Over 40 degrees but not a heat wave in Upington

Temperatures in Upington in the Northern Cape have risen to over 40 degrees. But it’s still not an official heatwave for this scorching hot part of the country.

Selby Nomnganga

Brief | 28 January 2014

Commission tours police stations and crime hotspot

It was a scorching hot day in Khayelitsha today, as the Commission of Inquiry into policing, led by Justice Kate O'Regan and Advocate Vusi Pikoli, got underway.

Adam Armstrong

Brief | 22 January 2014

Rural women demand scrapping of Traditional Courts Bill

On 15 October, 250 rural women and activists marched to Parliament as part of the activities held worldwide for the International Day for Rural Women.

Sibusiso Tshabalala

Brief | 21 October 2013

Junior school raises awareness about breast cancer

On October 4, Rustenburg Girls Junior School celebrated two of its teachers who have survived breast cancer by hosting two fundraising events to raise funds for cancer awareness.

Nwabisa Pondoyi

Brief | 7 October 2013

SJC Civil Disobedience matter postponed

The matter against the twenty-one Social Justice Coalition (SJC) activists, who took part in a civil disobedience action last week, has been postponed to 23 October 2013. The 21 activists appeared before the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court this morning.

Sibusiso Tshabalala

Brief | 18 September 2013

Living with Albinism

According to the Albinism Society of South Africa one in 4000 people is born with albinism. Living with albinism is an ongoing challenge against prejudice.

Nwabisa Pondoyi

Brief | 11 September 2013

Study shows circumcision reduces HIV in “real-life” conditions

A South African study demonstrates for the "first time the effectiveness of male circumcision, in real-life conditions in curbing the spread of HIV", says its lead researcher, Bertran Auvert.

Michael Rautenbach

Brief | 5 September 2013

Qualified and unemployed

With almost 53% of its youth unable to find work, South Africa is facing one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the world, far higher than in comparable countries. While the International Labour Organisation (ILO) gives the youth unemployment rate as around 12% in sub-Saharan Africa and around 28% in North Africa, these high percentages are still far lower than they are in South Africa.

Nwabisa Pondoyi

Brief | 4 September 2013

Staff pay dispute closes Walter Sisulu University

Staff at Walter Sisulu University (WSU) on a “no work, no pay” strike for six weeks have forced the university to close.

Nwabisa Pondoyi

Brief | 3 September 2013

What to do with expired medicines

Most households have cupboards of expired pills and medicines and sometimes even use them. But what are the dangers?

Mary-Anne Gontsana

Brief | 3 September 2013

SAPS run crime-scene workshop

DNA CSI: D – Don’t touch, N – Note, record and observe, A – Assist police officers, C – comfort & support victim, S – Secure crime scene, I – Insist no-one interferes.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

Brief | 21 August 2013

Mosaic apprenticeship programme at Spier Arts Academy

The Spier Arts Academy offers a three year, full-time apprenticeship focusing on mosaic art and includes tuition in drawing, art history and business skills - enabling apprentices to jumpstart their creative careers and run their own successful enterprises.

Rachel Kelly

Brief | 20 August 2013

Man implicated in death of Khayelitsha youth activist found dead

A man was found dead on Thursday last week at Lwazi Street in Khayelitsha site B. He was later identified by the police as 22-year-old Wonke “Oscar” Mchasa.

Nwabisa Pondoyi

Brief | 14 August 2013

Celebrating Women’s month through music and poetry

On Sunday 11 August, young people from different parts of Cape Town gathered together at Ragazzi Bar in Loop Street to celebrate women’s month.

Pharie Sefali

Brief | 14 August 2013

Disability not a barrier to Talking Souls visual artists

Free tickets to watch an intriguing international collaborative production.

Pharie Sefali

Brief | 7 August 2013

Riot breaks out at Matthew Goniwe High School in Khayelitsha

A riot broke out at Matthew Goniwe High School in Site B, Khayelitsha from about 1pm to 2pm this afternoon.

Pharie Sefali

Brief | 31 July 2013