Voices

“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...

Decolonising the book begins with inspiring new generations of writers and...

Time of the Writer has come and gone but our team spoke to attendees about whether they think the festival's stated objective of "Decolonising the...

“A lot of things seemed to be linked with the Gupta...

On Tuesday this week, ANC MP Vytjie Mentor revealed that she had been offered the job of Minister of Public Works by the Gupta family and...

Inanda residents learn about writing and publishing in their own languages

The muggy weather could not stop the crowd from seeking literature knowledge on the second day of the Time of the Writer festival held...

This librarian in KwaMashu says young people don’t take literature seriously

The opening session of the Time of the Writer festival, held at KwaMashu Library, drew an impressive crowd.  The library, which opened in 1995,...

We asked authors at #TOW2016 what decolonising the book means to...

This week, The Time Of the Writer festival, and African authors will interrogate what decolonising the literary landscape means. MBALI ZWANE spoke to some...
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