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5 Points From The ANC Election Manifesto

On Saturday, the African National Congress president Cyril Ramaphosa launched the party's manifesto for the 2019 elections - promising an inclusive economy, and a...

We don’t buy into the rainbowist fairytale of Cyril Ramaphosa

Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa was supposed to be Nelson Mandela's successor. Now finally at 65, 'Mandela's heir' is the new president of South...

Final #RegWeekend In Numbers

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) briefed media on January 29. The commission spoke on the outcomes of the final registration weekend for the 2019...

Ahead of 2019 Election, SA Political Parties Vow To Take Young...

Think-tank Youth Lab launched their 2019 Youth Manifesto, a collection of challenges and solutions to the problems young people face in South Africa, at...

March on Durban City Hall: ‘As shack dwellers we deserve some...

Thousands of people marched to the Durban City Hall on Monday against alleged violent evictions of shack dwellers in different informal settlements around Durban....

“Living after the fire, it feels like hell” – displaced Imizamo...

Imizamo Yethu, an informal settlement on the edge of affluent Hout Bay, was devastated by fire at the weekend. According to the City of...

Nuclear, security, fees and the ties that bind

In 2017 South Africa has faced rising electricity costs, near drought conditions in the Western Cape, a corruption crisis with the state social grant...

From Andries Zwane to Andries Tatane – Repression, Austerity, and A...

Amidst the last few months of turbulent parliamentary politics and fierce leadership battles within the ruling ANC, bitter struggles on the forgotten streets, classrooms...

We All Have To Demand Justice For Marikana

"Marikana could happen again" was the powerful message that emerged from a film screening and panel discussion which took place at the...

How unaffordable healthcare costs leave people prone to dangers of self-medication

"I haven't been to a doctor in a couple of years now; and it's not because I never get sick but I...

South African politicians just don’t get us anymore

There exists within the current South African political climate, indicators that it is time for greater youth representation. TAD KHOSA reviews the current crop...

Why Numsa and NUM Hate The New Independent Power Producers Deal

On Wednesday, energy minister Jeff Radebe signed a R55.92 billion contract with 27 independent renewable energy power producers which is set to...

European Governments Play Politics With Refugee Lives

On June 10, Matteo Salvini, Italy's new far-right interior minister, said he would not allow the MV Aquarius to dock on the Italian coast....

Recounting The Wildest Moments Of SA Politics In 2019

It’s that time of the year where we look back at all the interesting events that have taken place. 2019 has had...

Free Education: Students Realise They Were Duped

I remember the day that Jacob Zuma announced fully subsidised free education. There was a mixture of excitement and confusion on social media, but...

Vuwani residents have BEEN protesting, here’s why

On Thursday, newly-minted Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula visited Vuwani, where protesters have shut down the town for the third day in a row. At...

#CosatuStrike: ‘Zuma must step down because he is clearly captured’

South Africans have not given up on the struggle against corruption and state capture. Thousands of members of the Congress of South African Trade...

5 Misconceptions About The Land Cleared

The land question is a complex topic wrapped up in a number of challenges. On Thursday 19 April, the Institute for Poverty, Land and...

#JoburgFire: NEHAWU Members Warned Officials 3 Years Ago Over Unsafe Building

Three firefighters lost their lives on Wednesday while battling a fire that broke out the Gauteng provincial human settlements and cooperative governance building. One...

A Tortured Wait For These Unplaced Medical Graduates

“My love for a challenge and working with people pushed me towards the field of medicine,” says Tanaka Gomba (23) in an interview with...
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