Brief

Junior school raises awareness about breast cancer

On October 4, Rustenburg Girls Junior School celebrated two of its teachers who have survived breast cancer by hosting two fundraising events to raise funds for cancer awareness.

Nwabisa Pondoyi

7 October 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

Living with Albinism

According to the Albinism Society of South Africa one in 4000 people is born with albinism. Living with albinism is an ongoing challenge against prejudice.

Nwabisa Pondoyi

11 September 2013

Study shows circumcision reduces HIV in “real-life” conditions

A South African study demonstrates for the "first time the effectiveness of male circumcision, in real-life conditions in curbing the spread of HIV", says its lead researcher, Bertran Auvert.

Michael Rautenbach

5 September 2013

Qualified and unemployed

With almost 53% of its youth unable to find work, South Africa is facing one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the world, far higher than in comparable countries. While the International Labour Organisation (ILO) gives the youth unemployment rate as around 12% in sub-Saharan Africa and around 28% in North Africa, these high percentages are still far lower than they are in South Africa.

Nwabisa Pondoyi

4 September 2013

Staff pay dispute closes Walter Sisulu University

Staff at Walter Sisulu University (WSU) on a “no work, no pay” strike for six weeks have forced the university to close.

Nwabisa Pondoyi

3 September 2013

What to do with expired medicines

Most households have cupboards of expired pills and medicines and sometimes even use them. But what are the dangers?

Mary-Anne Gontsana

3 September 2013

SAPS run crime-scene workshop

DNA CSI: D – Don’t touch, N – Note, record and observe, A – Assist police officers, C – comfort & support victim, S – Secure crime scene, I – Insist no-one interferes.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

21 August 2013

Mosaic apprenticeship programme at Spier Arts Academy

The Spier Arts Academy offers a three year, full-time apprenticeship focusing on mosaic art and includes tuition in drawing, art history and business skills - enabling apprentices to jumpstart their creative careers and run their own successful enterprises.

Rachel Kelly

20 August 2013

Man implicated in death of Khayelitsha youth activist found dead

A man was found dead on Thursday last week at Lwazi Street in Khayelitsha site B. He was later identified by the police as 22-year-old Wonke “Oscar” Mchasa.

Nwabisa Pondoyi

14 August 2013

Celebrating Women’s month through music and poetry

On Sunday 11 August, young people from different parts of Cape Town gathered together at Ragazzi Bar in Loop Street to celebrate women’s month.

Pharie Sefali

14 August 2013

Disability not a barrier to Talking Souls visual artists

Free tickets to watch an intriguing international collaborative production.

Pharie Sefali

7 August 2013

Riot breaks out at Matthew Goniwe High School in Khayelitsha

A riot broke out at Matthew Goniwe High School in Site B, Khayelitsha from about 1pm to 2pm this afternoon.

Pharie Sefali

31 July 2013

Free and Fair elections

Five years after violence marred the last elections, Zimbabweans are to take to the polls on the 31 July. The question is: will it be a free and fair election?

Nwabisa Pondoyi

31 July 2013

Sex workers versus organisations against human trafficking

Sex workers have been fighting to enjoy their right to dignity. For this to happen, they say, sex work has to be decriminalised. On the other hand, organisations opposed to human trafficking are also opposed to sex work. We spoke to representatives of both sides.

Nwabisa Pondoyi

10 July 2013

From Somali “Blast Furnace” to South African “Frying Pan”

Somalis marched to Parliament on 7 June in response to xenophobic violence against Somali refugees. About 500 people participated.

Tariro Washinyira

12 June 2013