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Pontsho Pilane

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.

Magazines gloss over real diversity

The magazines we love do not love us back – they do not contain a diverse representation of black womanhood

Will young voters choose the EFF?

Experts say young people, disenchanted with party politics, are opting for other ways to be heard.

Politics and power struggles define student protests

Unexpected power exercised in unexpected ways by often unexpected leaders has characterised the #FeesMustFall movement, writes Pontsho Pilane.

Investigation into fee-free university education launched

President Jacob Zuma has announced a commission of inquiry into higher education funding and related issues.

Why the ANC still rules the roost

The DA is completely out of touch with black voters, who are more likely to opt for the ANC or the Economic Freedom Fighters.

#FeesMustFall: Cracks start showing in student unity

Some are claiming that the #FeesMustFall movement has been hijacked by political interests.

Three reasons why #FeesMustFall protests will continue

The university fees protests have picked up from where they left off last year. Here are three reasons why they are still going strong.

The big talking points from Zuma’s ANC anniversary address

From a veiled attack on the DA and EFF to #FeesMustFall, here are the highlights from the ANC's traditional January 8 birthday statement.

ANC remains a dirty word in Marikana

But the ruling party still has a core of ardent supporters in the town, who hope it will fulfil its promises.

ANC snubs alliance partners

The "premier league" has been blamed for a move to bar Cosatu and the SACP from giving solidarity messages ahead of the ANC's 104th birthday.

Penny Sparrow: Can racism be outlawed in South Africa?

The notorious estate agent may well face sanctions by SA's judicial system if a case of hate speech brought against her finds its way to the courts.

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