Raeesa Pather

Slaves: South Africa’s first freedom fighters

The history of the struggle against slavery has not received the recognition it deserves and Emancipation Day slips by relatively unnoticed each year.

Women and children continue to bear brunt of violence on Cape Flats

Women and children bear the brunt of drug and gang violence, but help is at hand in the form of the Saartjie Baartman and Women's Legal centres.

Garden project feeds on fresh ideas

Three friends have launched a scheme to train township pupils to grow healthy food.

Khayelitsha kids cycle to success

The tough discipline of cycling is no match for the determination and esprit de corps of the Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy in Khayelitsha.

Making do with the price of bread

The weak rand and water shortages, along with costly imports, have been pushing up the wheat bill and with it the price of a staple loaf of bread.

H&M faces Twitter backlash over SA ad campaign models

Swedish fashion retailer H&M has just launched in SA, but has already managed to alienate the country's 80% black population in just 140 characters.

Scenes of chaos mar fees protest

UWC top brass were nowhere to be seen when #FeesWillFall students and police clashed.

[Archives] Remembering the Sharpeville massacre

South Africans mark 55 years since one of the worst apartheid-era mass killings, but other atrocities are still forgotten.

Elections 2014: Cape Town’s elderly are ready to vote

They may be a small community, but Cape Town's elderly have a lot on their mind when it comes to elections and their role in society.

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