Politics

Zimbabwe: How A Fuel Price Hike Sparked A National Shutdown

For the past three days Zimbabweans have filled the streets of Harare and Bulawayo in protest of a sharp fuel increase, which is the...

5 Points From The ANC Election Manifesto

On Saturday, the African National Congress president Cyril Ramaphosa launched the party's manifesto for the 2019 elections - promising an inclusive economy, and a...

Proudly Celebrate Colonialism And Apartheid Flag At This Cape Town Restaurant

COMMENT The Quentin at Oakhurst, a restaurant nestled between the leafy suburbs of Constantia and Hout Bay. Its walls are decorated...

Democracy Works Academy: Training Tomorrow’s Leaders

Calling all young South African leaders with an interest in building democracy! The Democracy Works Foundation (DWF), in...

SACP: #FeesCommission part of the reason why Blade Nzimande was removed

The South African Communist Party's (SACP) second deputy secretary general, Solly Mapaila, said on Tuesday the #FeesCommission report is partially the reason why former...

Herman Mashaba is a poverty shamer and cannot lead us

If I were to kill myself to obliterate everything that Herman Mashaba stands for, I would have to request for more bodies to partake...

Flow Wellington’s Poems On Arriving In Johannesburg

Flow Wellington, (Selome Payne) is the director of self-publishing institute, Poetree Publications. She is also a published poet. Her latest poet anthology, Gau-trained tells...

Mining Affected Communities Come Out In Support Of Xolobeni

Tuesday, 24 April marked the second day of the court proceedings between the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC), the department of mineral resources (DRM), and...

Non-COVID Related Deaths Under Lockdown

Just around 700 people have died of the COVID-19 virus in South Africa. These deaths have not been the only casualties. With...

#JoburgFire: NEHAWU Members Warned Officials 3 Years Ago Over Unsafe Building

Three firefighters lost their lives on Wednesday while battling a fire that broke out the Gauteng provincial human settlements and cooperative governance building. One...

“It’s sad KZN has no ANC top 6 representation” – Durbanites...

On 18 December The African National Congress (ANC) held its 54th National Elective Conference at Nasrec; where the top six official members were elected,...

Blade Nzimande At Higher Education: It’s Back To “Square One” For...

NEWS ANALYSIS During the period when Fees Must Fall gripped the South African campuses, then-higher education minister Blade...

African Freedom Revolution Aims For 3 Million Votes

African Freedom Revolution is a new party in KwaZulu-Natal which promises to address various issues including corruption, education, and abuse of religion....

Disconnect Between Business And State Contributed To Marikana Massacre

COMMENT The Marikana massacre, in which 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead by police on 16 August 2012, was a tragic and historic event in...

Ramaphosa Cabinet 2.0: Who’s In, Who’s Out, What It All Means

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his second cabinet reshuffle on Thursday afternoon, a change enforced by the death of the environmental affairs minister Edna Molewa,...

Hlaudi Motsoeneng: “We Want To Create A Nation Of Thinkers”

Leader of the African Content Movement (ACM) Hlaudi Motsoeneng says his party will bring some much needed "fresh air" onto the political scene. ACM,...

Dear deputy president, we are not shields in your political battles

In a letter to deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, Gaopalelwe Phalaetsile reflects on the ways in which *womxn end up as collateral damage when men...

Students struggling with online learning will be invited back to campus

Approximately 66% of students are set to return to campus under level two of South Africa’s lockdown restrictions. Minister of higher education...

There’s a mixed reaction to the launch of the Black First...

Andile Mnxgitama launched his Black First Land First movement on May 14 in Orlando West, Soweto. Although Mngxitama placed great emphasis that the movement...

#LGBQTILife: Navigating life in student leadership and the church as a...

We spoke to Lance-Selae August, a 27 year old student leader at UCT. They are an Honours student in Theatre and Performance,...
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