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The evolution of backpacking

A look at how the local backpacking culture has transformed

Glebelands: Fingers pointed at untouchable ‘serial killer’

Still no convictions, despite statements from 50 victims in which the same perpetrator is named.

Editorial: Where are the police?

The killings at Glebelands hostel continue amidst accusations of partisan law enforcement - inevitably fuelling perceptions of official complicity.

No reprieve from hostility in Dube

Neither violent protests nor politics have helped hostel residents who still live in squalor.

Trepidation reigns at protest-hit Dube Hostel

The calm prevailing at Dube Hostel hinges on whether the electricity problems it is experiencing can be fixed for good, according to hostel leaders.

Adequate housing a major practical challenge

The hostel systems of the past have to be replaced by housing with one individual per room, writes Johann Barnard.

Hostels must be integrated into inclusive housing policy

The Inkatha Freedom Party in Gauteng has welcomed the investigation by the M&G into the hostel situation faced by numerous families in Soweto.

Crumbling hostels refuse to go away

A lack of management as well as distrust and infighting have brought redevelopment to a halt. Kwanele Sosibo reports.

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 fears of further xenophobic outbursts.

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Construction sites are a ‘death trap’

Four children died at Pretoria sites in just two weeks, but companies deny they’re to blame

Koko claims bias before Zondo commission

In a lawyer’s letter, the former Eskom chief executive says the commission is not being fair to him

ConCourt asked to rule that Zuma must testify for 10 days next year

It is Zondo's legal end game and will leave the former president, his supporters and those implicated in state capture to increasingly play fast and loose at imputing political motive to the commission

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Cash in your old iPhone to upgrade to a new one or get a reduced rate on your monthly contract from your service provider

Gender-Based Violence

In South Africa, women live in fear. It’s difficult to speak out against the patriarchal system, but many have done so, and continue to do so

POWER Business #OnTheMoney talks to Risenga Maluleke, South African Statistician-General

If Stats SA is to really have timely data that’s accurate and remains relevant then we need to make sure that the institution is strengthened

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story