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Nine ways to be a better South African this Mandela Day

Mandela Day is a time to give and work on nation building. uTata worked his whole life to erase the rift between South Africans...

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...

South African matrics finish school on a heartwarming note

Matric learners are recognising the financial constraints amongst their peers and are selflessly donating their schooling belongings to relieve this. The last of the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

These Good Samaritans Made It Possible For Folk To Watch Black...

All hail King T’Challa of Wakanda! The much anticipated Disney-Marvel film Black Panther premiered in cinemas worldwide on 16 February and is already breaking...

Zayn is highlighting his Desi roots and we’re loving it

Zayn Malik has always been our fav brown boy in a band. But he broke Directioners' hearts in March 2015 when he announced that...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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....

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...

‘It is wrong when people only give charity on Mandela Day’

With Nelson Mandela International Day coming up, many people are looking for a way to spend 67 minutes for Tata - from painting orphanages...

QUIZ: Are you smarter than a six-year-old?

A group of grade R pupils from Elijah Mgijima Primary School in Alice, Eastern Cape, lit up social media this week  with their knowledge...

John Kani on what Black Panther means for Africa

During an interview at the US premiere of Black Panther, the legendary South African actor John Kani - who plays King T’Challa in Marvel’s...

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...
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