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Nelly Shamase

At least your parents couldn’t share your early experiences on YouTube in the Eighties

Reminiscing about the many firsts experienced by a child of the 1980s can bring back lovely memories — but some are best forgotten.

Calling me ‘yellow bone’ is no compliment – all it will get you is an eye roll

Slang names come and go but this one stays and for some reason is meant to be flattering, writes Nelly Shamase

Cracked: A coconut’s check list

There’s more to being one than merely being able to speak English with a fancy accent.

Damned by the ‘blessers’

Social climbers sell their souls to a new breed of sugar daddy.

Unisa profs step out of class to teach poor

Unisa lecturers have been taking free learning to the townships since 2009, helping to boost small businesses in impoverished communities.

Brash hip hop star Emtee moves in silence

Behind Emtee’s brash façade is a softly spoken but highly ambitious young entertainer.

‘There’s going to be pain’: Jo’burg set for M1 upgrade

The upgrades on parts of the M1 will cause traffic chaos, but the roads agency says they are vital to the country’s economic growth.

Who will take the fall for the M1 Grayston bridge collapse?

The first sitting of the inquiry has revealed that deadlines were missed, bolts were missing and concerns about alignment had been raised.

Inquiry into Grayston bridge collapse off to a slow start

The construction firm's project manager was unable to say what led to the collapse of the temporary structure last October.

Stats reveal South Africans’ hopes and despair

An Afrobarometer survey shows most South Africans are dissatisfied with the state of our democracy and believe Cosatu is hungry for political power.

Guptas must go, says EFF

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has alleged that the money Zuma pledged to pay for Nkandla upgrades will likely come from the Guptas.

#ForBlackGirlsOnly event promotes sisterhood in Jo’burg

It was energising to be in a room where female bonding strips away the social masks we wear, writes Nelly Shamase.

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