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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...

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...

‘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...

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,...

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...

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...

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

In the wake of a few tumultuous political happenings, April was a good month. The leaves started changing colour, and graduation season went into...

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....

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...

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

2016 came to an eventual end - and we could not be happier. So far, the start of the year has been relatively smooth...

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

November has come to an eventual end, but 2016 still hasn't. The world has officially lost its marbles and Trump is officially going to...

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

For some reason, it seems like 2016 is getting worse by the month. It's suddenly November, we're feeling the real effects of the drought,...

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...

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...

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...

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

April went by really fast - but at the same time, April was really, really long. And not just because of the public holidays....

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.
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