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    Independent candidate in Buffalo City reportedly threatened by ANC

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    Lisa Ntlonti is an independent candidate running for Ward Councillor in Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (Ward 14). On October 13, Ntlonti released a press...

    Political violence at the time of local elections

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    In 2016, the local government elections were preceded by political violence. There were various cases of murders and attempted murders of councillors and...

    In Their Own Words: Itumeleng Letsoalo shares her story

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    Gender-based violence (GBV) is a serious matter. South Africa has one of the highest rates of violence against women and gender nonconforming people in...

    Cape Town taxi route dispute remains unresolved

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    After two weeks of taxi violence in Cape Town, the situation has reportedly de-escalated. Daylin Mitchell, the provincial minister of transport, suspended the disputed...

    Disputes over taxi routes escalates violence in Cape Town

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    Thousands of commuters have been left stranded due to taxi violence in Cape Town. The taxi violence has been described as a fight between taxi...

    Global Support For Kashmir – One Year Since Lockdown

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    To mark one year since the Kashmir lockdown, several activists from around the world have shared messages of solidarity for the people of Kashmir.  August...

    Poem: The Night Visitor

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    Poem by PRYZ da poet He came in the middle of the night and whispered in the ears of men and said to them "...

    In Photos: South Africa Joins Global Strike For Women

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    CIVICUS, Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA), Tosunga Baninga, Social Justice, and other members of civil society and activist communities gathered at Constitution...

    The Fight Against Gun Violence In Atlantis, My Community

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    COMMENT When I think of the word “home” I think of safety, but I come from Atlantis, on the outskirts of Cape Town. The place...

    Cape Town’s Bloody Gang Violence Is Inextricably Bound Up In Its...

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    COMMENT When the apartheid government decided to evict people it called Coloured from Cape Town’s inner city, it set off a chain reaction that now...

    Writing About The Cape Flats When You’re Not From There

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    COMMENT The history of blackness in the South African context is most aptly described as tumultuous and divided. Apartheid fashioned a plethora of constructs among...

    ‘The Enforcers’ Digs Deep Into Cape Town’s Criminal Underworld

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    Here is the Cape Town underworld laid bare, explored through the characters who control the “protection” industry – the bouncers and security at nightclubs...

    Victims of Sexual Violence in Sudan Deserve Justice

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    COMMENT Today, as we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we demand accountability for sexual crimes committed in Sudan,...

    Are We Willing to Send Our Parents to Jail?

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    SPONSORED COMMENT The current trajectory of South Africa’s attempt to rebuild from the Zuma (plus the last 5 Mbeki) years, will eventually force our generation...

    MUT Students Force Campus Shutdown

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    "I come from a family of 16 members and we all depend on my grandmother's pension. I'm frustrated because the same allowance I'm waiting...

    DUT Shooting: EFF Threatens To Pay Private Hospitals A Visit

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    At the memorial service of the Durban University of Technology student who was shot and killed by private security last week during a protest,...

    Nsfas, Accommodation Protests Spread To UJ

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    Students at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) have joined the spurt of student protests that have flared up this week. Students, supported by their...

    Harassment, Scuffles Break Out At Wits Hunger Strike

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    The situation at Wits University is tense on Tuesday morning. There have been clashes between students and private security in Solomon House where students...

    Malema And Rape As A Metaphor

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    It is disturbing enough to hear someone use rape as a metaphor in casual conversation. It's even worse when the leader of a political...

    Fees Must Fall’s Bonginkosi Khanyile Vows To Continue Fighting After Sentencing

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    On Monday, Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile has been sentenced to three years house arrest under correctional services supervision and ordered to pay...