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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 workers’ protest at UKZN is being met with force

Students at UKZN's Howard College have been protesting in support of a workers' strike that began last week. However, their efforts were halted by...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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