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Don’t Leave Africa

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I think I speak for most Africans who grew up here that we have at one point in our lives wanted to go live...
thulimadonsela

An Ode to Outgoing Public Protector Thuli Madonsela

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I salute a woman who inspires me and makes me want to be a better person, and sincerely hope she will find my Saturday...

Idi Amin and Donald Trump – Strong Men with Unlikely Parallels

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US President Donald Trump’s norm-breaking campaign and early reign has been compared to several other divisive historical figures, especially previous American presidents. But when it...

Dear South Africa – What Would It Take for You To...

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Sometimes when you read those comments on Facebook or news sites that sound so negative, you imagine a mean-spirited person, another troll trying to make other...
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One Expat’s Rant: “This is Africa” Warnings

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On my recent visit back to South Africa for two weeks, something really bothered me for a number of reasons. I was at morning market...

Humour: Viv Vermaak’s Legendary ‘Out of Africa’ Movie Review

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I watched 'Out of Africa' for the first time just now, writes VIV VERMAAK. OVERALL SCORE: 'Meh' out of 10. MOVIE REVIEW: For starters, way too...
romain-road

An Expat Discovers 10 Ways to Drive in SA

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Anyone who has just got back to South Africa will quickly notice several things: the prices (good), the weather (fantastic), the politics (volatile), the protests (increasing). And,...

Why Pokemon Go Became an Instant Phenomenon

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In the last week, Pokemon Go, an augmented reality game for mobile phones, has taken off. Daily traffic for the game exceeded Twitter and...

More Than An Oppressor’s Language: Reclaiming the Hidden History of Afrikaans

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The language of Afrikaans remains a contested issue in South Africa. The controversy over the medium of instruction at traditionally Afrikaans universities such as...

The Gift of Education – “The Most Powerful Weapon…to Change the...

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Mandela Day is an opportunity to reflect on how we help each other to get on in life. Educational institutions play an important role...
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