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Victoria John

Victoria John

Victoria studied journalism, specialising in photojournalism, at Rhodes University from 2004 to 2007. After traveling around the US and a brief stint in the UK she did a year's internship at The Independent on Saturday in Durban. She then worked as a reporter for the South African Press Association for a year before joining the Mail & Guardian as an education reporter in August 2011.
Airports go to the dogs to save lives
Airports go to the dogs to save lives
Man's best friend has been brought on board to chase foraging birds from local airstrips.
Schools deaf, blind to pupils' needs
Schools deaf, blind to pupils' needs
Children with disabilities are not being properly catered to by SA's so-called special schools.
Traditional leaders 'scared' of disabled people
Traditional leaders 'scared' of disabled people
Disabled people in rural areas say that "negative attitudes, lack of patience, are barriers to accessing justice in the traditional courts".
UJ student protesters ‘sold out’ by ANC-aligned SRC
UJ student protesters ‘sold out’ by ANC-aligned SRC
A group of University of Johannesburg students tells the M&G about the price they are prepared to pay for free university education.
UJ students 'beaten up' by bouncers
UJ students 'beaten up' by bouncers
Students at the University of Johannesburg say they were harrassed by Fidelity bouncers during a peaceful occupation of the vice chancellor's office.
Yes and no to EFF’s list of demands
Yes and no to EFF’s list of demands
Analysts say some of the requirements could be met successfully but others are non-starters.
Sit-down-and-talk is key to UJ calm
Sit-down-and-talk is key to UJ calm
Its campuses might have been calmer than other universities' but the institution is not out of the #FeesMustFall woods yet.
Homeless CBD residents abandoned after 'disaster of massive proportion'
Homeless CBD residents abandoned after 'disaster of massive proportion'
About 1000 Jeppestown residents are homeless after being evicted and their building burned down - and authorities have still not come to their aid.
Are families at the heart of our gender-based violence response?
Are families at the heart of our gender-based violence response?
Only a third of South African children live with both parents
Motshekga denies responsibility in toilet death
Motshekga denies responsibility in toilet death
The state said they should not have known that the toilet Michael Komape drowned in was unsafe for use.
Has paternity denial become the norm in SA?
Has paternity denial become the norm in SA?
Women often blame themselves for their pregnancy, whereas men are "innocent until proven guilty", a debate on paternity at Wits University has heard.