Ayanda Sitole

My story and I am sticking to it

A new book from an unknown ­publisher lifts the veil on the potential of ordinary people's tales that were not put through the editing wringer.

It’s music to children’s ears

The judges praised the Field Band Foundation for using music to instil hope, discipline and self-confidence in young South Africans.

High density, high hopes

Makhulong a Matala is a key player in the eKhaya neighbourhood in Hillbrow, a precinct where the council owns four buildings.

Designer city ‘just window-dressing’

Cape Town has been named World Design Capital for 2014, at the International Design Congress in Taipei, but there are dissenting voices back home.

Bundu-bashing in Jo’burg’s backyard

Dinokeng game reserve, officially opened on World Rhino day, already boasts lions, leopards, buffalo and white rhinos.

Child support grants mean survival for many

Without the government's child support grant many South Africans would be living in dire poverty, according to a study released last week.

Juxtaposing fantasy with the familiar

South African writers who dare to venture into the fantastical are accused of writing “untruths", it was suggested at the M&G LIterary Festival.

The Juju rioters — bored with no hope for the future?

What made children violently riot for Julius Malema outside Luthuli House? <b>Ayanda Sitole</b> thinks it's the value systems instilled in our youth.

Bringing a legend to the locals

The Music Academy of Gauteng in Daveyton on the East Rand recently hosted a workshop with its students and Wynton Marsilis.

Games of our lives

Gaming is no longer a solitary occupation -- now it is becoming a social event with the emphasis on competing

Hair dos and don’ts

Women who wear an Afro or dreadlocks sometimes sneer at me, telling me they feel "liberated" by their natural hair, says <b>Ayanda Sitole</b>.

Marching for more rights — again

The South African Congress for Early Childhood Development threatens to march


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mcgawu District, and started early commercial...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income