South Africa

Calling myself “Coloured” gives me the ability to choose new meanings...

Chris Beilings believes persisting with the term “Coloured” is an act of defiance in itself.  The past few months...

SASSA goes digital with online grant applications pilot system

Sassa is just weeks away from launching an online grant application portal. Already a trial has been underway and for 10 days...

“The Lie of 1652” debunks colonial and apartheid land myths

The Lie of 1652 by Patric Tariq Mellet joins a growing list of books retelling the history of South Africa, focusing on...

The list: Lesser known SA museums you should get acquainted with

As travel restrictions are lifted, many of us may be tempted to explore the country once more.  We found museums across South...

Heritage Day- What heritage are we celebrating? Or are we coerced...

by Thand’Olwethu Dlanga When last he addressed the nation President Cyril Ramaphosa was upbeat. In addition to announcing...

SRC elections in the time of COVID-19

Many students at South African universities and colleges were forced to adjust to online learning due to COVID-19 conditions. Now another university...

What exactly does non-racialism mean in 2020

During the Democratic Alliance’s September policy conference, the party adopted an economic redress policy that targets disadvantage, rather than race. They said...

If you’re struggling you may be eligible for relief on your...

Ling Shepherd found out how you can access indigent relief in the City of Cape Town.  One thing lockdown...

Coloured Culture, real or imagined?

By Ling Sheperd Marike de Klerk once said Coloured people are the people that were left behind after all...

No data or support: the reality of learning through lockdown in...

The digital divide impacts on students’ academic success and wellbeing, but there are ways to save the academic year and support students’...

Students struggling with online learning will be invited back to campus

Approximately 66% of students are set to return to campus under level two of South Africa’s lockdown restrictions. Minister of higher education...

#StoptheSale activists celebrate Tafelberg victory

It could be a huge stride against Apartheid spatial planning in Cape Town. The Western Cape High Court ruled in favour of...

All South Africa’s commissions of inquiry listed

The ongoing Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture,  has left many of us aghast. Come on. It must be...

Beyoncé’s “Black Is King” Features Mzansi Stars

In June Beyoncé surprised fans with a 70 seconds teaser trailer of her visual album: Black Is King. The 24 Grammy award-winning...

New BDS Formation In South Africa

There’s a new Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) formation in South Africa. BDS is a global movement calling for the boycott, divestment...

We Need Long-lasting Solutions For South Africa’s Informal Settlement Residents

By Lauren Royston and Maanda Makwarela It has taken a very long time for land reform to be taken...

Why Comparing COVID-19 Lockdowns With War Zones Is Wrong

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, many states have instituted lockdowns and quarantines for their citizens. South Africa is currently...

Lockdown Could Mean Women Are Trapped Indoors With Their Abusers

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), one in three women around the world experience intimate partner violence. The WHO notes: “This...

Ways To Help Vulnerable People During COVID-19 Outbreak

The COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak has been a source of anxiety for many of us. It has reinforced the huge inequalities in South Africa...

“Cry Of The Xcluded” Want a Say In Budget 2020

The Assembly of the Unemployed (AoU) and several trade unions have come together to protest the South African government’s economic policies. The...
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