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Matriarch sent to visit her ancestors
Matriarch sent to visit her ancestors
Sometime last year, Vho-Luvhengo Ndou Dima from Thohoyandou told her family that it was going to be the last year she would be with them. At the...
Let the small gods live on in cowpats, Santa and song
Let the small gods live on in cowpats, Santa and song
When I was eight, my Waldorf School class went for a camp on a biodynamic farm called Bloublommetjieskloof in the Boland. We were taught how to...
Story of an African feminist
Story of an African feminist
With a long fascination for both the Karoo and storytelling, I have surprised myself by belatedly realising how little I knew of one of the...
Umdoni residents want change
Umdoni residents want change
South Africans are notorious for sticking to their political party choices, come hell or high water. Not so for the residents of voter district...
NG Kerk is repenting for apartheid
NG Kerk is repenting for apartheid
The Dutch Reformed Church (NG Kerk), whose congregants are predominantly white Afrikaans speakers, says it was part of the problem of apartheid,...
Court to clarify NG Kerk queer ruling
Court to clarify NG Kerk queer ruling
A group of religious bodies, the Alliance Defending the Autonomy of Churches in South Africa (Adacsa), has applied to the high court in Pretoria...
Hawks probe R111m hospital fraud
Hawks probe R111m hospital fraud
The Hawks are investigating an alleged fraudulent payout of more than R110-million by the Eastern Cape health department. The money, desperately...
Textbooks show bias, report finds
Textbooks show bias, report finds
School textbooks used by South African pupils contain an over-representation of white people, men and nuclear families and are often silent on...
‘Rogue unit’ case keeps dragging on
‘Rogue unit’ case keeps dragging on
The national director of public prosecutions, Shamila Batohi, may have to decide whether to go ahead with the prosecution of three former South...
NPA’s new directorate consolidating state capture cases
NPA’s new directorate consolidating state capture cases
“A lot of work” was happening “in the background” to get the newly formed investigative directorate into state capture off the ground,...
No plan as coal jobs go extinct
No plan as coal jobs go extinct
About 60 000 jobs could be lost in the coal sector if South Africa takes its goal of cutting down on carbon emissions seriously.
Faith is a feminist issue for women in the Catholic church
Faith is a feminist issue for women in the Catholic church
A woman lies prostrate in front of the altar while three officiants in cassocks, stoles and vestments lead the service.
The Muslims who will not choose between their god and being gay
The Muslims who will not choose between their god and being gay
Bearded and dressed in a thawb and kufiah, Mogamat Benjamin is, in appearance at least, much like any other Muslim man. His eye-catching walking...
Jiba’s Hawks ‘ally’ caught communicating with Panday
Jiba’s Hawks ‘ally’ caught communicating with Panday
An alleged ally of embattled deputy national director of public prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba was caught clandestinely communicating with Durban...

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