Soweto

 
No power to the pupils – Soweto schools forced to connect illegally
No power to the pupils – Soweto schools forced to connect illegally
A number of schools in the south of Johannesburg have been operating without electricity or running water for years. A ...
Soweto wine festival opts for an upbeat mood in sober times
Soweto wine festival opts for an upbeat mood in sober times
In 2015, the Soweto Wine Festival moved from the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto campus to Walter Sisulu Square near Kliptown. Wine writer and...
Mr Mayor – keep your promise
Mr Mayor – keep your promise
It was in the run-up to the 2010 World Cup that Engen proposed sinking R14-million into upgrading a petrol station just off the main road in...
Zuma takes Soweto to church as he compares the ANC to Jesus Christ
Zuma takes Soweto to church as he compares the ANC to Jesus Christ
President Jacob Zuma turned to God during his first public appearance of 2017, comparing the ANC to Jesus Christ and calling on the party’s...
#LGE2016: Final rally speech maligns Zuma, Maimane 'certain' the DA will win big
#LGE2016: Final rally speech maligns Zuma, Maimane 'certain' the DA will win big
The DA had a plan, in case things went badly wrong during its crescendo rally in Soweto on Saturday. That plan was Prestik. Lots and lots of...
​SA can produce the next Tiger Woods, but lack of funds holds back our black golfers
​SA can produce the next Tiger Woods, but lack of funds holds back our black golfers
Golf at the elite level remains almost as lily-white as it was in the dark days of apartheid. Of the 13 South Africans who competed in this...
​Urban Village is not a band, it’s a collective of underground artists
​Urban Village is not a band, it’s a collective of underground artists
Soweto-based band Urban Village’s sound can perhaps be best described as polyglot, for it attains its originality through a mix of languages both...
Good teacher graduates emerge when their studies combine theory and reality
Good teacher graduates emerge when their studies combine theory and reality
COMMENTTeacher education institutions are often criticised because novice teachers “only know theory” and are not prepared for the complex...
The struggle and the arts’ flowering
The struggle and the arts’ flowering
HISTORYIt is a truism that major social upheavals and changes are often preceded by a flourishing of the arts. This is also true about South...
New protest film lays bare SA's unresolved pain and its wrath
New protest film lays bare SA's unresolved pain and its wrath
When films from the capitalist powers began to flow into Soviet cinemas in the 1920s following New Economic Policy concessions, Dziga Vertov, a...
Marching to the beat of hope
Marching to the beat of hope
Each bus that arrives at the Nike Training Centre in Klipspruit, Soweto, deposits half-asleep children and adults who stretch themselves awake in...

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