South Africa

Nkosikho Mbele: Public Outcry After BackaBuddy Holds Donated Funds

Social media users have raised concerns over crowd funder BackaBuddy’s decision not to pay campaign money into petrol attendant Nkosikho Mbele’s personal...

Blade Nzimande: What His Return Means For Higher Education

The last time he was the higher education (DHET) minister he said “students must fall” and dismissed the student movement. Now Dr....

Banyana Banyana Sent Off To FIFA Women’s World Cup In Style

Hosted by their sponsors Sasol, Banyana Banyana were treated to a fantastic send-off in Sandton hours before they jetted off to France....

The Fees Must Fall Story As A Musical

Following the 2015-2017 Fees Must Fall (FMF) movement, there have been many popular culture interpretations. From books to movies and documentaries everyone...

Voters Stayed Home: The Untold Story Of The 2019 Elections

Subscribe to Sipho’s Weekly Political Newsletter.The biggest story of the 2019 national and provincial elections is that a significant...

Thabang Motsohi: Why The ANC Fails

“The African National Congress (ANC) is going to be divided, it’s going to split. The split is inevitable when you have ideological...

Durban Floods: Devastation Lingers For Victims

Torrential rains have wreaked havoc in Durban this week, claiming lives and leaving hundreds of families devastated and destitute after homes were...

Banyana, Bafana & Proteas Seek Glory In 2019

Three of South Africa’s national sporting teams are in action this year. 2019 is a busy sporting year. There’s the FIFA Women’s...

Solomon Mahlangu’s Legacy Lives On

Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu is etched into the history of South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement. On April 6, 1979, the apartheid government hanged him....

Mozambique Battles Cholera In The Aftermath Of Cyclone Idai

The damage from Cyclone Idai is still growing. The cyclone is labeled the deadliest storm to hit Mozambique in the last 30...

Richard Falk: UCT Must Take “Moral Stand” And Boycott Israeli Institutions

COMMENTUpdate: On Saturday, the UCT council declined to adopt the resolution of a full academic boycott of Israeli...

Mampintsha And Babes Back In Court

Last week, a video showing musician Mampintsha allegedly assaulting Gqom Queen and his long-time partner Babes Wodumo emerged, an incident which landed Mampintsha in...

Fees Must Fall 3.0? Postgrad Funding Is The Next Student Crisis

First published: 16 November 2018One of former president Jacob Zuma's final acts as the president of the African National Congress (ANC) was to announce...

The EFF Only Pose As Feminists

Journalist Karima Brown has laid charges against Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema after Malema shared her cell phone number in a tweet...

The Competition Commission Tackles Schools Over Uniforms

On Tuesday, the Competition Commission finally announced that it had 'gone after' several schools and suppliers over various anti-competitive practices in the sale of...

The Girl At St Agnes, And The Dark Side Of SA’s...

With The Girl At St Agnes, South African streaming service Showmax hopes to compete with international original created content. The show which debuted January...

Chris van Wyk’s Life Comes To Life On Stage

The clanging of prison doors, a single spotlight and Zane Meas on the stage. Starring Meas, the Market Theatre's production of The Storyteller of...

Free Education: Students Realise They Were Duped

I remember the day that Jacob Zuma announced fully subsidised free education. There was a mixture of excitement and confusion on social media, but...

Asijiki Coalition: Decriminalise Sex To End Workers’ Agony

"Sex workers are being persecuted everywhere for doing the only work that can help them make ends meet. Decriminalisation would not only help them...

The Land Party: A People’s Dictatorship For South Africa

From a grassroots activism in Hermanus to formal politicals, the Land Party is aiming for national government. Leader of the party Gcobani Ndzongana said...
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