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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
It’s not a dog’s life for Griffon and Scott in the traditional sense, but it’s the best job in the world for a working animal, and their...
Schools deaf, blind to pupils' needs
Schools deaf, blind to pupils' needs
Well over half a million children with disabilities do not attend schools geared for their needs. But for many who are in such schools, it is not the...
Traditional leaders 'scared' of disabled people
Traditional leaders 'scared' of disabled people
Accessing justice is hard enough for poor people living in rural areas but for disabled people in these areas, it's often near impossible in the...
UJ student protesters ‘sold out’ by ANC-aligned SRC
UJ student protesters ‘sold out’ by ANC-aligned SRC
A group of politically non-aligned students has raised its flag at the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Auckland Park campus after allegedly...
UJ students 'beaten up' by bouncers
UJ students 'beaten up' by bouncers
University of Johannesburg (UJ) students were allegedly slapped and punched by private security guards during what they say was a peaceful...
Yes and no to EFF’s list of demands
Yes and no to EFF’s list of demands
By numbers alone, this week’s march by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) was impressive. Estimates from police involved in the event said the...
Sit-down-and-talk is key to UJ calm
Sit-down-and-talk is key to UJ calm
When student protests exploded on South Africa’s campuses on Monday, the University of Johannesburg continued in a business-as-usual fashion. It...
Homeless CBD residents abandoned after 'disaster of massive proportion'
Homeless CBD residents abandoned after 'disaster of massive proportion'
"This was a disaster of massive proportion that went ignored by those with both the responsibility and resources to respond … The...
Are families at the heart of our gender-based violence response?
Are families at the heart of our gender-based violence response?
An attitude shift at the community level as well as family level needs to happen to decrease gender-based violence in South Africa, panelists...
Motshekga denies responsibility in toilet death
Motshekga denies responsibility in toilet death
By the time six-year-old Michael Komape’s body arrived at a morgue a few hours after being retrieved from the pit toilet at his school, it was...
Has paternity denial become the norm in SA?
Has paternity denial become the norm in SA?
Men denying paternity has become normalised and the lack of research around this, as well as women’s disempowerment, makes matters much worse,...
MEC stalls over high school funds row
MEC stalls over high school funds row
Conflict over the squandering of millions of rands at Johannesburg's Glenvista High School continues to smoulder, as some parents allege that,...