South Africa

Trade, Tourism and Education: China’s impact on South Africa is growing

Over the past decade, South Africa has continued to strengthen its ties with the People's Republic of China. The country could stand...

CCMA rules in favour of drivers in Uber case

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) ruled last week that Uber drivers are employees of Uber SA in terms of the Labour...

The Other Universals Project: exploring the body as a source of...

The Other Universals Project aims to bring together scholars from all over the world to interrogate the question of oppression and discrimination by focusing on the views...

‘We need to act against white privilege and the systems that...

In a press statement, Dean Hutton addresses their recent #FuckWhitePeople court victory and reminds white South Africans that belonging is earned, not stolen. I’d like...

Listening to the voices of the oppressed: lessons from India and...

The Other Universals Project aims to bring together scholars from all over the world to interrogate the question of oppression and discrimination by focusing on...

Ten reasons South Africa doesn’t suck right now – June 2017...

So we’re more than halfway through 2017, and the country is still as dramatic as ever. Fires all over the Cape, more Gupta nonsense,...

Drugs, crime, and education are among the biggest worries for teenagers...

Youth Day, June 16, is the annual commemoration of the 1976 Soweto Uprising, where thousands of young people embarked on protests against the Bantu...

It’s time for SA to look beyond BRICS to improve its...

On Thursday, 8 June, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) launched a new report titled Life beyond BRICS? South Africa’s Future Foreign Policy Interests....

Statistics surrounding South Africa’s farm murder rate are more political than...

A recent analysis by Africa Check, an organisation that promotes accuracy in media reporting, has called into question the accuracy of commonly cited farm...

Ten Reasons South Africa Doesn’t Suck Right Now – May 2017...

May came and went, and we are officially at the halfway point of 2017. We don't know how we got here: there is new...

What junk status means for the country, and for you

On Monday evening, ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgraded South Africa's sovereign credit rating to junk status. On Friday, a second ratings agency, Fitch,...

Hashim Amla reaches a century of Test caps

Soon after he hit his stride on the pitch and became a household name, supporters of Hashim Amla appeared at stadiums sporting...

Joburg’s space-saving rooftop gardens offer relief from the drought

For much of 2016, South Africa has been hard hit by drought, with food prices rising and water restrictions being put into...

Heavy rains in Durban are a curse for shack dwellers

While Durban has imposed water restrictions to cope with the nationwide drought, the rain that has fallen doesn't always bring prosperity for some of...

Xenophobia: We Will Reap What We Sow

There's been a lot of middle-class hand-wringing about recent events, from the toppling of Rhodes to the latest outbreak of xenophobic attacks. But complacent...

UCT’s transformation assembly: the future is a lot faster than your...

On Wednesday night students, staff and UCT management met in Jameson Hall for a university assembly to address the issue of the Rhodes statue...
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