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Sassa social grant crisis averted, for now

On Friday 17 March, the Constitutional Court ruled that the invalid South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) contract with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) will...

Case Against Total Shutdown GP Canned By Police Top Brass

UPDATE: In a media statement issued by the office of the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, on Monday afternoon, National Commissioner...

Xenophobia Permeates All Levels Of South African Politics

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema made news headlines a few weeks ago when he questioned whether former president Jacob Zuma's children Duduzane...

Why are the doors of higher learning still closed to young...

More white and Indian kids are going on to higher education today than 12 years ago, but for black and coloured kids, it’s still...

This Youth Manifesto Hopes To Amplify Young People’s 2019 Election Vision

2019 is just a couple of months away, and political parties are already gearing up for next year’s general elections.  With the many challenges...

“It doesn’t make sense to have a house worth a million...

Opposition parties in KwaZulu-Natal have questioned the provincial government’s decision to set aside R15 million to build houses for four tribal chiefs. This, after...

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 produce more...

Understanding Human Trafficking in South Africa

Of late, social media has been awash with pictures, videos and warnings about human trafficking. But it isn't a new problem in South Africa....

Who Is Really To Blame For SA’s Jobs Crisis?

Subscribe to our newsletter. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent admission that South Africa is facing punishing job losses is in direct...

Here’s 10+ things the DA should apologise for

As the EFF set to launch their manifesto on Saturday, the DA put out a statement outlining 10 things that they believe the EFF, in...

A Critique Of The Media Is Not Automatically An Attack On...

COMMENT Dreams of Smart Cities, mass retrenchments, young people in cabinet and National Assembly, growth for the Economic Freedom...

Medical Graduates Still Await Placement

All South African medical interns and community service doctors who were eligible for placement have finally been allocated and offered placement, according to a...

Maytha Alhassen And Natalia Molebatsi On Afro-Palestinian Solidarity

“We have to speak about our solidarity with the people of Palestine. It is urgent and it is important,” South African poet and writer...

Problems Persist For Gauteng Nursing Students

In January, nursing colleges in Gauteng made headlines when it emerged that there would be no intake of first-year bursary students because the department...

Open letter to Pravin Gordhan urges him to take responsibility in...

In an open letter to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, head of department of anthropology at Wits, Dr Kelly Gillespie, expressed her disappointment that Gordhan...

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...

Where to for Zuma’s critics now that the marches are over?

Speaking to the huge #OppositionMarch assembled in front of the Union Buildings on Wednesday, the Economic Freedom Fighters' Commander-In-Chief Julius Malema said that the...

NSFAS 2019: 5 Things You Need To Know

“I am pleased that the 2019 application process has performed well in terms of systems, applications received, as well as user experience,” said Minister...

Palestinian Water Expert: SA Does Not Need Israeli Water Expertise

The water crisis in Cape Town is due to mismanagement, water expert and Palestinian citizen of Israel Mustafa Abu Raiya said in a Facebook...

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...
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