Life Skills

Curious About Ramadan? We’ve Got You Covered

It's almost time for Ramadan 1440 (2019 in the Gregorian calendar) in South Africa. But what is Ramadan and what does it mean? Our...

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...

The Real Problem With Sexual Assault Scenes In 13 Reasons Why

Controversy has surrounded the popular American teen drama series 13 Reasons Why since the release of season one in March of 2017....

Ramaphosa’s African Language Education Policy Is Actually 5 Years Old

During his inaugural State of the Nation Speech, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that in an “historic” first, from the beginning of the 2018 academic...

The Ten Commandments Of Catching A Taxi

Commuting using public transport can be a mission and exhausting. However, in cities like Johannesburg, commuting using a minibus taxi can be far worse...

The Oral Tradition Behind South African Names

Phumzile Simelane Kalumba first started considering the significance of names when she had to name her own children. She and her husband considered the...

Toya Delazy: HIV Affected My Family Too

We asked UNICEF Youth Champion and pop star, Toya Delazy, why it is important for her to join the conversation about HIV and Aids....

The Forgotten Women Series Uncovers The Untold Histories Of Women

World history remembers certain people better than others. Our records are dominated by white men from the West who supposedly led, conquered, and created...

Why the Grace/Aziz Ansari incident is so relatable to conversations around...

Navigating the dating world as a woman in a patriarchal world is like playing Russian roulette, you never know how it's going to go....

Jackie Phamotse Tweets What She Likes, And You Can Too

Author and social activist Jackie Phamotse has learned from her mistakes on social media and wrote a book so you can too. Phamotse set tongues...

In Conversation With SA’s Youngest Doctor, Sandile Kubheka

It's always fascinating to see young people doing remarkable things. Dr Sandile Kubheka graduated medicine at the age of 20, becoming the youngest doctor...

How To Mute Helen Zille From Your Life

COMMENT When we thought premier of the Western Cape and professional troll Helen Zille had said it all, this morning she...

Nokwazi Mzobe’s Zulu-language guide for entrepreneurs

A KwaZulu-Natal author and businesswoman, Nokwazi Mzobe, has written and published a business handbook ‘Umhlahlandlela Wamabhizinisi Amancane’ (Small Business Handbook) in IsiZulu. Translated from...

This YouTube Series Is The Modern Day ‘I Write What I...

If you're looking for fresh YouTube content, you might want to check out #UnPolicedExpressions. Follow Nyiko Shikwambane and Naledi Chirwa as they navigate leaving...

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...

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...

A world of difference between private and public healthcare in South...

In South Africa, the reality of socio-economic inequality is that, often, private healthcare is reserved for those who can afford it while...

“I Started A Football Team To Shield These Young Boys From...

A twenty-six year old merchandiser from Ntuzuma, north Durban is using his passion to keep young boys from the streets. Simphiwe Mkhize says his...

Want To Enter Into A Muslim Marriage In SA? Here Are...

Arising out of the discussions at a recent workshop organised by the Muslim Personal Law (MPL) Network, it was clear that Muslims in South...

Sobae Is A Dessert Love Story

Thula Ndema and Thato Masondo are on a mission to make sorbet eco-friendly. From the streets of Braamfontein to their own space...
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