Sizwe Samayende

Location of the mind

'God forbid! White people are moving into the townships! Crime will go up! Property prices will go down!” This was the greeting Wits doctoral fellow Detlev Krige received when he announced to his companion at a drinking hole in Rockville, Soweto, that he was about to become a neighbour. A recent conference revealed the extent to which <i>ikasi</i> and metropolitan cultures have crossed over, report Sizwe samaYende and Liz McGregor.

Middelburg pupils in court after riot

MORE than 60 Mpumalanga high school pupils crammed into a courtroom on Tuesday to face charges following Monday's violent protest against a teacher who...

Pupils run riot at township schools

A GROUP of angry Mpumalanga pupils ran riot on Monday and stoned teachers' cars in protest against corporal punishment. Police arrested over 60 pupils...

No textbooks for first Ndebele schools

Twenty-five Northern Province schools are set to start teaching Ndebele, but there aren't any textbooks. TWENTY-FIVE schools are ready to teach Ndebele as a...

Hot idea gets learners cooking

Waste paper usually lands in a rubbish bin, but at a rural Mpumalanga school it's turned into special bricks that are used to make...

We need guns’

Terrifying incidents at schools around the country has resulted in a call for staff to be allowed to carry guns at school.A recent incident...

New law to govern initiation schools

Initiation schools in Mpumalanga are still the sole responsibility of traditional leaders because the province has yet to enact legislation to regulate them.The province's...

Feeding scam leaves children starving

Unscrupulous food suppliers are systematically stealing from starving children by plundering Mpumalanga's R34 -million school feeding scheme. A forensic audit completed in January indicates...

Donors ditch land NGO

South Africa's largest land rights movement, the 20-year-old National Land Committee (NLC), has been brought to its knees by ideological infighting, financial mismanagement and an exodus of member organisations. The crisis, which was set to be debated at an emergency board meeting on Thursday, has already frightened off the foreign donors who funded the NLC's umbrella structure since its inception.

Flagship water project in crisis

The 30-year deal spearheaded by Britain's BiWater and signed in Mpumalanga's capital Nelspruit in 1999 was supposed to rapidly expand basic water services into the region's impoverished villages without placing a financial burden on the taxpayer.

Court to decide on farm burials

The body of a Mpumalanga farm labourer has been kept on ice for three weeks while the Department of Land Affairs defends its contentious legislation on burial rights in the Land Claims Court.

Mondli Makhanya appointed M&G editor

Sunday Times Deputy Managing Editor, Politics, Mondli Makhanya has been appointed editor of the Mail & Guardian, the newspaper's chairperson and chief executive, Trevor Ncube said.

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