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Why understanding clinical trials and vaccines are important

Understanding what we know about the COVID-19 vaccine can help shed light on its safety and efficacy. On August 20, a webinar...

Dr Simone Peters is bringing academic nuance to the coloured community

With her doctoral thesis, Dr Simone Peters aims to show an alternative narrative of ‘coloured’* identities, specifically ‘coloured’ men. Dr. Peters’ research,...

5 streaming sites available in South Africa

Digital streaming of series and movies has transformed the media and entertainment industry. Over the past year, South Africa has been buzzing...

Loss and food in “Crying in H Mart” and “Brown Baby”

Food and grief have a special relationship. In Michelle Zauner’s Crying in H Mart and Nikesh Shukla’s Brown Baby, the reader gets...

Theatre in the Backyard takes the stage to communities

Director Mhlanguli George is bringing the theatre to people’s personal and private spaces.  For over a decade now, he has been staging...

Reality TV is profoundly relatable

Each week there is a reality television show that debuts we cannot look away from. Earlier this year, I binge-watched Bling Empire...

South African short film, Five Tiger lifts veil on culture and...

Five Tiger is short fim about a sex worker who is trying to suppoer her family. It played at this year’s Sundance...

Five times South African musicians “inspired” the world

South Africa Twitter was not impressed last week with British singer, Jorja Smith’s take on amapiano. Amapiano is a South African music...

Africa and I: From Morocco to Cape Town with only R1000...

Othmane Zolati walked, hitchhiked, and skateboarded over 30 000 km through 24 countries, over 4 years. He had never travelled outside of...

The Rise of contemporary South African music

In 2020, Jerusalema took the world by storm during lockdowns. The upbeat dance song with gospel lyrics by South African DJ Master...

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...

UWC to develop the first dictionary of Kaaps

Kaaps is a biryani pot mixture of languages that has always had negative connotations to it. The University of the Western Cape...

EXTRACT: That’s Not What I Meant!

That’s Not What I Meant! is a punchy how-to guide that will help you to be clear about your message, break through...

6 South African cookbooks to add to your kitchen

South Africa is a country with many diverse cuisines. There is something to satisfy all cravings from sweet to savoury to fusion...

Showmax’s Devilsdorp is a WTF-fest

Devilsdorp is a true crime documentary series covering a spate of horrific murders in Krugersdorp. The killings took place between 2012 and...

Qhawe! Mokgadi Caster Semenya is the story of a South African...

Qhawe! Mokgadi Caster Semenya is Dr. Nokuthula Mazibuko Msimang’s sixth book for young readers. The picture book is a celebration of the...

The List: How to navigate dating in a pandemic

Earlier this year, I had a virtual movie date on Teleparty (formerly Netflix Party). My date created an invitation and sent it...

The virtual reality of death

Grief is something you don’t overcome. These last two years we have witnessed death at unprecedented levels. The pandemic has caused us...

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...

The List: 5 things people shouldn’t be doing during a civil...

As the civil unrest and looting unfolded across KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng we’ve seen tensions starting amongst the public. Here’s 5 things people...
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