Every Child Needs Love

Every Child Needs Love

Learn to Earn

Learn to Earn

South African Migration

South African Migration

GMO Foods

GMO Foods

Capetonian Favourite Spots

Capetonian Favourite Spots

Education News

University Fees in South Africa

University Fees in South Africa

South Africa’s Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Blade Nzimande has announced it is up to the country’s universities to ‘individually…determine the level of (fee) increase that their institutions require…’. But he cautioned that no university’s fees should be raised by more than 8% for 2017. This follows a blanket freeze on fees in 2016 that left a number of universities on the verge of financial collapse. The Conversation Africa asked Professor Suellen Shay to unpack Nzimande’s announcement.

News Spotlight

DKR Concepts

DKR Concepts

Started in July 2015, DKR Concepts is the brain-child of a brother and sister duo: Kgosi and Dikeledi Rallele. D for Dikeledi, K for Kgosi and R for Rallele. The siblings joined forces to develop innovative business concepts to bridge the gap between the Khayelitsha township and the rest of the city.

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Women’s Day Celebration

Women’s Day Celebration

‘You strike a woman; you strike a rock’. These words were sung in Pretoria and echoed nationwide on 9 August, 1956. Over 20,000 women filled the streets of the city, united by their rejection of the new pass laws proposed by the apartheid government. This day is celebrated as National Women’s Day.

Arts & Culture News

Black Panther

Black Panther

Earlier this year, hordes of comic book fans and mainstream audiences gathered to watch Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. The film has so far been the highest grossing film of the year, having made over a billion US dollars worldwide. However, there was the introduction of a character, who pounced majestically onto screen, sending comic book fans into a frenzy of excitement – Black Panther.

Human Rights News Special Feature

Evaluating the RDP

Evaluating the RDP

It’s a scorching day in Khayelitsha. Even if it’s much too hot to stay in the sun, people are crowded in the middle of the streets, sweat trickling down their backs. The centre of their attention is Mr Bonginkosi Madikizela, minister of Human Settlements in the Western Cape, who is visiting a housing project. ‘When will sanitation be supplied?’ The residents ask him repeatedly. He promises them that he will make sure to fast-track it, before getting back into his car and driving away.

Health Human Rights News

A Woman’s Right to Her Own Body

A Woman’s Right to Her Own Body

According to the HIV Stigma Index, 7% of HIV-positive women report being victims of forced sterilisation. As well as this, 43% of South Africans who are HIV positive suffer from ‘internalised stigma.’ Allegations of forced sterilisation have been made in South Africa, Namibia, Kenya and Swaziland – among female HIV-sufferers, disabled and underprivileged women.

Arts & Culture Lifestyle Reviews

Abavuki’s New Sound

Abavuki’s New Sound

Formed in 2001, Abavuki is an eight-member Marimba band originally from Langa. The Xhosa name means ‘Wake up, early birds!’ a local saying very similar to the English phrase ‘The early bird catches the worm’ and it perfectly reflects their enthusiastic and active mood.

Arts & Culture Feminism Lifestyle

Irma Stern

Irma Stern

In honour of women’s month and also on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Irma Stern’s death, it seems appropriate to focus on the work of one of the greatest female artists of South Africa.

Health Special Feature

The Slavery of Alcohol

The Slavery of Alcohol

Alcohol is the main drug in South Africa with 30% of the population being either alcoholics or at risk of becoming so. According to WHO, South Africans drink in excess of five billion litres of alcohol per year. If that’s not bad enough, alcohol abuse tends to be a prerequisite to health problems, criminality and socio-economic burdens. But who is the abuser behind these statistics? And what can be done to prevent alcohol abuse?

Health

Hot A Conversation to Save Lives

<span class="hot">Hot <i class="fa fa-bolt"></i></span> A Conversation to Save Lives

Suicide is an issue that needs to be addressed. People suffering from suicidal thoughts need to know that they matter, that they have a purpose and that they do belong here on this planet. Now awareness campaigns are beginning to pop up with the purpose of spreading that exact message.

Education Youth

Youth Health Festival

Youth Health Festival

Youth Day is a day where everyone takes a moment to celebrate the young people of South Africa as well as remember those who were lost in the country’s pursuit of freedom, specifically the Soweto Uprising of 1976. This year, the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation hosted the Youth Health Festival (YHF) at the Artscape to help educate young men and women from Cape Town about sexual health and HIV/AIDS, a crisis that affects over 300,000 children in South Africa alone.

Education Youth

Inspired Youth Programme

Inspired Youth Programme

In 2014 Dene Botha, the founder and managing director of Pride Factor, had a simple dream – to make a difference in the lives of teenagers in South Africa. Now two years later he has teamed up with Greg Secker of the Greg Secker Foundation to create the Inspired Youth Programme. A platform that is not only opening new doors for the youth of South Africa, it is shattering the outdated mind-set of what it means to be a successful and to achieve one’s passions and dreams.

Lifestyle Travel

Berlin

Berlin

Every place on this planet tells a story. Even the smallest, tucked away places on earth have a history to share. Located in northeast Germany, where people from all over the world come together, there is a place that has an undeniably remarkable written history: Berlin. Six letters illuminating the epitome of sophistication, beauty and the enigmatic. It is a vibrant and gritty playground like no other.

Lifestyle Travel

Where is Canberra?

Where is Canberra?

Despite being the capital city of Australia, Canberra doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Nestled between Sydney and Melbourne the town has a lot to offer for local and foreign tourists.

 

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