Politics
GNU: Government of National (Dis)Unity
3 weeks ago
For the last two weeks, we have been inundated with news and speculation about the proclaimed Government of National Unity, led by the ANC (African National Congress) and nine other political parties. In this article, I will break down some key points you need to know about what this means (and doesn't mean) for us.…
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Hope is Not a Strategy
4 weeks ago
There is a lot to be concerned about in South Africa. Many things are falling apart at the same time—the Departments of Social Development, Education, Health, etc, all on the verge of ruin. Politicians, public officials, and ‘the market’ govern us, but they are far removed from the reality of the majority of South Africans.…
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If You Know History, You Can Predict the Future
4 weeks ago
Almost two weeks have passed since our seventh national elections. What was meant to be a unifying moment for us as a nation seems to have divided and fractured us. The political mud-slinging and drama continue. We, the people, are the spectators, witnessing the fragmentation of a Liberation Movement. To know the present, you must…
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Stand Up, Speak Out, Vote for Change!
2 months ago
This is for YOU, youth! We are just a few days away from the elections. The power of our collective voices cannot be emphasised enough! We are at a turning point, and young people's active participation is more important than ever. South Africa is at a crossroads, and decisions made today will have long-term consequences…
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Stop Telling Us To Vote
2 months ago
Before our people were allowed to vote, they organised. As young people who look back, we look back and see an empowered civic society. Organised and defiant communities, waging war against an insurmountable evil. We look back and see both the ruins and the foundations of another future. A stolen future. We look on helplessly…
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Mothers of Liberation
2 months ago
As Mother's Day has passed, we're reminded not only of the love and care that mothers provide but also of the journey towards freedom and justice that the courageous actions of women have shaped. These individuals stand out as beacons of resilience, courage, leadership, and responsibility for their own destiny and that of others. Their…
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A Celebration or a Struggle?
2 months ago
Every year, 1 May serves as both a marker of progress and a stark reminder of the lingering challenges in the labour market. Originally born from the late 1800s push for workers' rights, Workers' Day has evolved into a complex symbol of both triumph and ongoing struggle, particularly in South Africa. Since the first democratic…
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Thirsting for Change
3 months ago
Facing the ultimate challenge of our times, South Africa's youth must lead the charge against the climate crisis and shape our future. As our country's future leaders and workforce, it is essential to realise that South Africa is not only one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change but is affecting our country right…