Politics

The List: 5 things people shouldn’t be doing during a civil...

As the civil unrest and looting unfolded across KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng we’ve seen tensions starting amongst the public. Here’s 5 things people...

Makhanda and the future of service delivery protests in SA

In Makhanda, between May and June, protestors shut down roads, and other access points. They were protesting jobs and decent services. In...

News Flash: #SAShutdown targets community radio stations

Destruction continued in many communities in KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng on Wednesday as shutdown spreads to Mpumalaga and Northern Cape. 

News Flash #ShutdownSA: what is currently happening

The South African National Defense Force (SANDF) has now been deployed to assist the police to stop the civil unrest. However, destruction...

Durban food riots turn the wheel of history

South Africa’s social crisis has erupted as the people Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma deem expendable, those who bear the brunt of...

News Flash: How the #ShutdownSA is unfolding

On Wednesday, July 7, former South African president, Jacob Zuma, turned himself in to the police to begin his 15 months in...

The eSwatini protests, explained

The people of eSwatini have been protesting against the king and the country's monarchical system. People from across the country have joined...

#LGBQTILife: The Pocket Queerpedia is an educational resource for understanding queerness

The Pocket Queerpedia is a resource for activists, educators and the queer community developed by The Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education. The...

Democratic Alliance says bang bang not jab jab

On June 22 2021 the Democratic Alliance (DA) hosted a virtual firearm summit. The DA has previously supported private gun ownership for...

Khoi activist: “Amazon is the 2021 version of the Dutch East...

Amazon announced their African headquarters in Cape Town, after brokering a multi-billion rand deal with the City of Cape Town. We spoke...

RECAP: How the Tembisa 10 came into “non-existence”

STORY LAST UPDATE: JUNE 28 There is rarely a dull moment in South Africa. The country, after all,...

EXTRACT: Andile Gaelesiwe: Remembering

Andile Gaelesiwe is celebrated across South Africa as the adored host of Khumbul’ ekhaya on SABC 1. Yet few know that behind...

EXTRACT: But He Speaks So Well by Ivan Johnson

Journey with Ivan Johnson in this memoir of an identity crisis as the high­spirited boy from a close-­knit family on the Cape...

#BeTheDrivingForce Week Four: Young people should be leading

We are officially in Youth Month with Youth Day just a few days away. But even with such an important commemoration coming...

Never far from controversy: The life and times of Zweli Mkhize

Health minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize had been a beacon of hope during the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic. He also seems to...

How are policies made in South Africa?

South Africa’s local government elections are just a few months away. It is routine for political parties to outline the policies and...

Zulaikha Patel wants to inspire young women with her first book

Zulaikha Patel was just 13-years-old when images of her protesting against her school’s racist hair policies became news. That protest inspired a...

Can the ANCYL be the answer to the crisis of youth...

Zama Mthunzi  The formation and the announcement of the African National Congress Youth League National Youth National Task Team...

EXTRACT: Black Girl’s Guide to Corporate South Africa by Lindelwa Skenjana

In this timely memoir-/­guide, young corporate professional Lindelwa Skenjana shares insights from her own experience and those of other black women at...

Lack-cess to education – the cycle of abuse against South African...

Seven postgraduate students from Wits University’s Critical Diversity Studies department write about the perennial funding crisis in higher education in South Africa....
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