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Nelly Shamase

Black women, define yourselves

A chance just to be themselves acknowledges their bitter struggle

DA’s black leaders ‘live with’ racism

Mmusi Maimane is too easily influenced by his white "puppet masters", according to some party members.

Is FW de Klerk tutoring Mmusi Maimane?

Insiders say the Democratic Alliance boss is taking "leadership classes" from the controversial ex-president.

DA youth in disarray

There are few structures in place and the Democratic Alliance's youth wing is in danger of falling apart.

Progressed matrics ‘not coping’

Pushing pupils into grade 12 before they are ready causes more headaches than it solves, according to teachers.

Mpho Mokoena helps pupils replicate his success

As South Africa mulls the drop in the grade 12 pass rate, one medical student is tutoring matric pupils. Nelly Shamase caught up with him.

Matric results: 2015 sets new record for enrolment

A record number of matriculants registered for 2015, while the Western Cape was revealed as the top performing province in terms of pass rate.

DJ Sbu’s matric wunderkind sets the record straight

Mpho Mokoena, the matriculant thrust into the spotlight by a tweet by DJ S'bu, is indeed a bright young man, but fears the attention is misplaced.

The great lobola expectation

For a 32-year-old Zulu woman, returning home to an expectant family unmarried and childless can be quite the daunting experience.

Dissent in DA about centre of power

Lifting of Dianne Kohler Barnard's ban causes rumble in Democratic Alliance's decision-making organs.

Kohler Barnard’s DA expulsion withdrawn

The disciplinary arm of the Democratic Alliance has granted the MP’s expulsion appeal. The other conditions, like paying a fine, still stand.

Basic maxims for the DA

Slowly, the Democratic Alliance is getting its transformation act together, but there are key lessons it must heed.

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