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#DAFinalRally: “The DA Is South Africa’s ‘Last Hope’”

“We need change, and we need it now,” Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said about the imminent national election. Dobsonville was...

Fasiha Hassan Argues The Case For The ANC

The African National Congress has been around for 107 years, and in government for 25 of these. Its leadership has been dominated...

The Rise Of Urban Farming In Johannesburg

Small farms and gardens have begun popping up all around the Johannesburg inner-city. The contrasts between the bustling urban environment and the...

President Shocked Is Too Rich To Lead

President Cyril Ramaphosa may not realise this, but his now-infamous quotes about being ‘shocked’ and ‘appalled’ by various details he encounters while...

Thabang Motsohi: Why The ANC Fails

“The African National Congress (ANC) is going to be divided, it’s going to split. The split is inevitable when you have ideological...

Politics Goes To Church

Subscribe to Sipho’s Weekly Political Newsletter.More political parties will contest the 2019 national elections than ever before - 48, to be exact. Amongst the crop...

Joburg Zoo To Get Second Elephant In Spite Of Public Outcry

COMMENTThe Joburg Zoo continues to make unilateral decisions regarding Lammie the elephant’s future while the DA led City...

#AlexShutDown: The ANC Did This

Subscribe to Sipho’s Weekly Political Newsletter.On Thursday, I was invited by the University of Witwatersrand chapter of the Golden...

Beyond The Gender Summit: Where To From Here

NEWS ANALYSISA number of steps have been taken to address the scourge of gender-based violence (GBV) and femicide...

UDM: Coalitions The Way To Go For 2019

Yongama Ludwe - the United Democratic Movement (UDM)’s number 6 on the party’s parliamentary list - is also the Gauteng Provincial Youth...

African Freedom Revolution Aims For 3 Million Votes

African Freedom Revolution is a new party in KwaZulu-Natal which promises to address various issues including corruption, education, and abuse of religion....

Life In A Durban Hostel Is A Nightmare

March 21 marks Human Rights Day annually, where South Africans commemorate the events of Sharpeville Massacre, however, for hostel dwellers around Durban...

Load Shedding: Small Businesses May Shut Soon

"The loss is so great that sometimes we have to throw away some of the dough when it becomes stale due. The sad part...

As A Person With A Disability, Send Me, Mr President.

After I received a notification that President Cyril Ramaphosa would be giving an address about disability rights I logged on to watch with interest,...

How Serious Is The Government’s Plan For Free Education?

When former president Jacob Zuma announced the government's plan for free higher education in 2017, the hope and relief were palpable. It all came...

Gender Summit: We Need More Work Beyond ANC Politicking

The minister of social development Susan Shabangu stuttered over the pronunciation of LGBTQI. "Teach me," she said. The minister was addressing a crowd of...

Sipho’s Political Newsletter: The DA Needs The EFF To Win Gauteng

The Democratic Alliance has targeted winning the Gauteng and North West premierships as part of its 2019 elections strategy. That means either finding a...

Why The WASP Won’t Be Contesting The 2019 Elections

The Workers and Socialist Party (WASP) will not be taking part in the 2019 National Elections. Formed in 2013, the party competed in the...

Africans Want Political Choice, New Book Argues

Democracy Works is a book that attempts to show that the best way to economic development is through a democratic governance system. The book...

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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