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Five facts you may not know about June 16

If you are going to share Hector's photo, you might as well know the facts about June 16. We know June 16 mostly because of...

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...

What we know about the #TembisaTornado so far

At least 20 people are said to have been injured after a tornado ripped through Tembisa, in the north east of Johannesburg on Tuesday...

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....

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...

Chad Le Clos on winning and being a role model

Just how hard it is to train for the Olympics? Alicia Pillay-Wagiet chatted to multiple-Olympic medallist CHAD LE CLOS about just what he does...

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...

Dear Jacob Zuma… a timeline

“No one has told me what I have done wrong. No one has been able to furnish what I’ve done. If I’ve...

Women cannabis entrepreneurs in a time of Covid-19

We spoke to women who have launched CBD-infused products and are using social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram to facilitate sales...

Lobola Calculator: The thin line between humour and misogyny

A new app used to calculate lobola has has taken South Africa by storm, with many women (and men) using it to find out...

Three ways you can take a stand against xenophobic violence in...

Xenophobic attacks in KwaZulu-Natal has left thousands of foreign nationals displaced and several people dead. Many have lost their livelihoods and are fearing for...

Marvelous Madonsela: Five cases that put the Public Protector in the...

Since her appointment as Public Protector in 2009, Thuli Madonsela has become a key feature in many political discussions in South Africa....

Sea the Bigger Picture with Shamier Magmoet

Shamier Magmoet is a free diver from Heideveld on the Cape Flats. He is also a passionate environmentalist working hard to keep...

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...

This Ghanaian artist does incredible things with only a ballpoint pen

Without the use of fancy filters or expensive materials, Ghanaian Artist Enam Bosokah makes striking art with only the use of a ballpoint pen....

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...

The best of South African music in 2014

In no particular order, AAISHA DADI PATEL lists what she thinks are the best seven of the best South African songs of the year 1....

Service delivery lessons from the Makana Municipality

Important only because of the local university and National Arts Festival, Makana Municipality may offer some important lessons on how to improve local governance...

Acting UCT SRC president investigated for alleged homophobic comment: “We are...

The acting president of the University of Cape Town’s Student Representative Council (SRC) is under internal investigation after posting a status on Facebook which...

Five reasons why Uzalo has knocked Generations off its top spot

Upstart SABC drama Uzalo has done the impossible and replaced perennial favourite Generations as the most-watched show on TV. ZILUNGILE MNISI gives us five...
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