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#FeesMustFall #UPrising: University of Pretoria principal says she will meet with student leaders

by: Abigail Javier - 22 October 2015

#FeesMustFall #UPrising: University of Pretoria principal says she will meet with student leaders

University of Pretoria students yesterday marched through the streets of Hatfield and on campus as part of the #UPrising student protest. The students had been protesting since the early hours of yesterday morning. The streets around the university’s Hatfield campus were filled with students who were singing struggle songs and wearing T-shirts that read “#Uprising”....

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#WitsFeesMustFall sparks countrywide protests

by: Abigail Javier - 20 October 2015

#WitsFeesMustFall sparks countrywide protests

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You’re not painfully shy, you just have social anxiety

by: Abigail Javier - 23 September 2015

You’re not painfully shy, you just have social anxiety

At 16, Malika Neupane*, from Pietermaritzburg, moved to a new high school. Not wanting any attention on her, she decided to stand at the back of the hall during her first assembly. Suddenly, the principal called out her name and introduced her to the school. All bodies turned around to gaze at her. Terrified at...

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5 things tampon ads want us to believe that aren’t true

by: Abigail Javier - 18 September 2015

5 things tampon ads want us to believe that aren’t true

  If tampon and sanitary pad ads are to be believed, women on their periods are the happiest people on earth. They jump around in white dresses and, strangely, produce a blue liquid instead of blood. After watching countless ads from around the world, I have found five myths that we are going to bust...

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