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Join #E4VK’s campaign to crowd-fund books for a library in Tshabo in the Eastern Cape

by: Buntu Mgwelo - 19 April 2017

Join #E4VK’s campaign to crowd-fund books for a library in Tshabo in the Eastern Cape

Growing up in a village where the were no libraries was a hassle. Tshabo, in the Eastern Cape is where I grew up. Homework was a struggle because my grandparents were not well-educated, and could not always help me with my school work. It was only when I moved to Berlin, a small town on...

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#HireAGraduate: Young people on why they had no choice but to leave the Eastern Cape

by: Buntu Mgwelo - 22 February 2017

#HireAGraduate: Young people on why they had no choice but to leave the Eastern Cape

This morning, thousands of graduates in the Eastern Cape took their frustration at being unemployed despite having tertiary qualifications, to the streets. They formed a human chain in different parts of the province, some wearing their graduation gear, and holding up signs that read #HireAGraduate. Our trainees from the Eastern Cape know this struggle too...

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[Video] 2 years later, we still don’t know what Zuma’s 9-point growth plan is

by: Live Staff - 8 February 2017

[Video] 2 years later, we still don’t know what Zuma’s 9-point growth plan is

We asked South Africans on the streets of Hammersdale, outside of Durban and Woodstock in Cape Town if they knew what President Jacob Zuma’s 9-point growth plan for the economy was. We also asked them to suggest solutions to the country’s challenges in higher education, housing and the economy. See their responses in the video...

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So you want to be… an edu-entrepreneur?

by: Lerato Motsiri - 5 August 2016

So you want to be… an edu-entrepreneur?

Our “So you want to be…” series aims to help you in choosing a career by featuring a practising professional to tell us what to expect in their field.  This week we speak to Bheki Nkosi (26), an educational entrepreneur who attended the Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development, and runs a start-up called Eventful...

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Blessers: modern day ubuntu

by: Kamaria Balkisson - 19 May 2016

Blessers: modern day ubuntu

When women are forced to marry for the sake of economic stability there is no outcry. When women are denied access to education and well-paying jobs there is little complaint. When women are looked down on as brainless homemakers despite their achievements there are very few men on our side. We all know that “blessers”...

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The #2X Story: VIP

by: Lee Molefi - 26 April 2016

The #2X Story: VIP

The “#” has become a powerful symbol that has gone far beyond just tracking Twitter trends. It has given young people an alternative way to take part in politics and make an impact. Through online activism, they have found a way to shift agendas, and forced themselves into national discourse, in addition to claiming their space...

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4 things the President should address during SONA

by: Sheilan Clarke - 29 January 2016

4 things the President should address during SONA

    As February, and therefore the next SONA, draws close, we will be listening closely to President Jacob Zuma’s speech, especially for solutions to the following problems. 1. Unemployment The problem: The unemployment rate now sits at 45% for young people aged between 15 and 34 years. That figure includes those who have given...

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#FeesMustFall reloaded: Why protests aren’t over

by: Kamaria Balkisson - 13 January 2016

#FeesMustFall reloaded: Why protests aren’t over

After the last year’s #FeesMustFall movement brought campuses all over the country to a standstill, President Jacob Zuma agreed to a zero percent increase at the Union Buildings. But in 2016 the students are back at it again saying #FeesMustFallReloaded. Outside Wits this week, students and family members waited in vain for registration to start. But by...

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#FeesMustFall: Wits management agrees to halt fee hikes after a week of protests

by: Natasha Ndlebe - 20 October 2015

#FeesMustFall: Wits management agrees to halt fee hikes after a week of protests

Words by Natasha Ndlebe and Thembekile Sibiya The hashtags changed from #WitsFeesMustFall to #WitsFeesWillFall and after a week of sustained protesting, the Wits university management heard the students cries and fee hikes were halted. The Wits council announced in a statement today that they had not only agreed to halt the proposed 10.5% fee increase...

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#FeesMustFall: UCT students released after this morning’s arrest

by: Babalwa Quma - 20 October 2015

#FeesMustFall: UCT students released after this morning’s arrest

This morning, 20 students and three workers were arrested for setting up barricades during a #FeesMustFall protest at UCT’s Bremner building. Naledi Maponopono from Sasco claimed that the SAPS also fired rubber bullets and teargas at the protesters. Police officers also allegedly stepped on some students and assaulted others as they were making these arrests....

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