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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

UKZN workers on outsourcing: “My dignity as a human being is...

Tired of obliging to what they feel is injustice, the cleaning and security staff from the University of KwaZulu Natal Howard College have downed...

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...
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