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Pontsho Pilane

Buy black and you’ll never go back

From tattoo parlours to clothing lines and hair care, proudly African businesses are taking off.

ANC: We stand by Zuma

President Jacob Zuma has emerged unscathed from the damaging revelations of the past week, with the ANC affirming its 'full confidence' in him.

Farm learners go the mile – just to get to school

Farm children from poor socioeconomic backgrounds travel great distances and endure much - all for an education that may be out of their reach.

Whiteness, not Afrikaans, must fall

It is not the language but the excluding culture that causes problems.

‘Iyho Solomon’ anthem a potent rallying cry for students

Students have embraced the struggle song invoking Solomon Mahlangu, who was hanged by the apartheid government and inspired the film Kalushi.

Culture still divides a divided NWU

Differences greater than geographical distances continue to keep the campuses of the merged North-West University apart.

#ColourBlind campaign refuses to open its eyes to injustice

The campaign is laced with good intentions but ultimately has the potential to cause more harm than good.

Protest, politics and prayers at South Africa’s universities

Several battles are being fought on campuses around the country and not all of them are compatible.

Satirical website brings all the bigots to the yard

Arwa Mahdawi started Rent-A-Minority to bring attention to diversity issues in the workplace, but she never thought she'd get actual requests.

Zimbabwean army guards SA currency on plane as investigations continue

A South African Reserve Bank plane, in which a body was discovered, is under heavy military guard in Harare with millions of Rands on board.

Who will fill Thuli Madonsela’s shoes?

The public protector raised the bar – and her successor will be expected to stand up to power.

Sona protests a telling barometer of discontent

DA, EFF, PAC, Ses’khona and Rhodes, Zuma and Fees Must Fall protesters took to the streets ahead of the president's State of the Nation address.

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