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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.

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...

The Dove Self-Esteem Project Has Launched In South Africa

Too fat, too skinny, too dark, too light, too short, too tall: everyone has insecurities about themselves that they carry from their childhood. The...

The EFF Are Showing Us Academic Flames

#BlackExcellence was in full force at the graduation ceremony of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) commander-in-chief Julius Malema on Wednesday. Juju was...

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...

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)...

It’s International Coffee Day! 5 Hot Facts About Coffee

October 1 marks International Coffee Day. It's the day where caffeine lovers around the world can proudly celebrate their love of the popular drink....

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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 – 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...

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...

“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...

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...
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