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Mafikeng residents have registered to vote, but they don’t expect much...

From no water and electricity, to youth unemployment and slow councillors, Mafikeng residents registered to vote last weekend in the hope that they can...

This is why Uganda’s election is a big moment for democracy...

Thursday has been declared as a national holiday in Uganda as citizens take to the polls for the country’s national elections. Kizza Besigye of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Why Aubameyang was crowned CAF Player of the year ahead of...

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) held their annual awards ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria on Thursday night. The event, to recognise and celebrate African...

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...

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...

Addressing young people’s sexual & reproductive health rights is vital in...

Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) play a major role in the lives of young people, enabling them to decide freely and responsibly...

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...

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...

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...

20 Witsies have been detained for “flouting an interdict”

A group of 20 Wits #FeesMustFall activists have been arrested and taken to the Hillbrow Police Station on charges of contempt of court after allegedly contravening...

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...

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...
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