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Ten reasons South Africa doesn’t suck right now – February edition

February saw a visit from a natural disaster named Dineo, a whole lot of rain in one part of the country and very dry...

This self-published author wants children to take pride in their blackness

Thenjiwe Mswane is a young black queer womxn* that everyone should be talking about. Thenjiwe is a 27-year-old self-publishing author who just recently wrote...

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...

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)...

Major League’s Gift Ngoepe wants to put African baseball on the...

In April, this year, South Africans were hastily Googling things like "getting a single in the first at-bat" and other baseball-related terms when it...

2018 FIFA World Cup: For Africa, There Were Positive Lessons To...

In the end, it was the bloody yellow cards that did in the Lions of Teranga. For the first time in the history of...

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...

Ten Reasons South Africa Doesn’t Suck Right Now – May 2017...

May came and went, and we are officially at the halfway point of 2017. We don't know how we got here: there is new...

These African athletes are making history at the Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics Games will be taking place from the 9th till the 25th of February in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where temperatures are...

Ten reasons South Africa doesn’t suck right now – October edition

This year has been a lot, and most of us are already counting down until it ends. But October wasn’t all bad despite the...

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...

WATCH: These Grade R pupils know more cabinet ministers than you

A group of grade R pupils have lit up social media with their knowledge of SA’s cabinet ministers. Lwazi Pakade tweeted the video of nine...

How to console someone when words are not enough

I feel like a broken record when sending condolences messages. The ways of saying it may differ, but the helplessness behind it...

10 Reasons SA doesn’t suck right now – May edition

So May's been crazy. It's getting chillier as winter announces its onset, the petrol price has gone up, and the rand is waaay past...

Animated Film Fosters Hair Love For Black Girls And Their Dads

When the internet identifies with a project, amazing things happen. A filmmaker in the United States is getting a lot of love - and...

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...

On Identity And Wholeness: Four Authors Share Their Reflections

Who are we? Conceptualisations of home, identity and wholeness are pertinent questions. Identity can refer to who we are, where we come from, who...

Gift Ngoepe On His Incredible Journey To The MLB – And...

Mpho Gift Ngoepe made history by being the first black South African to play in the Major League Baseball (MLB). He recently moved from...

10 reasons South Africa doesn’t suck right now – March 2017...

March looked promising - and then nosedived pretty badly towards its end. First Helen Zille defended colonialism, and then the great Uncle Kathy passed....

Durban’s Top Hotspots For Foodies

Warm, friendly Durban is a popular holiday destination. With its unique blend of cultures and traditions, its food scene is not to...
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