South Africa

#WitsAmINext: Wits Community Demands Safety For Female Students

Clad in black and purple, students and staff at Wits University joined the country in speaking up about gender-based violence (GBV) and...

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...

African Countries Demand Accountability For South African Xenophobia

South Africa has been gripped by xenophobic violence in the past years. For the past ten years or so, there have been...

How The Government Is Ruining Its Own Plan To End Gender-Based...

NEWS ANALYSIS The rape and murder of 19-year-old Uyinene Mrwetyana has pushed into the spotlight the government’s failure...

How The Nation Is Mourning The Scourge Of Gender-based Violence In...

As the nation continues to mourn the status of women in South Africa, many have taken to the streets. Monday’s news that...

NSFAS: ‘We’re Ready For 2020’

On Wednesday, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) briefed parliament on the scheme’s readiness for the 2020 academic year. NSFAS Administrator...

New Protests For Accommodation At UNISA And Security At NMU

Students from the University of South Africa (UNISA) and Nelson Mandela University (NMU) are protesting. At Unisa, students protested this past week...

“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...

#ApartheidFlag Ruling A Non-Racialism Milestone

ANALYSIS The Equality Court has declared that displaying the apartheid flag without good reason constitutes hate speech. Deputy judge...

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. T’s Sexual Health And Pleasure Guide Is Deeply Political And...

“I still can’t believe that it’s only been a week since we launched,” says Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng affectionately known by most as...

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...

How South Africa Can Prepare For Climate Change

BOOK REVIEW  South Africa’s Survival Guide to Climate Change by Sarah Wild and Sipho Kings is a new...

Mampintsha And Babes Wodumo Hold Guns

COMMENT A disturbing photograph of a popular musicians Mandla 'Mampintsha' Maphumulo with his girlfriend and abuse victim Bongekile...

Get Applying! 7 Scholarship And Learnerships To Check Out

It’s that time of the year. The new year is almost upon us and it’s time for new opportunities. Companies, universities and...

From Unemployment To Owning A Company – Young People In Palmridge...

Unemployment levels in South Africa are at an all time high. The economy is in dire straits with no solution in sight....

Banyana Banyana’s 5 Biggest Wins

After an unsuccessful World Cup Banyana Banyana had a lot to prove going into the COSAFA Women’s World Cup. And prove themselves...

Uzalo Trends For the Right Reasons At Last

Uzalo is trending and this time around for all the right reasons. Tuesday night's episode became the talk of the town with...

The Total Shutdown: One Year On

One year ago on August 1, 2018, thousands of women and gender non-conforming people (GNC) took to the streets of South Africa...

#JusticeForCapeFlats: Here’s Why People Are Turning Their Avis Orange

Over the past few weeks, orange profile pictures have appeared on social media in South Africa, apparently inspired by a similar campaign...
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