Voices

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 in South...

“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...

Mafikeng residents have registered to vote, but they don’t expect much...

From no water and electricity, to youth unemployment and slow councillors, Mafikeng residents registered to vote last weekend in the hope that they can...

Wits protests: confusion reigns among students and workers

After unexpected protest action at the University of the Witwatersrand on Monday, workers and cleaners at the university were left uncertain about the broader...

In Durban the cost of living just keeps going up, up,...

On Thursday, the eThekwini municipality tabled its draft budget and announced service tariff increases across the board, including water, electricity, sanitation and refuse removal...

Is it too late for Zuma to say sorry?

President Jacob Zuma addressed the nation on Friday to apologise for violating the Constitution by not paying the Nkandla money as recommended by the...

Are we seeing the end of Jacob Zuma? These Jo’burgers have...

On Thursday morning, the Constitutional Court ordered President Jacob Zuma to pay back a portion of the expenses spent on "non-security upgrades" at his...

The unheard voices: LGBTQ+ people in student movements

The student-led protests that began in 2015 were organised and sustained largely by the actions, voices and bodies of womxn, queer and trans* people....

What challenges are young South Africans really facing today?

We often hear complaints about the apathy and entitlement that young South Africans supposedly suffer from. Yet the #FeesMustFall movement, which gained international attention,...

What’s a bunny got to do with Easter anyway?

Easter holidays are upon us but we've been seeing chocolate eggs and bunnies in stores since Valentine's Day. LIZEKA MADUNA asked Durbanites if they...

Christa Biyela asks, “Why should we hide the importance of positive...

In her book, "Getting Dirty", Christa Biyela stresses the importance of getting parents talking about sex with their children in an effort to stop...
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