Pupils Speak Out: Popularity and smoking weed

A pupil from an inner city school in Johannesburg speaks about pupils who smoke weed and see it as a mechanism to influence their popularity.

Pupils Speak Out: Weapons, bullying and intimidation

Two pupils from an inner-city school in Johannesburg tell how bullies use weapons to instil fear in pupils and certain teachers.

Drug abuse or drug use?

Two anonymous testimonies of drug users - one good experience, one bad.

Nothing like a healthy pot plant

Three months, four seeds from Amsterdam, five centimetres of dirt and Bob's your uncle.

Labiaplasty laid bare

I am 31 years old and I have a designer vagina. That is the bare, naked truth of it.

Strike an education in corruptibility

Pupils weren't the only victim of the strike; teachers' ethics also came under siege.

Hustling for survival

A Zimbabwean woman recounts how she has learned to "hustle" in a different way for survival in South Africa -- by selling her body for freedom.

My inconvenient truth

Bipolar disorder is similar to other lifelong illnesses, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, in that it cannot be “cured”.

Press Releases