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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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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....

Sleigh queens: meet the Nigerian bobsled team making history

Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga are three names you need to know as of right now. They are the three members of...

Ten reasons SA doesn’t suck right now – November edition

November has been one helluva month, and most of us are looking forward to recovering over December. The Fees Commission released its disappointing results,...

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...

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 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,...

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 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...

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 – August 2017...

2017 continues to do the most: storms are wreaking havoc across the world, poverty stays ruining South African lives and Marikana Day came and...

“Most Girls Don’t Get A Chance To Explore”

A KwaMashu matric pupil, Golgirl Phakathi, 17, is departing to New York City to represent South Africa in a United Nations’ Commision on the...

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...

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...
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