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Foreign shop owners should be regulated, just like PSL footballers are...

Last weekend, about 500 local shop owners and community members marched to the local police station in Snake Park, Soweto, to show their dissatisfaction...

“To me, education is a way of showing unconditional love”

VELI MNISI has taught at schools in Matsulu, Mpumalanga for 27 years. Today, he is the principal at S’bongile Primary School. On World Teacher’s Day, Zilungile...

“The police are part of the problem in South Africa; they...

ADDINEW DAMA*, an Ethiopian national, has lived in South Africa for 10 years, selling counterfeit clothing in Bellville. Earlier this month, the SAPS, metro...

Nakhane Touré on how books and writing saved his life

Born Nakhane Mavuso and later changed to Mahlakahlaka, the author and singer took on the Touré signature as a way of dedication to his...

This South African activist says he was deported from Israel because...

ITANI RASALANAVHO was deported by Israel recently as he tried to make his way into Palestine and the Occupied Territories for voluntary work. This...

How one Durban orphan went from street kid to surfer

Andile Zulu was once a street kid but surfing changed his life. Today, he teaches others how to surf and uses his story to...

Uzalo’s Sihle Ndaba on her love for travelling and performing

Young people sometimes feel the pressure to stay rooted in one place and go for the "safe" options. But the dynamic SIHLE NDABA proves...

This nurse says public healthcare workers still discriminate against LGBTQI

Last week, Kwazulu Natal Health MEC, Dr Sbongiseni Dhlomo attended a presentation by nurses that have been trained in the Nurse Initiated Management of...

Wits student in xenophobic attack: “I thought I was going to...

Earlier this month psychology PhD student ELVIS MUNATSWA, 26, became a victim of xenophobia. Four men in a taxi assaulted, robbed and deserted him in...

“Higher education is not a privilege, it’s a constitutional right”

OFENTSE MAKGAE, 23, was recently awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to do his PhD at Oxford University in the UK in 2016. He told...

Transgendered sex workers face a triple threat of stigma

AYANDA D, a transgendered sex worker in her 30s from Cape Town, has been a sex worker for 15-20 years. She’s at the International...

Apartheid files: She found her brother’s body 27 years after he...

Some of the teenagers who disappeared during apartheid have still not been found. For the Tshabalala family, the search for their son - an...

Xenophobia: “The government can say they will fix it, but that...

THARCISSE BWAMI, 35, from the Democratic Republic of Congo has been in South Africa for nine years. His journey south was long and hard, but...

Being transgender in SA: “People have identified me as different and...

ZANNA CHETTY, a 24-year-old transgender woman from Durban has faced many prejudices as a result of her orientation, from sexual abuse to being ostracised...

DA councillor in Durban: “The ANC are in for a bit...

With a week to the local government elections, political parties are gearing up to make sure they win. The DA councillor in Durban’s ward...

Uzalo’s MaNzuza, Leleti Khumalo, on forgiving her absent mom and learning...

The cast of popular television drama Uzalo recently left the humid scene of Durban for Joburg on a press tour. LELETI KHUMALO, who plays MaNzuza,...

“I am losing the only children I have” – Thokoza hostel...

A photograph safely stashed in her wallet is as close as she gets to her children for most of the year. NOKWANDA MNCWANGO* (46) has...

“I embrace my heritage through the work I do with my...

NOMASONTO KHUMALO was just a little girl when she learnt how to make traditional Zulu attire. She tells Zilungile Mnisi about her childhood memories...

Actress Wandi C on dropping out of varsity and trying to...

Born in Durban and having moved to Joburg six months ago because she had reached the ceiling in Durban’s entertainment industry, actress and TV...

This man polices the streets by day and writes isiZulu novels...

We all know writing doesn't pay the bills. Unless of course you're JK Rowling or John Grisham. And what if you're writing novels in...
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