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Saturday, 10 January 2015 15:40

SA's first people demand their place in the sun

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Once upon a time, according to the generally accepted narrative of our history, different groups of tribes started arriving in the southern part of Africa from far beyond the Limpopo…
What is most disturbing for me about the much publicised "racial spat" between Vinette Ebrahim and Sunette Bridges is not the fact that it even exists but all of the…
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 17:34

Homelessness & Hunger is Everybody's Problem

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Social Experiment Videos like the one further below are becoming quite common nowadays and many of them are staged but whether this one was staged or not, does not change…
Friday, 18 July 2014 15:05

Mandela Day Fashion nunSense

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I've always wondered why nuns' clothing are called habits. Besides that they wear the same kind of clothing each and every day, and we recognise them by this, nuns also…
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 23:27

Backyard Blues & The Housing Shortage

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There are many reasons why backyard dwellers seem to be neglected by the system and even by some organisations that deal with the issue of housing. Back yard dwellings, though…
Monday, 30 June 2014 11:17

Are you full of CRAP?

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Child: Dad, what am I? You: You are a Black my child Child: But Dad, black is the colour of the ink on this page. I am not black?! You:…
Coloured students are severely punished by the University of Cape Town’s new admission policy, writes Rambina Mahapa. This article first appeared in Cape Argus 18 June 2014 Cape Town -…
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 17:02

Taking a slice out of the Lwande Evictions PIE

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A humanitarian crisis that by most accounts has been brewing since 2003 has boiled over on 3 June 2014 and instead of seeking negotiated solutions before this cruelly cold winters…
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:49

EE Demographics Dropped Is Not Enough

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The regulations in the EE Amendment Act that would have resulted in discrimination against Coloureds in the Western Cape and the Northern Cape, and against Indians in KwaZulu-Natal have been…
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 23:27

My First Time Voting

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According to the IEC only 30% of those young South Africans eligible to vote for the very first time had actually bothered to register and chances are that even less…
President Zuma made some interesting remarks over the weekend in Cape Town in his attempt to woe ‘Coloured’ people to vote for the ANC. According to him ‘Coloureds’ are also…
Heading into our fifth general elections I have since 2004 hoped that we would fast mature as an electorate and grow into a nation whose votes were cast not only…
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