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5 ways to get your issues heard in parliament

by: Neo Maditla - 8 February 2017

5 ways to get your issues heard in parliament

Do you have a burning issue? Want it put before parliament? Last year young activist and journalist, Pontsho Pilane, wanted free access to sanitary pads for all young South Africans and Project Demo helped her get it heard by parliament. But Project Demo isn’t the only option to get parliament to take your issues seriously....

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Top 4 youth issues President Zuma could address at #SONA2017

by: Neo Maditla - 8 February 2017

Top 4 youth issues President Zuma could address at #SONA2017

Got plans this Thursday night? Cancel them. There’s only one event that needs your eyes, ears and tweets from 7pm – #SONA2017. It might not sound like a fun night in but President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation (SONA) address will touch on critical issues that affect young people in this country. So listen...

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Can #DataMustFall be a movement to force prices down?

by: Neo Maditla - 20 December 2016

Can #DataMustFall be a movement to force prices down?

There was a time, about three years ago, when I used to be able to load 2GB on my phone, and it would last me nearly a month. Now I’m lucky if it lasts for over a week, and the situation seems to be getting worse. It’s almost as if the data disappears. And I’m...

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Here is what photographers lose when celebs don’t #CreditThePhotographer

by: Neo Maditla - 12 July 2016

Here is what photographers lose when celebs don’t #CreditThePhotographer

Two recent pictures taken backstage at the SAMAs caused a bit of an uproar among photographers on social media. One is of Pearl Thusi looking down, and the other of AKA and Bonang holding hands while walking away from the camera. Both pictures were taken by 25-year-old photographer Austin Malema. He tweeted his displeasure under #CreditThePhotographer because celebs...

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#FeesMustFall: Protesting students take their fight to the Union Buildings and emerge victorious

by: Neo Maditla - 23 October 2015

#FeesMustFall: Protesting students take their fight to the Union Buildings and emerge victorious

The students who will go home after marching in the baking heat outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria would have been heroes whether or not Jacob Zuma had given them a 0% fee increase. Their sore feet, some with blisters, and others with scrapped knees from falling on the grass while running away from stun...

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