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The List: How to navigate dating in a pandemic

Earlier this year, I had a virtual movie date on Teleparty (formerly Netflix Party). My date created an invitation and sent it...

Abahlali baseMjondolo: An urgent call to build solidarity in action

This is a statement released at the weekend by Thapelo Mohapi, Mqapheli Bonono and Nomusa Sizani of Abahlali baseMjondolo and Marvin Govender of the...

Boeberaand is a celebration and a metaphor for life

Ramadan marks the month when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. During the fast, no food or drink is consumed –  yes...

Heritage: Trying to understand my complicated relationship with food

I was watching Netflix the other day and happened upon an episode of Chef’s Table with chef Asma Khan. The show features...

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...

Zimbabwe’s Got Animation Talent

Amongst the noise, and excitement of Comic Con Africa 2019, there was a panel going on about Africans in Animation. Two of...

In Pictures: Comic Con 2019 Comes Alive

Comic Con Africa is back, and even bigger. The 2019 edition of the convention took place from September 21-24. Despite some of...

Are We Willing to Send Our Parents to Jail?

SPONSORED COMMENT The current trajectory of South Africa’s attempt to rebuild from the Zuma (plus the last 5 Mbeki)...

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...

Eid: How South African Muslims Celebrate

After 30 days of fasting from dusk till dawn in Ramadan, Muslims around the world celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. Muslims celebrate in various ways...

Joburg’s New Gold: Women In The Inner-City

The discovery of gold in 1886 saw Johannesburg as a city laced with promise. While this precious resource has been mined away,...

10 Movies Of 2019 To Look Forward To

While 2018 was the year for amazing movie releases (Remember Inxeba and Black Panther !)  2019 has some great releases coming out...

COPA90 Creators Are Telling The Human Football Story

COPA90 - a London-based football media company - recently launched the Creator Commissions initiative. Every month through the Commission the company gives grants to...

These Young Activists Are Working For Safer Schools

Lays dos Santos (18) has to leave home in the early parts of the morning to go to school or work every...

How I Made It After Matric With No Degree

AS TOLD TO Zinhle Cingo (27) is a mother of two who runs various businesses to sustain herself and her family. Like many other young...

In Photos: Gauteng Celebrates The Jacaranda Season

Every year from late September to November some of the trees in Johannesburg and Pretoria turn a vivid lavender. That's when we bid farewell...

Mandela-Gandhi Peace Walk Comes To SA

A group of seven peace activists from various countries including South Africa, India and Japan have embarked on a peace walk across South Africa...

5 Cheap Ways To Get Books

Books are expensive. There is no denying that most books sold at mainstream book stores or online are astronomically expensive. People just can't afford...

The Dove Self-Esteem Project Has Launched In South Africa

Too fat, too skinny, too dark, too light, too short, too tall: everyone has insecurities about themselves that they carry from their childhood. The...

Qarnita Loxton: On Writing Cape Town’s Sex And The City

Born and bred in Cape Town, Qarnita Loxton started writing as a way of keeping herself busy. Being a shy child, she had always...
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