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How are the votes from local elections counted

In less than a week, South Africans would have cast their votes in the local government elections. Then it will be up...

Squid Game: the real debt crisis shaking South Korea that inspired...

Squid Game is anything but your typical, saccharine, soft-glow Korean television drama. In this biting commentary on...

How to confront disinformation during #LGE2021

South Africa's municipal elections will be held on November 1, 2021. Elections are usually a time where misinformation and fake news abound....

Climate change deconstructed

Climate change's damage to the planet by climate change is on its way to being irreversible. Yet governments and large corporations continue...

2019: A Year With No Religious Gatherings in Indian side of...

The streak of visiting Hazratbal to offer 12 consecutive pre-dawn prayers was broken. Wasim Rashid (29) could not make it to the...

Inequality of South African proportions

South Africa has been described as the most unequal society in the world. The racial and economic legacy of Apartheid has evolved...

Get rid of your debt first before making it rain

We cannot escape debt. The finance world thrives on it. But while needed, debt can very easily spiral out of control.  We...

#SAShutdown triggered by #ZumaArrest but not the reason

The #ShutdownSA protests sparked by the imprisonment of former president Jacob Zuma are ongoing. Minister of police, Bheki Cele assured South Africans...

Durban food riots turn the wheel of history

South Africa’s social crisis has erupted as the people Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma deem expendable, those who bear the brunt of...

#LGBQTILife: We need to be advocating for more inclusive shelters

The safety and protection of LGBTIQA+ folk should be at the forefront of our government’s planning agenda. Sadly it is not. Inclusive...

Burnout bites. Here’s how to fight back

Have you ever felt so physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted that performing at your job seems like an insurmountable task? Do you...

The (harmful) rise and grind of hustle culture

It seems like everyone has a hustle nowadays. Driving for Uber is a hustle. Starting a blog is a hustle. Picking up...

Contentious Chinese cotton sparks celebs’ brand boycott

Lay Zhang, Jackson Wang and Wang Yibo are three well-known celebrities from China and Hong Kong. But in March, the trio made...

A guide to caring for patients with mild and moderate Covid-19...

While the second wave is showing signs of slowing down, the health system is still under strain. The hospitals are full and...

Everyone’s hyping up Ivermectin but there’s not yet conclusive evidence that...

AfriForum has brought an urgent court application against the South African Health Products Rights Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) and Health Minister Zweli...

We urgently need to think beyond “self-care”

Ling Shepherd argues that self-care is a lot more than a trip to the spa.  Notions of self-care are...

Fact-checking influential TV presenter’s claims about child trafficking in South Africa

Published: 22 September 2020 12:07 | Last updated: 23 September 2020 02:59 (GMT) FROM AFRICA CHECK

Ending Extreme Poverty: We speak to three unemployed women to understand...

A new household survey has The National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (CRAM) recently revealed the extent of unemployment...

Here’s What You Need To Know About NSFAS 2021

The 2021 National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) cycle opened on August 3, 2020. Students have until November 30, 2020 to apply....

Two Blasts Rip Through Beirut But Lebanon Is Already Broken

“An accident waiting to happen” that’s how Habib Battah, a journalist in Beirut speaking to Al Jazeera described Lebanon. The country is...
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