Voices

In the east of Jo’burg people want to know what’s the...

Ward 66, in the east of Jo'burg, comprising Bellevue East, Bezuidenhout (Bez) Valley, Bertrams, Kensington, Troyeville and Observatory is a diverse ward, with an...

Will rolling out free WiFi into eThekwini’s townships benefit everyone?

Last month, eThekwini mayor James Nxumalo delivered his budget speech and announced that free WiFi will be launched in different parts of the municipality...

What’s behind the upsurge in political killings in Kwazulu Natal?

Political killings have claimed more than 50 lives since 2011, and the number continues to rise as municipal elections are looming and infighting over...

The maiden bursary puts a spotlight on culture and constitutional rights

The maiden bursary, which was introduced by Kwazulu Natal's uThukela municipality in January was found to be unconstitutional earlier this month by The Commission for...

Activists say the SABC’s new editorial policy is shutting them out

On Monday morning, civil society NGO Right to Know (R2K)‚ together with allied organisations, staged a protest outside the SABC's Johannesburg offices, where they...

Hlaudi, we need to talk (We promise not to burn bridges)

Mr Hlaudi Motsoeneng, Sir, the nation requests a heart-to-heart. Please open the airwaves and listen to us. It's not just some 10 random okes...

We asked these Durbanites how they’re coping with food price hikes

South Africans have been asked to tighten their belts, while being hit with constant price increases - from electricity, to petrol, and now food....

“People think fire is something to play with” – life after...

In September 2015, the admin building at the University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN) was set alight during student protests. After a week of arson attacks...

Can there be any logic to setting schools on fire?

During a parliamentary debate on the crisis in Vhuwani this week, State Security Minister David Mahlobo blamed the protests on "cowards" and "elements hell-bent ...

Does the health department need to spend R3bn to stop blessers?

The phenomenon of “blessers” – wealthy men who promise (mostly young) women a life of luxury in exchange for sexual favours – is not new...

“Sometimes customers push us to the limits” – waitrons speak on...

The furore around the incident at Obz Café between student activists Ntokozo Qwabe, Wandile Dlamini and waitress Ashleigh Schultz has put a spotlight on...

In universities, a Ritalin a day keeps the failure away

The South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA) has issued a strong warning to students using performance-enhancing drugs. There seems to...

What happens when your NSFAS loan isn’t paid in full?

Graduation week at a number of universities has come and gone, but a number of students have not received their qualifications because their National...

We asked these people why they still vote ANC

The Constitutional Court findings on Nkandla may have turned the president from citizen number one to public enemy number one, but there are those...

“The Labour Laws You Talk About Don’t Work For Me” –...

At the bottom of the working class, it is the domestic workers and gardeners who work in scorching heat and unpleasant conditions for an...

How you(th) can kick ass and change the world

In a world fraught with inequality, injustice and little hope for change, it is young people leading the charge for change. From South Africa...

Rape culture at Wits and UCT: “In every space that I...

The #RUReferenceList protests at the university currently known as Rhodes have ignited conversations around the way that rape culture at the institution is deeply...

We asked these South Africans what it means to be free

On 27 April, South Africa will be celebrating 22 years of democracy as we commemorate Freedom day. A liberated South Africa means more opportunities,...

Durban can now fine you up to R40 000 for urinating...

In 2022, Durban is set to play host to the Commonwealth Games and in a bid to "clean up" the city a new set...

This is how Durban’s poorest people struggle to survive in the...

Alongside the tall city buildings, fancy-dressed city dwellers and flashy cars, the homeless are the bitter end of the inequality scale. It's easy for most...
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