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No policy in sight to help people with albinism in SA

People with albinism continue to face stigma, health challenges and the threat of violence, and there is still no solid policy to address their...

It’s time for SA to look beyond BRICS to improve its...

On Thursday, 8 June, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) launched a new report titled Life beyond BRICS? South Africa’s Future Foreign Policy Interests....

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...

Does women’s political participation matter when the policies are still patriarchal?

On Wednesday, France's new president, Emmanuel Macron, caused a wave of excitement when he appointed a cabinet that was made up of...

Tired of waiting: the fight for a place to make a...

Mamakete Mookeletse, 48, is part of the backyard dwellers that want autonomy from a government that has failed them. She has moved from shack...

Young, unemployed and without proper shelter in Freedom Park

Freedom Park is one of the areas in the south of Johannesburg which have recently seen protests over land, housing and unemployment. Residents say...

What do young Joburgers think of the state of their city?

Johannesburg mayor, Herman Mashaba delivered his first State of The City Address on Wednesday, 3 May 2017. He highlighted five social issues that he...

The nuclear deal is dead (at least for now)

On Wednesday, the Cape Town high court handed down a judgment in Earthlife’s challenge to the nuclear deal. The court invalidated South Africa’s nuclear...

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...

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...

LIVE BLOG: #NationalDayOfAction march in Pretoria

14:15 PM “It has started now, it’s on,” says Malema at the end of his speech. "When you leave here, go back home peacefully in a...

Practising empathy through protest and debunking the myth that issues...

April 7 was a day of national protest in South Africa. After President Jacob Zuma fired the finance minister, along with nine others, and...

Will you be attending the opposition’s national day of action march?

The National Day of Action march organised by eight opposition parties - including the Economic Freedom Fighters, Democratic Alliance and United Democratic Movement -...

Geopolitricks: there’s nothing radical about President Jacob Zuma or BRICS

Over the past few months President Jacob Zuma, and many of his supporters, have argued that the attacks on ANC and instability in South...

These are the marches planned to bring Gauteng to a standstill

Mass action is expected ahead of plans to bring the country to a standstill on Friday 7 April. This comes after President Zuma’s highly...

Was the ANC email leak a staged PR stunt or an...

On Tuesday night, those signed up to the ANC’s media mailing list received a surprise in their inboxes - the minutes of the ANC’s...

Young people have mixed sentiments about the #CabinetReshuffle

Sabeehah Motala (22), a student and intern at Corruption Watch, was at a dinner party on Thursday evening when her work WhatsApp group lit...

The poor will pay the price for Pravin’s sacking

We’ve seen this horror show before. On 9 December 2015, when Number One replaced the competent, principled and likeable Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene –...

Why we want nothing to do with your #BlackMonday

South Africans are donning black this Monday in protest of President Jacob Zuma’s recent cabinet reshuffle, but not us. White South Africans, corporate backers of...

Why must we take to the streets to fight internal ANC...

Political analyst, Ebrahim Fakir, asks why only now South Africans are being called to take to the streets against President Jacob Zuma. Here is the...
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