Victoria John

Airports go to the dogs to save lives

Man's best friend has been brought on board to chase foraging birds from local airstrips.

Schools deaf, blind to pupils’ needs

Children with disabilities are not being properly catered to by SA's so-called special schools.

Traditional leaders ‘scared’ of disabled people

Disabled people in rural areas say that "negative attitudes, lack of patience, are barriers to accessing justice in the traditional courts".

UJ student protesters ‘sold out’ by ANC-aligned SRC

A group of University of Johannesburg students tells the M&G about the price they are prepared to pay for free university education.

UJ students ‘beaten up’ by bouncers

Students at the University of Johannesburg say they were harrassed by Fidelity bouncers during a peaceful occupation of the vice chancellor's office.

Yes and no to EFF’s list of demands

Analysts say some of the requirements could be met successfully but others are non-starters.

Sit-down-and-talk is key to UJ calm

Its campuses might have been calmer than other universities' but the institution is not out of the #FeesMustFall woods yet.

Homeless CBD residents abandoned after ‘disaster of massive proportion’

About 1000 Jeppestown residents are homeless after being evicted and their building burned down - and authorities have still not come to their aid.

Are families at the heart of our gender-based violence response?

Only a third of South African children live with both parents

Motshekga denies responsibility in toilet death

The state said they should not have known that the toilet Michael Komape drowned in was unsafe for use.

Has paternity denial become the norm in SA?

Women often blame themselves for their pregnancy, whereas men are "innocent until proven guilty", a debate on paternity at Wits University has heard.

MEC stalls over high school funds row

Parents claim Panyaza Lesufi is ignoring some of the findings of two damning auditors' reports.

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