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Reconciliation Day for who?

2 years ago

“It is a distorted date and a public holiday that seeks to misrepresent our history and heritage of African people and misinform our children; the very children that we fought this freedom for – if there’s freedom anyway.” This is

Message in Reggae fights abuse

2 years ago

It was unusual to see so many people with dreadlocks playing soccer and netball together at the playgrounds in Orlando West. Again, it made sense since the games were part of the Mzansi Reggae Summer Festival against gender-based violence and

Annual Soweto Pride still relevant 18 years later

2 years ago

By Maria Molokomme It is sad that after so many years of democracy in South Africa there are still marches to highlight plight of queer bodies in Soweto. That’s according to the Forum For The Empowerment Of Women which organised

Nyaope drug wreaks havoc

3 years ago

Some nyaope addicts regret the day they experimented with that fatal drug. They want to quit but it is hard, thus crying out for help… *Nyaope = concoction of drugs…

Full-figured and phly

4 years ago

The full-figured girls of Soweto are reclaiming their right to be here. Members of Xivumvha Sparkles remind and give each other that much-needed pep talk: be comfortable in that plus-size body that you’re living in. They meet every Sunday at

No schooling for now

4 years ago

The government has stopped public school learners from going to school amid soaring number of Covid-19 infections across the country. This comes after the department of education consulted with more than 60 education stakeholders including parents, teachers’ unions and civil

Curtain falls on last Rivonia trialist

4 years ago

The last surviving member of the notorious Rivonia Trial, Andrew Mlangeni has passed away. He was 95 years old. Mlangeni who lived in Dube, Soweto, had abdominal complaints. He was rushed to 1 Military Hospital in Thaba Tshwane, Pretoria, where

Minister Cele unleashes police on Covid-19 defaulters

4 years ago

Beware! You could be sentenced to six months in prison and a fine should law enforcement agents find you without a mask in public. That’s an assurance from the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola. His statement follows

“People who drink alcohol in groups, let their guards down…” – Minister Dlamini-Zuma

4 years ago

Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has enunciated President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement to suspend alcohol with immediate effect in the country. This comes as the numbers of Covid-19 cases and deaths grow unabatedly. South Africa (on Level 3 lockdown) is among

People of the soil

4 years ago

Like the most, letsoku is one of the indigenous resources that many people overlook. To some it’s still as purposeful as it has ever been. For centuries, Africans relied on ochre or umchako, in isiZulu, for different reasons. This is

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