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#FreeToBleed: Are we any closer to free sanitary pads for all?

by: Sarah Evans - 13 July 2017

#FreeToBleed: Are we any closer to free sanitary pads for all?

In September 2015, Livity Africa’s Project Demo initiative put out a call, asking young people which issues they would like Parliament to address. Journalist Pontsho Pilane, then a student at Wits University, with her #FreeToBleed campaign, emerged as the clear winner. Pontsho petitioned Parliament for free sanitary pads for all in November last year.   Since...

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Youth unemployment in Eldos: where are the opportunities?

by: Sarah Evans - 30 June 2017

Youth unemployment in Eldos: where are the opportunities?

Eldorado Park exploded in May this year. Residents protested over a lack of jobs and housing in the area. Their familiar complaint was: the youth in Eldos are involved in drugs and crime because of a lack of job opportunities. According to Statistics SA, in Eldorado Park, only 40% of residents are employed. Poverty is rife,...

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Restoring Cosby’s “legacy”: Can Bill Cosby please sit down?

by: Sarah Evans - 30 June 2017

Restoring Cosby’s “legacy”: Can Bill Cosby please sit down?

You’d think that after being accused of sexual assault by over 50 women, and narrowly avoiding going to jail thanks to a hung jury in one case, Bill Cosby would have graciously disappeared into the shadows from whence he came, at the very least, to save what remains of his reputation. You’d be wrong. Clearly...

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Big, bold, and beautiful: our favourite moments from Pride2017 around the world

by: Sarah Evans - 28 June 2017

Big, bold, and beautiful: our favourite moments from Pride2017 around the world

June is typically Pride month around the world, and with its elaborate displays, marches, bright colours and celeb endorsements, this year was no different. We take a look at some of Pride’s best moments from around the world. In South Africa, Cape Town Pride took place in March, for some reason. But Durban Pride joined...

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