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“My father was a sheepherder, I was a truck driver. But...

With high rates of unemployment and huge inequality, many South Africans are unable to pay for their children’s university fees. KOTAMILE DLAKAVU (72) worked...

What’s it like to live in war-torn Yemen, after negotiating with...

In the past six months, over 4,500 Yemenis have been killed and over 80% of Yemen’s population are now in need of humanitarian help. South...

“We’re not asking them to nurse black people” – an...

Three of the 27 students from the University of Pretoria who were arrested last week for their alleged participation in the clashes that ensued...

“We help foreigners because these are our African brothers”

Residents of the Thembelihle informal settlement and members of the Thembelihle Crisis Committee (TCC) have come under intense police pressure, following accusations that they...

The poverty porn of matric results

The release of matric results every year usually ushers in a slew of reports of young people who've succeeded despite great odds....

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...

Parveena Ahanger: a face of resistance in the Kashmir conflict

After decades of conflict and "disappeared people", Kashmiri women are now making their voices heard, demanding to know the whereabouts of their missing family...

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 feel there is no solution to xenophobia because there is...

It's been roughly a year since the outbreak of xenophobic violence which swept across Kwazulu Natal, killing seven and displacing thousands. China Ngubane returned...

Nuclear Physicist Cebo Ngwetsheni On His Journey: “I Didn’t Know This...

AS TOLD TO Cebo Ngwetsheni, a nuclear physicist and part time lecturer from the University of Western Cape, is...

Palestine: Why South Africa Still Matters To The Struggle

“South Africa is clearly an important player ,” said Ramzy Baroud. Baroud is a well-known Palestinian writer, journalist, and columnist. He is...

#RememberKhwezi protester asks why we are defending rapists

Naledi Nokukhanya Chirwa, member of the EFF Student Command and one of the protestors from the #RememberKhwezi demonstration at the IEC results centre on...

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...

Picking up the pieces after a shack fire destroys homes in...

On Wednesday night, a fire burnt down several shacks in the Hoffman Place informal settlement near Overport. As a result of this, some 29...

“If you are determined to do something, you can make it...

He can be found almost every afternoon on Davenport road, trying to convince commuters to purchase his metal art pieces. Like many other people, 44-year-old EPHRAIM...

Xenophobia: “Whatever you do, we’re going to finish them!”

Last Thursday VUYO XEGWANA, 24, a postgrad law student at Wits University, witnessed a xenophobic attack outside her apartment in Maboneng. Muhammed Ismail Bulbulia...

What it’s like to be a transwoman fighting for sex workers’...

Over 15, 000 delegates from all over the world are at the International AIDS Conference, each one different in their own right. Advocate for...

Uzalo’s Khaya Dladla: “There’s more to me than my sexuality”

The entertainment industry may be opening up to new talent but actors and actresses in the LGBTQI+ community still face the stereotype of only...

Xenophobia: “Our neighbours, our friends – they come to fight with...

Many of the foreigners from Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique who fled to camps around Durban following the xenophobic violence of the past month were repatriated. But...

“Women should be respected, whatever the circumstances”

NOMZAMO MKHIZE* left home to look for employment in Durban but soon found herself embroiled in prostitution and drugs. She told Zilungile Mnisi how she...
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