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Celebrating Easter in South Africa

Celebrating Easter in South AfricaThis weekend marks Easter for Christians who honour and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but a lot...

Sudan’s Omar Al-Bashir Deposed: What Next?

EXPLAINERAfter almost 30 years in power, Sudan’s Omar Al-Bashir was ousted and arrested by the army on...

SA’s Transgender Community Battles Depo-Testosterone Shortage

How a transgender community rallied after a depo-testosterone stockout.

KZN: EFF, Sasco Battles Distract As Students Protest

As student protests continue in KwaZulu Natal, in the background a game is playing out between competing student leadership organisations. The South African Students...

What You Need To Know About The #TUTShutdown

All nine campuses of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) have been closed since March 4.  The shutdown comes after weeks of student protests...

What Is The Wits SRC Humanitarian Fund That AKA Donated R100k...

Earlier in February, the rapper AKA donated R100,000 to the Wits University Humanitarian Fund. With the national student funding crisis which led to a...

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 Gillette Advert Is Cool, But…

Gillette's new advertisement has everyone touched in some way: some think it’s revolutionary in the face of the #MeToo movement and the fragile men...

Zimbabwe: How A Fuel Price Hike Sparked A National Shutdown

For the past three days Zimbabweans have filled the streets of Harare and Bulawayo in protest of a sharp fuel increase, which is the...

This Tool Shows How Black Tax Works

The Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (Saldru) at the University of Cape Town has created an income comparison tool to show how...

Public Employment Programmes Can Turn The GBV Tide

Communities and public employment programmes in particular, have a critical role to play in the fight against gender-based violence, writes PALESA MATABOGE.This is...

Land Expropriation: How The Constitution Will Be Changed

The Constitutional Review Committee adopted a recommendation to parliament that section 25 of the Constitution needs to be amended “to make explicit what is...

Understanding Ukuthwasa And African Healing

Social media has been abuzz in the last few months over celebrities who announce that they are becoming initiates of traditional healing, a process...

Your Palm Oil Consumption Is Killing Orangutans

This weekend a heartrending video that showed how palm oil growers wreak destruction on a baby orangutan’s rainforest habitat went viral on social media....

What The Skinny Sbu Socks Saga Teaches Us About Small Business

A couple of weeks ago Sibusiso Ngwenya (Skinny Sbu) shared on his social media platform that he had been struggling with depression and that...

Why You’re Paying So Much For Books In South Africa

Walk into any bookstore and expect to pay anything from R150 to R1500 for book. But why are books so expensive, or are they...

Here’s Why You’re Paying So Much For Petrol

These days, it seems like every conversation is peppered with complaints about the rising petrol price. And legitimately so. October has been a particularly...

Understanding Human Trafficking in South Africa

Of late, social media has been awash with pictures, videos and warnings about human trafficking. But it isn’t a new problem in South Africa....

Your Hajj And Eid-Ul-Adha Questions Answered

From August 19 till 23, thousands of Muslims will be gathered in Saudi Arabia for the holy pilgrimage of Hajj.  This marks one of...

The Erdoğan-Gülen Proxy Conflict In South African Schools

“Books are the strongest instruments to fight against cultural corruption,” said the Turkish First Lady Emine Erdoğan. She was speaking at the inauguration of...
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