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UKZN statue defaced: is it time for #KingGeorgeVMustGo?

Protests against tributes to colonialists have spread from Cape Town and Grahamstown now to Durban. On Thursday morning, students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal,...

The New York Times discovers Durban

Durban has always been the bridesmaid to Cape Town’s bride. And don’t Durbanites know it. They complain that the city is overlooked in favour...

Why is local sustainable fashion so expensive?

We live in a world that offers us an abundance of choice and convenience. It’s important to understand the true cost of...

That Hector Pieterson advert: living the dream, or struggle appropriation nightmare?

Ahead of Youth Day, music channel Channel O took out a full-page advert in national newspapers showing a recreation of the iconic image of...

This artist’s re-imagination of diverse superheroes is on point!

If you’re an avid reader of comics then you’ll know that they aren’t always the most diverse in their character representations. While this has...

Israel’s prime minister said what now?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received some boos and aaahs after his speech to the US Congress on Tuesday. Netanyahu threw punches at the...

Whatsapp encryption doesn’t protect you from everything

Even though the FBI finally managed to crack into the iPhone of the San Bernardino killer without help from Apple, the battle over protecting...

Metrobus in the spotlight again after horror crash on Jan Smuts

Questions about the safety record of Johannesburg’s Metrobus service have been raised again following a a head-on collision between two buses on Jan Smuts...

TAC: Nodding along to protesters at #AIDS2016 is not enough

Mark Heywood, the director of social justice organisation Section27 and a board member of the Treatment Action Campaign addressed the media on the sidelines of...

Digify Africa supports young people in creating their own sustainable livelihoods

In 2011, Londoner Gavin Weale arrived in Cape Town to launch the SA edition of the UK youth-run publication Live Mag. Weale...

The continuous stripping and dehumanising of Sarah Baartman

Degrading images of Sarah ("Saartjie") Baartman have resurfaced online following rumours that Beyonce plans on writing and acting in a movie based on her...

The World Cup’s last hurrah

Germany snatched victory at the World Cup final with a single goal against Argentina during the dying minutes of extra time. Twitter, of course,...

Not much love lost for Jackie Selebi on social media

Former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi died this morning. He was 64. And while we hope he rests in peace, South Africans have not...

The kota gets the Debonairs treatment and South Africans are having...

For many South Africans, Debonairs turning the kota into a pizza is just one step too far. A kota, a derivation of the word quarter,...

To vote or not to vote? LIVE magazine debate

Our managing editor KHADIJA PATEL participated in a debate on youth participation in this year's general election.

Marikana graffiti stirs up debate at UCT

What's behind the Marikana-linked graffiti that everyone is going crazy over at UCT all about, and what does a group called Tokolos Stencil Collective have to...

Curro School in Roodeplaat revisits Apartheid education

About 30 parents of learners at the Curro Foundation School in Roodeplaat, Pretoria have signed a petition questioning the school’s decision to separate learners...

Protea fire burns Sri Lanka, takes SA to World Cup semi-finals

The Proteas have bowled Sri Lanka over. Literally. On a magnificent night out in the field, the boys in green and gold won their...

Beards of the cricket World Cup: our top 8

India may have beaten South Africa by 130 runs yesterday, but if it’s any consolation – the Proteas’ beard game is far stronger. AAISHA...

Is there a right way to talk about the poverty of...

An illustration by artist Thandiwe Tshabalala labeling cotton as "dental floss" and petroleum jelly as "lip gloss" for poor black women sparked outrage on...
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