The embedding of social media networks into our daily lives led to the rise of the internet meme, bringing humour to the many words that fill the interwebs. But it was really in 2014 when the ‘Confused Black Girl’ image went viral, it was clear that the age of the internet meme is upon us. […]
Photo Blog: Following a series of protests joined by higher education students from across the country, students took their demands for a reduction in higher education fees and the end of outsourcing at institutions- among other demands- to the Union Building.
An explosive report by the Alternative Information & Development Centre (AIDC) reveals that Lonmin has for years been moving hundreds of millions out of South Africa through the use of tax havens; transfer pricing and profit shifting. This was done by setting up ‘daughter companies’ which invoiced Lonmin’s various South African offices, despite the companies doing […]
Many know Pregs Govender as the Deputy Chairperson and Commissioner of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), positions she has held since 2009. Govender is also a well-known human rights and gender activist who is widely respected both as an individual and professionally. Her principled resignation from parliament on 2 May 2002 struck me, […]
A few days ago, a range of beautiful black dolls was shared on Twitter. The following day a non-existent company got busted for trying to pass them off as their own. Twitter users @ma_ndosi and @Peliwe_M went on the warpath after a mysterious account @IntombiToys (no longer existing) stole an idea tweeted just the night […]
Like any other ‘top books’ list, this one is subjective. The titles are numbered, but not ranked and it’s worth noting that choosing between a large number of books was quite difficult, especially since three of the authors included have penned more than two other children’s books which my kids (and I) also love. The […]
I recently visited the Ward 43 area of Evaton, a community serviced by the notorious Emfuleni Local Municipality. Evaton was established in 1904, with many families living there for many decades. This has however resulted in insecurity for some families who do not have title deeds despite living there for so long, leading to the […]