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Eve Fairbanks

SPIKE How to build an elite school for all

The East Rand's affordable African School for Excellence is helping poor children to excel.

How to build an elite school for all

The East Rand's affordable African School for Excellence is helping poor children to excel.

A ‘happy Jew’ meets the ancestors

Consulting a diviner offered Eve Fairbanks a glimpse into alternative spirituality – courtesy of an extraordinary woman with her own tale to tell.

When advertising goes native

The era of ads being easily distinguishable from reporting may be a brief golden age we will soon look back on as a fond memory, writes Eve Fairbanks.

Social media: Smile. Snap. Send. Repeat

A period of what should have been deep reflection and remembrance became the Twitterisation of a South African icon, writes Eve Fairbanks.

Port life: The seafarers of Cape Town

Foreign seamen have always been a part of port life in Cape Town. Eve Fairbanks explores this marginal community.

Give sokkie a lekker whirl

Will sokkie die in the great global cultural convergence?

An open letter to Dr Mamphela Ramphele

South Africans deserve a more flesh-and-blood witness; a leader that ultimately sees the downtrodden, writes Eve Fairbanks.

The El Bulli of Yeoville

Sanza Sandile is at the crossroads of African fusion — and he wants everyone to taste what he is cooking.

Malema embraces his inner boer

Malema has developed the disease familiar to every Karoo boertjie: the longing for die ou plaas, unquenchable even in the loveliest of other places.

South African stories: The real soul of a suburb

Eve Fairbanks tells a story of a takeaway shop, owned by an Egyptian, that has become the most Mzansi spot in Melville.

The rise of the Afrikaner Christian Jew

A growing number of South Africans have started exploring Christianity's origins in Jewish scripture and ritual, under the term Messianic Judaism.

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