Life Skills

Toxic Masculinity In Football Needs To Be Addressed

This weekend, the news and social media were awash with images of Kaizer Chiefs supporters storming onto the pitch of the Moses Mabhida Stadium....

Sip Conscious Straws, An Environmentally Conscious Alternative To Plastic Straws

"What's the point of having a straw - usually a plastic straw?" asked Aaliyah Kathrada, co-founder of Sip Conscious Straws in an interview with...

Security Guard And Now Qualified Teacher Nkosingiphile Kwela, On His Journey

After 16 years working as a security guard for various companies, Nkosingiphile Kwela from Floweni, south Durban, graduated with a degree in teaching at...

Media freedom for who? Democracy for what?

Democracies depend on the flow of information to the public. Every dystopian novel ever written has the censorship of information catalyse an eventual degradation...

Muslim Students At UCT: The University Is Intolerant About Exams During...

UPDATE: In a statement, UCT noted and appreciated an apology made by the lecturer who responded to Soeker's query about breaking fast during exams....

Wearing Or Not Wearing Makeup Should Be A Woman’s Prerogative

"You look so different without makeup", "I prefer women who don't wear makeup", "You look so tired without makeup", "You're a feminist,...

The MPL Network: Centering Women’s Experiences of Islamic Law

Debating justice in the Muslim family, a recent workshop organised by the Muslim Personal Law (MPL) Network at the University of Cape Town (UCT)...

Math Guru Educator Doesn’t Regret Quitting His Corporate Job

Thamsanqa Vezi, a 27-year-old educator at Velabahleke High School is among the teachers who are flying uMlazi Township's flag high, after the school obtained...

Exit: Escaping A Life Of Sexual Violence

"My life has seen cycles of abandonment and abuse, sexual exploitation and domestic violence. But my story begins before I was born,...

What people don’t tell you about the aftermath of sexual trauma

Trigger warning: This article contains references to rape and sexual violence There are many difficulties one goes through after a traumatic event. We hear all...

5 Woke Youtubers Worth Your Data

Seemingly everybody is starting a YouTube channel to showcase the same personalities and to tell us the same dos and dont’s in black households....

Tackling Identity-Building & Unemployment Through Dialogue

In commemoration of Youth Month, the Democracy Development Program in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung hosted its 4th Annual Youth Indaba...

21-Year-Old Entrepreneur: ‘I Started My Business With No Funds’

AS TOLD TO Avthar Aniruth, a 21-year-old Durban entrepreneur, was recently featured in the Forbes Africa 30 Under 30...

Imposter Syndrome Is Worse For Women

Imposter Syndrome is something that has affected every single one of us at some time or the other. Have you ever felt...

8 Organisations Fighting Gender-Based Violence

Gender-based violence is a scourge facing South African women. A 2016 Stats SA and South African Medical Research Council survey shows that one in...

The double-edged sword that is proximity to whiteness

ZUKISWA PIKOLI believes that the protests that broke out over hair policies and racism in schools are a continuation of the years of unexpressed...

Date My Family’s Bachelor Stands Up To Rude Bullies

Date My Family’s featured families are becoming more problematic. The behaviour of the three families this week sparked outrage on Twitter with regards to...

This ex-convict needs help to keep vulnerable young people out of...

Bennett Mahlangu is a 41-year-old ex-convict from Vlakfontein, in the south of Johannesburg. Mahlangu was arrested when he was 18 for murder and housebreaking...

Reinforcing privilege – The tale of social capital

Graduation ceremonies are meant to mark the start of a new chapter where degrees equal opportunities. But entrenched structures of privilege mean that graduates...

Four ways you can put the lit back in literacy

September is International Literacy Month. According to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), 750 million people around the world remain illiterate,...
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