South Africa

What Activists Want The President’s SONA To Say

President Cyril Ramaphosa faces a tough challenge for the 2020 State of the Nation Address (SONA). Rolling blackouts, failures at state-owned agencies,...

Minister Angie Motshekga, Please Don’t Call Us To Celebrate Failure AGAIN!

Every year we are called out to celebrate matric results without looking at our basic education failures. When Minister Angie Motshekga formally...

Difficult Conditions Ahead For SA Farmers

Farmers across South Africa are warning the government they might not survive the current drought gripping South Africa.  What...

Sewing Co-op In Tembisa Is Growing Jobs

Gathering women from her community, Joyce Phala started a sewing cooperative in Tembisa almost eight years ago. She wanted to help the...

10 Books To Read For Non-Fiction November

During the month of November, National Non-Fiction November month is celebrated in the United Kingdom. It’s an annual celebration of all things...

How An Asylum Seeker Becomes A Refugee In South Africa

A video of a child being torn away from the arms of a woman did its rounds on social media on Wednesday....

Essentials For Matric Students

Matric students all across South Africa officially began their final examinations on October 23. Punted as the most important examinations for school...

Magistrate Denies Kanya Cekeshe Bail, Leave To Appeal Conviction

“Why is the state hell-bent on keeping Cekeshe in jail,” asked Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi. It was a packed court at the Johannesburg...

Global Climate Strike: Where In SA You Can Take Action

An intergenerational global climate strike is happening. From September 20-27, thousands of people around the world will be taking to the streets...

Everything You Need To Know About NSFAS 2020

The 2020 National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) cycle opened on September 1, 2019. This means students have three months to apply...

#SandtonShutdown: Civil Society Pleads For Big Business To Intervene In The...

In the early hours of the morning, hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in Sandton. The...

Neither State Of Emergency Or Death Penalty Are Solutions To GBV

These past few weeks following the rape and murder of 19-year-old Uyinene Mrwetyana has thrown into the spotlight the issue of gender-based...

Would Suspending Freedoms Help To End Gender-Based Violence?

NEWS ANALYSIS  “Violence against women has become more than a national crisis. It is a crime against our...

“Excluding Rape From Common Purpose Would Be Irrational,” ConCourt Hears

UPDATE: During the December 11 handing down of judgement, the Constitutional Court ruled that the doctrine of common purpose applies...

Is Flying Worth The Environmental Cost? Greta Thunberg Says No

Greta Thunberg is currently sailing around the world. The 16-year-old climate change activist is heading from Sweden to the United Nations headquarters...

Dr Tlaleng On Advocating For Sexual Rights

BOOK EXTRACT Doctor Tlaleng Mokokeng is an internationally renowned health activist, doctor and writer. In her latest book Dr...
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