â€œWhat the president is saying is: get pregnant, we will raise your child for you, there wonâ€™t be any consequences, and we will give you education as bonus. Itâ€™s not a solution.â€
Whatâ€™s the best way to support teen moms? President Jacob Zuma seems to think itâ€™s by separating them from their kids and banishing them to an island until theyâ€™ve completed their education. However, not allÂ South Africans are sold on the idea.
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On Wednesday it was question time in Parliament and â€“ although order ruled in the House â€“ there were still some dramatic moments. TL:DR. The short version is that Zuma said only the minister of police could determine if and when he shouldÂ â€ª#â€¬paybackthemoney; however, he did promise to withdraw his finger.
Earlier this week the SABCâ€™s Vuyo Mvoko was mugged on cameraÂ while waiting to do a live crossing. South Africans sometimes take a bizarre pride in our terrible crime stats, and now we can boast that weâ€™re homeÂ to the worldâ€™s most brazen criminals. Raâ€™eesa Pather has some handy tipsÂ for all the journos worrying about their personal safety on the mean streets of SA.
We were very excited when Buzzfeed finally picked South Africa for its series featuring Americans eating snacks from other countries. Well, until we actually watched the video,Â which showed Buzzfeed thinks SA food equals Afrikaans dishes only. Letâ€™s throw mopane worms at them!
Weekly hangout:Â #thedress advert
The Daily Vox managing editor Faranaaz Parker chatted to The Salvation Armyâ€™sCarin HolmesÂ and Ireland/Davenportâ€™s Wihan Meerholtz about the advert that took social media by storm last week. But did using #thedress meme to highlight domestic abuse have a real-world impact? Watch the video to find out.
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