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Bo-Kaap ‘fights off capture’
Bo-Kaap ‘fights off capture’
The Bo-Kaap community, led by the Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association (Bokcra), has taken property development Blok to task for its association with a youth group in the suburb....
The Portfolio: Andy Mkosi
The Portfolio: Andy Mkosi
In 2017, I spent a lot of time moving by taxi from Langa to Khayelitsha. En route, I spotted an area that I became curious about. One Friday, I...
Africa needs to realise its philanthropic potential
Africa needs to realise its philanthropic potential
It has been more than three years since the United Nations general assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the money...
The Nigerian king who cursed the sex traffickers
The Nigerian king who cursed the sex traffickers
Edo State is Nigeria’s capital of human trafficking, and local authorities are seemingly powerless to protect vulnerable women and girls. Enter...
Old debts cost universities dearly
Old debts cost universities dearly
While university students on some campuses have been calling for historical fees debt to be scrapped, Parliament heard this week that the amount...
The magic of the Nedbank Cup rediscovered
The magic of the Nedbank Cup rediscovered
Dan Malesela is a bit grumpy, thanks to the Orlando Pirates performance. He had asked to chat at halftime but in the past 45 minutes Esperance de...
The new accordion cowboys
The new accordion cowboys
When gun-toting Boers were threatening to usurp Lesotho from its rightful inhabitants during the rampant wars of the 1800s, Morena Moshoeshoe I...
Mentor resolute despite Zondo commission grilling
Mentor resolute despite Zondo commission grilling
Former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor’s refusal to yield to blows knocking her credibility this week has left the Zondo commission of inquiry into state...
Quo vadis? End of the ANC as we know it
Quo vadis? End of the ANC as we know it
Democratic public governance, the exercise of public authority and the execution of policy, is dependent on the coherent composition of the...
The world according to Dr Survé
The world according to Dr Survé
Seated in a plush leather armchair in his office in the silo district of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, Iqbal Survé is more reticent than his...
‘I thought I would never play again
‘I thought I would never play again
Even now, nearly four months later, it’s clearly not easy for Raisibe Ntozakhe to talk about the circumstances that denied her a World Cup...
Slice of life: I escaped my dark skin box
Slice of life: I escaped my dark skin box
I was in grade four. I went to school in town but I lived in a township, so I had to use public transport to and from school.
Ramaphosa searches for a little light
Ramaphosa searches for a little light
Before Cyril Ramaphosa, only four other men have stood before the National Assembly to take the temperature of this still very new nation: Nelson...
Every child deserves to be read aloud to
Every child deserves to be read aloud to
For 10 years, World Read Aloud Day has drawn global attention to the importance of this activity and sharing stories. Celebrated on February  1,...

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