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A school secured what leaders couldn’t: A negotiated truce
A school secured what leaders couldn’t: A negotiated truce
On September 18, Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech in Parliament about the recent xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg mentioned one act of hope: how a...
The Portfolio: Andile Buka
The Portfolio: Andile Buka
It’s a Sunday afternoon, April 24 2016, when I meet FAKA, the Johannesburg-based duo founded by Desire and Fela Gucci.
The evolution of backpacking
The evolution of backpacking
The backpacking industry has undergone a major evolution since the stereotypical days of grungy dorm rooms, worn mattresses and rundown buildings....
Editorial: Where are the police?
Editorial: Where are the police?
Last month Sipho Ndovela, a resident of Durban's giant Glebelands hostel, was gunned down in broad daylight outside the Umlazi magistrate's court,...
Glebelands: Fingers pointed at untouchable 'serial killer'
Glebelands: Fingers pointed at untouchable 'serial killer'
On May 17 Sipho Ndovela, a resident of the Glebelands Hostel in Umlazi, Durban, was acquitted of attempted murder in the Umlazi Magistrate’s...
No reprieve from hostility in Dube
No reprieve from hostility in Dube
Illegal power lines crisscross the roofs of the Dube hostel in Soweto like washing lines. The power is being drawn from sections of the hostel that...
Trepidation reigns at protest-hit Dube Hostel
Trepidation reigns at protest-hit Dube Hostel
The increasingly erratic electricity supply – stemming from illegal connections – saw the Soweto residents take to the streets last...
Adequate housing a major practical challenge
Adequate housing a major practical challenge
Global mining giant BHP Billiton is a good case study of the challenges of meeting the requirements of the mining charter, particularly when it...
Hostels must be integrated into inclusive housing policy
Hostels must be integrated into inclusive housing policy
The Inkatha Freedom Party in Gauteng welcomes the investigation by the Mail & Guardian into the hostel situation faced by numerous...
Crumbling hostels refuse to go away
Crumbling hostels refuse to go away
'At one point, [Nelson] Mandela wanted to fence us in and [Inkatha Freedom Party president] Mangosuthu [Buthelezi] said: 'No, you can't treat my...
Families united as hostel undergoes transformation
Families united as hostel undergoes transformation
The transformation of City Deep hostel, where as many as 14 men once crammed into a single room, was shown off to the media on Wednesday.
Hostel eradication kicks off in Soweto
Hostel eradication kicks off in Soweto
The launch of a hostel eradication programme in Soweto this week stirred speculation that the Gauteng government had been spurred into action by...

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