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Over-the-top service regulation could hurt South African consumers

On Tuesday, the parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services will be holding hearings on the possible regulation of over-the-top (OTT) services. But...

The Yearning that makes you question your dreams

Mohale Mashigo’s book, The Yearning, is one that takes the reader on a journey into the life of a young woman who has an...

Who is Jimi Matthews anyway?

Jimi Matthews is the former CEO of SABC who recently resigned from his position at the public broadcaster. In a tweet, he attached his...

Dr Gray: Why we doctors do what we do

Contrary to popular medical dramas, working lengthy shifts at a public hospital is no walk in the park. DR THOMAS GRAY why doctors soldier on through...

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...

Sihle Hlophe short film puts siSwati in the spotlight

As I Am, a short film from director Sihle Hlophe, highlights the complexities of dealing with homosexuality in the traditional African context and explores...

Benjamin Netanyahu and the speech that didn’t exist

A racist speech attributed to Israeli Prime
 Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has caused outrage among South Africans. But what if the speech never existed? RA'EESA PATHER reports. In...

Is Ellen Tshabalala a “stupid liar”?

The Times went bold on Thursday decrying the fake qualifications scandal dogging SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala, with the headline, "What a stupid liar". Splashed...

The many reasons why Muslims don’t need to assure you of...

Another day, another horrible attack causing death, serious injury, and sowing fear into the hearts and mind of all of us peace-loving people. ISIL...

The hits and misses from Zuma’s many, many days in court

President Jacob Zuma spends a lot of his time in court or avoiding it altogether, whether he’s suing someone or being acquitted of rape....

“I will rather starve to death in my own country than...

Thousands of foreigners were repatriated to their home countries this week after spending weeks at camps for displaced people in KwaZulu-Natal. The camps were...

Dr Gray: Why patients sometimes terrify their doctors

It might come as a surprise to you but doctors are sometimes terrified of their patients. DR THOMAS GRAY explains why. Many people associate doctors...

Expedition Imashi: Retracing the footsteps of 7,000 miners during the South...

On the morning of January 1, 24-year old urban geographer Brandon Finn started running 40km a day for 10 days in tribute to an...

“This makes us look like criminals” – Alexandra resident

Residents of Alexandra have mixed feelings about the deployment of the army in their community – some told PONTSHO PILANE the extra security presence could...

After Monday’s event at Wits we know the student movement has...

In the confusion of an attempted campus shutdown at Wits on Monday, the national student movement suffered a severe fragmentation. And it's not like the...

Woolworths stocks Palestinian dates, angers activists

You might find a surprising addition on the shelves at South African retail giant Woolworths: dates the company says are imported from Palestine. Given...

Is theatre production ‘Exhibit B – The Human Zoo’ enlightening or...

The theatrical production Exhibit B – The Human Zoo claims to challenge the idea of 19th century human zoos. Instead South African theatre director Brett Bailey...

Letting go of Zionism

I wasn’t always a pro-Palestinian Muslim. Seven years ago I was a Star of David-wearing Zionist Jew. I lived in the Jewish stronghold of Sea...

How skateboarder Wandile Msomi learned to stop worrying and love cycling

Skateboarder WANDILE MSOMI has been bitten by the cycling bug – so much so that he now cycles to work in Joburg. He tells...

Imagine being trapped inside your own body for 12 years –...

Martin Pistorius, who suffered from “locked-in syndrome”, spent 12 years in a vegetative state. Entirely conscious – but unable to communicate – he was...
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