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Zukisa Tshiqi: The quiet fighter
Zukisa Tshiqi: The quiet fighter
‘I can’t see you,” said the magistrate.
Facts and figures: 2019/2020 policy speech
Facts and figures: 2019/2020 policy speech
Transport, safety and liaison MEC Weziwe Tikana recently tabled her 2019/20 policy speech to members of the provincial legislature, reaffirming the...
Still on temporary contracts after 12 years
Still on temporary contracts after 12 years
For the past 12 years, about 150 people have swept the streets and cleared blocked drains in Uitenhage and Motherwell. They work in a government-funded programme administered by the Eastern Cape Department of Transport. But despite their long service, they are still casual workers on...
By the time there are xenophobic attacks, you’re practically a refugee yourself
By the time there are xenophobic attacks, you’re practically a refugee yourself
Some of the nicest people I know are saying of the xenophobic attacks, “Violence is not the answer, but…” This sympathy for perpetrators is even coming from foreign nationals....
As SA rages, another woman is murdered
As SA rages, another woman is murdered
As the country mourns the murder of University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana, only a handful of people from a village in Dutywa in the...
Collective action brings about change
Collective action brings about change
For black children growing up in South Africa in the 1980s, the only schooling available was in the Bantu education system. For me and my contemporaries in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, this was our reality. Our parents did everything they could to find schools for us that were better...
Hospital crime endangers workers
Hospital crime endangers workers
Staff held at gunpoint, kidnapped newborns and assaults — more than 30 hospitals across the...
Interdict ‘infringes’ on farm workers’ rights
Interdict ‘infringes’ on farm workers’ rights
Legal experts have questioned the interdict granted to a group of Eastern Cape farmers, saying it unjustifiably limits the farm workers’...
Students at two Eastern Cape universities back on campus after water cuts
Students at two Eastern Cape universities back on campus after water cuts
The universities of Walter Sisulu and Fort Hare have reopened two of their campuses after shutting down last week because of a lack of...
The struggle to uncapture the classroom
The struggle to uncapture the classroom
Corruption in the education system means schoolchildren cannot learn. Without learning, they will be excluded from the next industrial revolution...
Samwu shows its local-government muscle
Samwu shows its local-government muscle
Municipal bus drivers brought Pretoria to a standstill early this week. Buses emblazoned with the Tshwane Bus Services logo obstructed key...
Motshekga delivers education plans in budget vote
Motshekga delivers education plans in budget vote
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced 11 priorities that her department will focus on for the 2019 medium-term strategic framework. ...

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