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You were probably thinking Temba Bavuma would never succeed

All of South Africa - or at least those who dared to watch - were on their feet. Waiting. Our nervousness was warranted. And when the...

The Congolese bouncer who earns R450 a month

Refugees and asylum seekers have equal rights to the working conditions and job opportunities of South Africans, but because of their immigration status, they...

Palestinian leader killed for trying to plant olive trees

A Palestinian minister has been killed after suffering a beating at the hands of Israeli forces during a protest in the West Bank, in...

Refugee dies after SA hospital denies treatment, citing health act

Ethiopian refugee Badesa Fokora has died in a Johannesburg hospital after suffering double kidney failure and being refused treatment for it, despite the fact...

How Ramaphosa played parliamentary peacemaker

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa played peacemaker in Parliament on Tuesday when he met leaders of opposition parties to discuss the chaos in the National...

Editorial: Senzo Meyiwa and the 17,000 other murder victims we don’t...

Senzo Meyiwa is dead. He leaves behind grieving parents, a devastated wife and girlfriend, and children who will never get to know their father. I...

Four lessons we can learn from the #ChickyLamba incident

As the hubbub around Chicky Lamba and his desperadoe begins to die down, social media expert MJ KHAN reflects on four lessons we can...

Five of the funniest comedy stand-ups you really should know

For many years the only widely popular comedic relief in the country came in the form of a Leon Schuster movie. Twenty years into a...

Understanding the Constitution makes for active citizens

As South Africans, we're always told that we have the most progressive constitution in the world. But how much do any of us know...

Single person infected with Ebola in the US garners global attention

On Tuesday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the USA's first Ebola case. Meanwhile, medics in West Aftica are struggling...

The Arms Deal: 5 things you were too shy to ask...

On Sunday, new details emerged in the Sunday Times about President Zuma’s alleged involvement in the arms deal scandal, which channeled up to R70-billion that could have gone...

The Weekly Dissident: Dashen Naicker, the Activist Lyricist

This week MPHUTLANE WA BOFELO speaks with academic, activist and lyricist Dashen Naicker. From being two-time winner of the Poetry Africa SlamJam (2010 and 2012), to...

SAHRC backs battle for basic services in Cape Town

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has found that the City of Cape Town’s use of temporary chemical toilets as an on-going means...

Is it Germany’s chance to shine? #WorldCup2014

Berlin, Germany - Across Germany red, black and gold color the streets of bustling cities and quaint village towns. Flags are pinned and draped...

When a love of football isn’t enough

A Brazilian in South Africa speaks with MUHAMMAD SHEIK about football, poverty and the World Cup. Marko Gimenez (26) wore a green golf shirt and...

When #blacktwitter and #whitetwitter collide … erm collude

When a mischievous journalist asked if anyone would miss white people if the EFF forced them out, South African Twitter users responded in good...
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