyz

Sibot & Toyota

Stone-Age Citizens

Strange Lovers

Terrence Pearce

Uppercut

Vinny Da Vinci

White Nite

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In Conversation with Candice Chirwa: 'Menstruation is More than Just Bleeding for Seven Days.'

South African activist Candice Chirwa, the 'Minister of Menstruation', speaks to us about what a period-positive world looks like, the challenges menstruators face even in 2020 and her important advocacy work with QRATE.

It's 2020, and naturally, tremendous advancements have been made across various spheres of society. From the prospect of self-driving cars and drones delivering medicines to rural areas to comparatively progressive politics and historic "firsts" for many disenfranchised groups, we've certainly come a long way. However, in the midst of all that progress, there is still one issue which continues to lag behind considerably and consistently, particularly in less developed countries: menstruation.

Candice Chirwa is a young Black woman on a mission to fiercely change the disempowering narratives and taboos that still shroud the issue of menstruation. The 24-year-old South African activist, who is endearingly known as the "Minister of Menstruation" on social media, wants young girls and women to not only accept but embrace their bodies fully in a society that insists on speaking in hushed tones about a perfectly normal biological process. Both Chirwa's research and advocacy work with the UN and her award-winning NGO, QRATE, has focused on dispelling common myths about menstruating, removing the shame and stigma around it and giving menstruators the knowledge and tools they need to navigate their world through impactful workshops.

And when Chirwa isn't collaborating with Lil-Lets, one of the biggest sanitary product brands on the continent, or co-authoring a bad-ass book titled Perils of Patriarchy, she's dominating the TEDx stage and making sure that her audience, no matter how diverse or varied, leaves the room feeling comfortable and courageous enough to boldly shout the word "vagina".

We caught up with Chirwa to discuss what initially compelled her to become a "period-positive" activist, her continued advocacy work with QRATE and what kind of world she imagines for menstruators.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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