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VUT should aim to become an entrepreneurial university
VUT should aim to become an entrepreneurial university
In a recent edition of the Mail & Guardian, you reported on the resignation of Professor Gordon Zide (“VUT vice-chancellor retires early”, October...
Four ways to give township entrepreneurs a much-needed boost
Four ways to give township entrepreneurs a much-needed boost
It is not uncommon to hear politicians extolling the untapped virtues of entrepreneurs as South Africa’s saviours in the making. By 2030, for...
‘We live in a shack – bullets pass through easily’
‘We live in a shack – bullets pass through easily’
Philippi is becoming one of the most dangerous townships in the country; the level of crime is rising day by day. Living here is not easy. We live...
Alex citizens just want it 'to be nice'
Alex citizens just want it 'to be nice'
Martha Ranamane says that she hates that there is no fresh air in Alex. “There’s dumping next to the school, and there are toilets next to the...
Township development — yes, we can!
Township development — yes, we can!
Soon South Africa will be celebrating 25 years of democracy. Yet the main concern for many South Africans is the country’s poor economic growth...
Township sanitation remains the pits
Township sanitation remains the pits
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s commitment to addressing the atrociously poor sanitation in schools seriously (Proper sanitation is a human...
Tavern associations say tobacco bill will choke township businesses
Tavern associations say tobacco bill will choke township businesses
Associations representing owners of taverns in township areas around the country have criticised the newly-released Control of Tobacco Products and...
Makhura plans Gauteng’s facelift
Makhura plans Gauteng’s facelift
Gauteng Premier David Makhura says plans to establish a bank owned by the provincial government will form an integral part of the administration’s turnaround strategy to grow the economy and create much-needed jobs....
Townships are still a world apart
Townships are still a world apart
Dormitory-style, underserviced, insecure, overcrowded and noisy — this characterises the living conditions in most of South Africa’s...
Slice of Life: Searching for 'dapper guys in townships', the black kind
Slice of Life: Searching for 'dapper guys in townships', the black kind
“My mother and grandmother were big into fashion. They were real fashion-heads. So I guess it’s kind of encrypted in me. But it was in high...
Township funeral: Wie sien ons?
Township funeral: Wie sien ons?
This incident of the women twerking and gyrating raised the question of whether or not such behavior is appropriate and if society had...
MEC: Gauteng's townships need huge transformation
MEC: Gauteng's townships need huge transformation
The inequality gap between the rich and the poor is one of the largest in South Africa. According to the 2014 Oxfam report Even it Up, South Africa...

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