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From Pharoahfi to Moshe Ndiki, the funniest of #IfDAwins

by: Buhle Lindwa - 4 August 2016

From Pharoahfi to Moshe Ndiki, the funniest of #IfDAwins

There’s been so much anticipation about which party will win with the DA showing gains. Here are the funniest reactions from social media. #IfDAWins   1. Pharoahfi expresses her feelings Lmfsaooo RT @Pharoahfi I have a valo😱#ElectionResults#pharoahfividspic.twitter.com/iwamGZbVAn — Ciara (@ThandoPeaches) August 4, 2016 Moshe Ndiki rendition of  7de Laan   2. Moshe Ndiki’s rendition of 7...

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To vote or not to vote, young people in Cape Town share their thoughts

by: Live Staff - 1 August 2016

To vote or not to vote, young people in Cape Town share their thoughts

In the lead up to the local elections, we’ve visited five municipalities in Cape Town to poll the views of young people. We’ve gathered some telling and moving sentiments from about 20 young people. Like Lenore Michaels, who told us why she doesn’t want her kids to grow up in Blikkiesdorp. And these heartbreaking words...

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Marikana residents in Cape Town on whether they will be voting these municipal elections

by: Xoliswa Qoni - 25 April 2016

Marikana residents in Cape Town on whether they will be voting these municipal elections

Three years ago, Cape Town backyard dwellers occupied a vacant piece of privately-owned land and named it Marikana, in solidarity with the miners who were killed at Lonmin mine. The area has grown since, despite residents having been evicted several times by the City of Cape Town. With local elections around the corner, we asked...

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Live VIP: Is the race card the ANC’s ace?

by: Kay Selisho - 6 June 2014

Live VIP: Is the race card the ANC’s ace?

In the days following EWN’s publication of the “Congress of Clowns” cartoon, the words “racial undertones” and “latent racism” have been thrown around almost as much as the phrase “20 years of democracy.” Even though apartheid is a major part of our history, does the ANC have to pull the race card every time that it...

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#LiveVIPZA Feature: What if Miners Got R12 500?

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 29 May 2014

#LiveVIPZA Feature: What if Miners Got R12 500?

Since the 23rd of January, close to 70 000 members from the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) have been on strike. In that time, the platinum belt has lost R19 billion in revenue and, as a direct result, the country is teetering on the edge of a recession. Lives have been lost, money...

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Possibilities and Limitations of Electoral Reform

by: Thandile Majivolo - 28 May 2014

Possibilities and Limitations of Electoral Reform

Politics took an interesting and classy turn this past Thursday at the “Roundtable Discussion on the Possibilities and Limits of Electoral Reform”, organised by activist organisation My Vote Counts. The event which took place at the Inner City Ideas Cartel Auditorium in Cape Town, saw politics being turned into a rather intriguing subject. Upon arrival, guests...

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Portraits of the Future

by: Bongani Mokhine - 16 May 2014

Portraits of the Future

Time flies, things change and life goes on. I think so much passes us by and we don’t stop to take a breather to celebrate the potential and beauty that is within the next generation of South African citizens. Personally, I found it great that young children accompanied their parents, brothers, sisters and grandparents to the...

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DJ Sbu & Juju’s Twitter War

by: Mandy Mbekeni - 8 May 2014

DJ Sbu & Juju’s Twitter War

  Yesterday marked yet another pivotal moment in our history. Born Frees were voting for the first time in our 20-year democracy. People flocked in numbers to the voting stations and quite a lot of drama went down. But then again, drama is the little stubborn sibling of politics. Amidst all the #Thumbfies (a picture of...

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EFFing around with Ncedisa

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 6 May 2014

EFFing around with Ncedisa

We caught up with one-half of Cape Town’s socially conscious hip hop duo, Jargon Music. He tells us why he’s voting EFF and why you reading this must get your ass to the voting station tomorrow. LIVE: First, how can you describe the current political climate in SA? Ncedisa: Since just after ‘94 SA politics...

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Proverbial Funny Man or Political Commentator?

by: Kay Selisho - 30 April 2014

Proverbial Funny Man or Political Commentator?

by KAY TATYANA SELISHO People hear the word debate and everything immediately gets serious and staunch and then Deep Fried Man comes along and turns the Live VIP debate into something completely different. I, for one, had no idea what to expect until he got up, guitar in tow, and taught us our ANC’s (read:...

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