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Ten reasons South Africa doesn’t suck right now – July 2017...

This year keeps getting more and more extra. This July, South Africans have faced more racism in our schools, xenophobic building raids which left...

Author Clinton Chauke: “What A Wonderful Time To Be Young, Black...

There's a lot of things Clinton Chauke would describe himself as: social critic, fierce debater, Pan-Africanist. But despite being born in 1994, one label...

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...

Maybe This Time Beyoncé Will Come To South Africa

The queen and saviour of the music industry, Beyoncé Knowles Carter, and her husband, rapper Jay Z, have announced a part two of their...

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...

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...

Nigeria’s World Cup Kit Is Fire!

On Wednesday night, Nike unveiled the 2018 World Cup kits for the England and Nigerian team, joining the nineteen out of the 32 teams...

Ten reasons South Africa doesn’t suck right now – June 2017...

So we’re more than halfway through 2017, and the country is still as dramatic as ever. Fires all over the Cape, more Gupta nonsense,...

10 reasons South Africa doesn’t suck right now – August edition

Spring is finally here! Our Olympic heroes no doubt made us ridiculously proud, but much of August was anxiety-ridden and taxing for all of...

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...

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...

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...

5 South African parks you should check out this National Parks...

Get ready to be a tourist in your own country. September 18-22 is South Africa National Parks Week because heritage. For this week, 19...

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...

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

We're in the thickest end of Winter, we had a TORNADO SCARE last week (!!), and election season is in full swing. We're shaking...

A moment with Zuleikha Mayat

Zulieka Mayat is renowned in the South African Indian community for her cook book, Indian Delights, which was first published in 1954. The 87-year-old was also active in the struggle against the apartheid government in Durban where she organised a women’s community group that has worked tirelessly for social change. RUMANA AKOOB spoke to her.

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...

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...

Ten reasons South Africa doesn’t suck right now – September 2017...

This year keeps getting more and more extra. This month, Heritage Day was a reminder that the Rainbow Nation is a lie, Dr Makhosi Khoza...
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