How class and social capital affect university students

Sioux McKennaThere’s a great deal of comfort to be had in the idea that success at university is primarily or exclusively the result of...

Youth entrepreneurship and employment threatened by water restrictions

Mary-Anne Gontsana  Informal business operators say car washes are their only form of employment. Meet Mandla*. Mandla has to pay R2 000 or serve jail time after...

Lectures stopped at UKZN’s Pietermarizburg campus

Nompendulo Ngubane Students stopped classes at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)'s Pietermaritzburg campus on Monday.They say they have not received their National Student Financial Aid Scheme...

52 students forced to study in one container

Thembela Ntongana  More than 150 learners from Philippi High School marched to Parliament on Tuesday to voice their concerns over conditions at their school and...

Tanzanian Economics PhD student student killed by taxi driver

Zoë Postman  African Diaspora Forum (ADF) Chairperson Marc Gbaffou, told a crowd of about 50 people gathered outside Sophiatown Residence on Monday that ADF would...

Land debate in South Africa is about dignity and equality –...

Steven FriedmanIf you want economic change in South Africa, create a crisis – then stand by to negotiate a way out of it.The country’s...

Racist teacher protected by school

Zimbili Vilakazi Teaching was disrupted at Parkhill Secondary School in Greenwood Park, north of Durban, on Monday. Learners at the school refused to attend class,...

#Land: The struggle for liberation in Southern Africa, a lesson in...

Motapo We’Zigidi It is time to blow off your gasket again, with the hope that we will not start doubting our identity. Today I tackle...

Eighth week on strike at Durban University of Technology

Zimbili Vilakazi, Bonile Khanyi and Thabo MohlalaThe strike over pay by staff at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) has entered its eighth week.A...

A book review: Astonishing the Gods by Ben Okri

Pfungwa wekwa NyamukachiI got my 2-minutes of fame on national radio (SAfm). A first for me. I had been asked to contribute a book review...