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Editorial: Strike down rape culture
Editorial: Strike down rape culture
Last Friday, a third-year university student died of suicide at home in Johannesburg. Khensani Maseko had been raped in Makhanda in May.
1968, the year that Africa shaped the US
1968, the year that Africa shaped the US
It is 50 years since 1968, dubbed by the CNN’s new four-part series as “the year that changed America”. The United States, however, was only...
Lessons from Doornkop: Ways of coping with poverty
Lessons from Doornkop: Ways of coping with poverty
Community and government efforts to improve lives in Doornkop, or “Snake Park”, Soweto, is the theme of a new book launched by the residents...
Sugar tariff hike satisfies no one
Sugar tariff hike satisfies no one
Tariff protections on sugar were increased last week but not everyone is thrilled by the decision, particularly industrial purchasers.
Return of the irrepressible Bra X
Return of the irrepressible Bra X
Xolani Gwala is alive and live. The red “mic on” light glows behind his lair in the 702 studio, and his velvety baritone patter adds extra...
Grants back in court
Grants back in court
The social grant saga returns to court on Wednesday as civil rights group the Black Sash and the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) fight...
Educate and respect your audience, says Clara Nzima
Educate and respect your audience, says Clara Nzima
‘When I started in 1983, the SABC was very male dominated," says Clara Nzima, who has recently retired as head of channel at SABC 1. She...
Jabu Nadia Newman's exhibition asks what’s in a name?
Jabu Nadia Newman's exhibition asks what’s in a name?
Cape Town-based photographer and filmmaker Jabu Nadia Newman (23) has a keen focus on the politics of identity and how its various complexities...
Slice of life: Hidden truth of South Africa
Slice of life: Hidden truth of South Africa
I was only a teenager when I first travelled to Australia in the 1960s to take part in the Fed Cup, the largest team competition in women’s...
Bye, brokers: Hello, service providers
Bye, brokers: Hello, service providers
The day after the Constitutional Court’s landmark ruling on labour broking on July 26, workers employed through labour-broking company Ziphi...
Portrait of Ben Sharpa - O' Kaptin My Kaptin - as a young man
Portrait of Ben Sharpa - O' Kaptin My Kaptin - as a young man
“I go as far back being a 14-year-old, bumping into him at Le Club, shortly before it moved to Rippingtons. It was a Saturday afternoon and he...
Rangers find unlikely sponsor
Rangers find unlikely sponsor
Eleven wildlife rangers were flown to Cape Town on Tuesday to be honoured at the first Africa Ranger Awards for their critical rolein conservation....

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