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MOMConnect: how an SMS service keeps pregnant women in check

It's not the type of information you'd ordinarily have. How do you know if your pregnancy is going well, or if your child is...

What next for Uzalo?

Uzalo viewers are finding it hard to believe that supposed lead character Gxabhashe is really dead. LIZEKA MADUNA speculates. A flawed family man is dead,...

Uzalo: Can they just bring Gxabhashe back already?

It’s only been a few months since it premiered but soapie fans are already growing impatient with hit SABC 1 series Uzalo. The predominantly Zulu-language...

No NSFAS? Don’t despair – here are five other ways to...

Furthering your education can be an intimidating journey filled with the anxiety of financial burdens. While the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) provides loans...

Israel is why a popular academic is pulling out of this...

As South Africa's drought intensifies, the Mail and Guardian in conjunction with the South African Department of Water and Sanitation has organised Water Summit...

Rhodes Must Fall: the university must be decolonised

The Cecil John Rhodes statue at UCT has been boarded up, and students are in the second week of their sit-in at Bremner Building. But...

Five strikes that almost brought SA to its knees

South Africa may well be the strike capital of the world. Last week saw the end of a five-month strike in the platinum sector....

My people’s deaths in Beirut do not matter as much as...

On Saturday the world woke up to tragedy. Carnage in Beirut and Paris. In what seems to have been the work of the Islamic...

Six payments refugees have to make to secure asylum in SA

 A report on corruption levels in South Africa’s asylum-seeking system, called Queue Here for Corruption, has found that almost one-third of refugees have experienced...

Small business minister wants spaza-shop trade secrets

Did you hear the one about the small business minister who said foreigner spaza shopkeepers must share their “trade secrets” or else? Sadly, it's not...

How Fordsburg Has Evolved From The Gold Rush To Now

PART I Growing up as Indian South African, Fordsburg was the place to buy halaal meats, spices, jewellery and...

Bread Heists And Currencies: The Situation In Zimbabwe

FEATURE Last week, news sites reported that 500 loaves of bread had been stolen by armed robbers in...

Nine things you might not know about Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is by no means the globe's most-loved man. He's been stripped of his British knighthood, some of his honorary degrees,...

Five of South Africa’s horrifying road accidents [VIDEO]

A horrific traffic accident on the N12 near Alberton on Tuesday served as a reminder of just how dangerous South Africa’s roads can be. So far,...

Nzimande latest South African to be denied Israeli visa over pro-Palestinian...

There was a diplomatic kerfuffle when higher education minister Blade Nzimande was denied a visa by the Israeli government on Thursday. But given Nzimande’s...

Love in the time of apartheid

Desmond and Leah Tutu recently renewed their wedding vows in celebration of their 60th anniversary. Being married for 60 years is a great feat...

Blade Nzimande: What His Return Means For Higher Education

The last time he was the higher education (DHET) minister he said “students must fall” and dismissed the student movement. Now Dr....

Uzalo: finally, Gxabhashe is back!

Uzalo viewers are brimming with excitement following the return of series villain, Gxabhashe. There are sure to be fireworks in the Xulu family when...

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is more than just Jacob Zuma’s ex-wife

She’s the first woman to lead the African Union Commission and one of the most experienced public servants in the country. But as anticipation...

An open letter to my abused friend

With the 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children upon us, one woman writes an open letter to her dear...
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