Cyclone Idai: Tough Press Laws Hinder Reporting From Mozambique

Cyclone Idai has devastated Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. The cyclone hit Mozambique’s second-largest port city of Beira on March 14 before it had its landfall. The death count has been steadily rising as evacuations efforts have taken place. Al Jazeera has reported that more than 2.6 million have been affected by this disaster with the death toll over 1000. Unfortunately, coverage on the disaster has been lacking, especially from South African media. Impact of Cyclone Idai The International Federation of Red…

Could teaching children many languages help eradicate racism?

Language is one of the most important tools that are used for communication in the world and it can also be one of the most politicised spaces in society. FATIMA MOOSA went to find out whether people believe that raising bilingual children could help eradicate subtle racism and foster better understanding. Siebane Mushoni Precious, 18, actuarial sciences student I speak my own home language, Venda, and English. I struggle but I can speak Zulu, Sotho and Xhosa. It helps to know different languages because there are some…

We’re backing these SA women to slay at this year’s Olympics

One of the biggest events in the sporting world, The Rio Olympics 2016, is just months away and athletes are hard at work preparing for the summer games. While all of Team SA's spots have not yet been filled, FATIMA MOOSA rounds up ten sportswomen who are headed to the Games to represent in the green and gold. 1. Banyana Banyana "The Girls" is the nickname for South Africa’s women’s football team who have qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games. They qualified last October after defeating Equatorial Guinea in the second leg…

#FortHareCrisis deepens over fee increases

Exams at the University of Fort Hare (UFH) have been postponed for another week as discontent over the financial exclusion of students grows. By FATIMA MOOSA Students at University of Fort Hare (UFH) have joined their fellow students around the country in protesting against increases to tuition, registration and residence fees. The students at Fort Hare are protesting against the threat of academic exclusion as a result of outstanding fees. On Wednesday, however, university management agreed to withdraw the ultimatum…