Angolans lose refugee status

Petro Nzazi (not his real name) and his young brother are refugees from Angola. They have lost their refugee status, and they are now left without any identity documents.

Tariro Washinyira - 25 September 2013

Taste of my heritage

NdinguMambhathane, uTshaya, uMxesibe, uMgxubane, Khandanyawana, uMam’Khuma, Nxele, Bhaca, isizukulwana sika Ntswayibana noBhakaqana.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 23 September 2013

Ties that bind

For me heritage goes deeper than the colour of my skin. It starts from the very beginning, my birth.

Nwabisa Pondoyi - 23 September 2013

This story is called…

A little north west of the road which runs from Ixopo into the hills of KwaZulu-Natal immortalised by Alan Paton, is a quiet, slow-moving enclave. The Kamberg Valley, just 78 kilometres east of Lesotho, kneels before the Drakensberg mountain range, crimped by the wind and harshness of the rocky land over millions of years to coalesce into a silencing, breathless serenity.

Greg Solik - 23 September 2013

How to become a murderer in Nyanga

Sipho [name changed] is 18 years old and a hardened gangster. He has lived his whole life in Nyanga, the Cape Town township with the highest rate of murder in the country.

Pharie Sefali - 22 September 2013

Cosatu 2013

- 19 September 2013

Bridging the gap

- 18 September 2013

SJC Civil Disobedience matter postponed

The matter against the twenty-one Social Justice Coalition (SJC) activists, who took part in a civil disobedience action last week, has been postponed to 23 October 2013. The 21 activists appeared before the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Sibusiso Tshabalala - 18 September 2013

What is the role of civil disobedience in South Africa?

On 18 September 2013, twenty-one Social Justice Coalition activists will appear in the Cape Town Magistrate court for contravening provisions of the Regulation of Gatherings Act.

Sibusiso Tshabalala - 18 September 2013

Snapshot of poverty in Cape Town

Mrs Nowelile Nonkelela stays in a one-room flat with her seven children and three grandsons. The family stays in Old Flats, Langa. Their room is situated in block C on the second floor where there are 20 such rooms.

Pharie Sefali - 18 September 2013

Gang violence, not just Manenberg

Township residents are complaining that murders in the townships are not being taken seriously with media and political attention focusing on the Cape Flats.

Pharie Sefali - 18 September 2013

“I don’t see myself living anywhere but Manenberg”

Roegchanda Pascoe and her younger brother have watched through the window of their home as rival gangs fought with each other day in and day out. But Pascoe says she doesn’t see herself living anywhere but Manenberg.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 18 September 2013

Caps and boots for dung beetles earns Wits scientists an Ig Nobel Prize

The Ig Nobel prizes are the cheeky kid brother of the illustrious Nobel Prizes like the Razzies are to the Oscars.

By Kerry Gordon - 18 September 2013

Naidoo speaks out on Eastern Cape health crisis

The Neil Aggett Memorial lecture was delivered by Jay Naidoo at Kingswood College, Grahamstown on 13 September 2013.

Jay Naidoo - 17 September 2013

Hip Hop Kas’lam presents its second annual awards

The Baxter Theater hosted the second annual Hip Hop Kas’lam Spaza awards on 14 August to celebrate this unique hip hop genre. Hip Hop Kas’lam provides a platform for young rappers to perform in their indigenous languages and the vernacular.

Nwabisa Pondoyi - 17 September 2013

TAC protests against shortages of life-saving drugs

“We demand accountable leadership”, “Failure to resolve stock-outs = human rights violation”, “Limpopo Department of Health – Failed promises” read placards at the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) march in solidarity with provinces that continue to be plagued by finding essential medicines are out of stock.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 16 September 2013