Soweto

 
Nduduzo Makhathini returns to the underworlds
Nduduzo Makhathini returns to the underworlds
Dawn is yet to break when photographer Siphiwe Mhlambi makes his way to Soweto. He parks his car by the roadside and leaps over the metal barrier...
Nudge a nation of non-payers to cough up for their bills
Nudge a nation of non-payers to cough up for their bills
The problems facing Eskom have been described as “the biggest challenge facing the country”. But underlying the Eskom crisis is the much wider...
From shacks to shops – new uses for abandoned state schools
From shacks to shops – new uses for abandoned state schools
Michael Malapane is from the Free State. But like so many other South Africans he has long left the place of his birth in search of economic...
‘Why we don’t pay for power’
‘Why we don’t pay for power’
"Eskom is a burden. It needs to be restructured.It cannot deliver; it’s failing the people,” said Thomas Nkgweng, a resident of Braamfischerville Phase 2 in Soweto. This section of the township has not had electricity since August and the residents are in despair. ...
No crèche or preschool for 1.1m children
No crèche or preschool for 1.1m children
It is mid-morning on a hot Monday. Driving in Soweto, most streets are quiet — most children are at school and adults at work. The streets of...
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
The twins get lost: Concerned with issues of safety, this children’s theatre piece looks to educate children through...
Collusion, competition and corruption — A new Rx for better healthcare?
Collusion, competition and corruption — A new Rx for better healthcare?
If you were a hospital manager, what would be the very first thing you'd do when you got to work every day?
A requiem for the world’s dead
A requiem for the world’s dead
‘When I first read Ways of Dying, I was fascinated by the unconventional character that is Toloki and the kind of career that he has...
The R12-million Sowetan mansion
The R12-million Sowetan mansion
A 2 000m2 mansion with a price tag of R12.2-million is maybe not the first thing you’d expect to find in the heart of Soweto but for its owner,...
Lebo M on the Lion King, and his own circle of life
Lebo M on the Lion King, and his own circle of life
The sun rises over the African savannah (where precisely in Africa, we never find out). An acacia tree is silhouetted against a burnt orange sky. A...
Breath, death and data: The air in our cities is killing us
Breath, death and data: The air in our cities is killing us
In Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Bloemfontein and Cape Town, the air people breathe is often so dangerous that it is killing them. This air...
Young people want Youth Day to focus on today’s issues
Young people want Youth Day to focus on today’s issues
It is 43 years since Soweto school children marched for the right to be taught in the language of their choice and were brutally attacked by the...

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