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It’s raining SAPS at Wits, with a small chance of protests

Students at Wits arrived at campus on Monday to the sight of increased security and a bolstered police presence.The air crackles with expectation following...

Students believe the Fees Commission is an attempt to derail the...

The Fees Commission has been in session this week but the purpose of the commission is being questioned by students. Students feel the score...

#ZambiaDecides on their president and bill of rights

From the chilly wee hours of the morning right into the long blazing afternoon sun, millions of Zambians around the country queued up waiting...

The cost of sanitary pads should be a public health emergency

This week fact-checking ninjas, Africa Check revealed that it's not actually seven million girls who miss school every month because of the inaccessibility of...

Should bearded men be allowed to work in the food industry?

On Wednesday, community radio station, Radio Islam reported that two interns from the Capsicum Culinary School in Durban were prevented from completing a four-month internship...

Separating facts from rumours: what you need to know about coalition...

1. The DA will not enter into a coalition with the ANCMmusi Maimane confirmed at the DA's “Thank you Tshwane” rally on Tuesday that...

It’s back to school in Vuwani – in shared classrooms and...

Four classrooms at a school in Vuwani, Limpopo, were torched ahead of the reopening of schools in the district following school closures in May.The...

#UJ17: students claim 17 suspended for arson are unjustly accused

On Monday, 8 August a small crowd of UJ students gathered at the university’s entrance 2 in protest against the suspension of 17 students...

And what about free higher education for all?

There is a meeting scheduled between Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande and university vice chancellors for Thursday. A group of university academics and...

Women’s Day: a quick history 101

It happened on 9 August 1956. Yes, all those years ago. 60 years to be precise.Helen Joseph, Rahima Moosa, Lilian Ngoyi and Sophia Williams...

Zuma speech upstaged by ‘Remember Khwezi’ activists

A small group of protesters held up posters in solidarity with Khwezi, the woman who accused President Jacob Zuma’s rape, 10 years ago.  As...

IEC to announce local election results, finally

The Independent Electoral Commission has announced results of this year's local government elections.Speaking at the IEC operational centre on Saturday, the Glen Mashinini, IEC chairperson...

The internet: Where have you taken Zuma?

While all and sundry have passed comments about the performance (or lack thereof) of the ANC in some of the most contested parts of...

These elections have dealt a blow to the ANC they didn’t...

By Friday evening, the ANC had won 54% of the national vote in this week’s local election, to the DA’s 24%.Commander in Chief...

The DA claims Tshwane, stays rising across the board

Late on Friday afternoon, the leader of the Democratic Alliance Mmusi Maimane declared victory in Tshwane. He said that they are confident that the...

Here’s what you need to know about coalition politics in SA

What is a coalition anyway?A coalition is essentially an arrangement between political parties to share power when there is no outright winner. So where...

Small parties still do have a role to play in our...

So we know that the focus of this election season has been on the big three - ANC, DA and EFF. But what about...

This is why Nelson Mandela Bay has slipped out of the...

With 90% of the vote counted, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has announced that his party has won the Nelson Mandela Bay metro. The DA has triumphed...

A letter from Zimbabwe where the people ‘battle to breathe’

Marching Wednesdays seems to be the country's new fad since the citizen movement #ThisFlag and civil servants' strike shut the nation down on the...

#ElectionResults analysis: Day 1

With results trickling in, and some very different stats than in previous elections, speculation around what everything means going forward from this election is...
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