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We have discovered our generational mission

by: Live Staff - 15 June 2017

We have discovered our generational mission

June 16 has become an important moment for reflection in the South African political calendar. Since 1994, June 16, 1976 was viewed as a turning point – one that was seen by millions as a key political turning point in the struggle against apartheid, and one that would bring true liberation and freedom. For many,...

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The mental effects of #FeesMustFall haunt me to this day

by: Thulani Maphasa - 5 May 2017

The mental effects of #FeesMustFall haunt me to this day

A procession of policemen in riot gear prey up and down Prince Alfred Road in the dark, one evening at the University Currently Known as Rhodes (UCKAR). On that same night, students gathered on the Steve Biko Union lawns to map out a strategy for the next day. A stun grenade is set off. Students...

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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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I couldn’t participate in #FeesMustFall protests because of my anxiety

by: Nkhensani Manabe - 22 November 2016

I couldn’t participate in #FeesMustFall protests because of my anxiety

Last year in UCT, and this year at Wits, I found myself on the outside of both the Rhodes Must Fall and the Fees Must Fall movements. As a humanities student, I saw the protests as a tangible manifestation of the theories we grappled with in class. Yet I chose not to attend mass meetings and...

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[Pictures] Heavy police presence disrupts #FeesMustFall parliament protest

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 27 October 2016

[Pictures] Heavy police presence disrupts #FeesMustFall parliament protest

Yesterday, Cape Town #FeesMustFall students marched to parliament to protest for free and decolonised education. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was giving the mid-term budget policy statement in parliament. The minister came out to accept and sign the students’ memorandum then went back into the National Assembly. Students stayed outside parliament singing protest songs. In the afternoon, chaos ensued....

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Does the #FeesMustFall decolonised national anthem exclude other South Africans?

by: Lufuno Ramadwa - 21 October 2016

Does the #FeesMustFall decolonised national anthem exclude other South Africans?

Members of #FeesMustFall in Wits and Stellenbosch, last week, introduced what has been deemed the “decolonised national anthem”. The students substituted the Afrikaans part of the national anthem with new Zulu lyrics. A reasonable number of people feel that this new anthem, by using only Nguni languages, is excluding other South African languages. Also, by...

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How I became Solomon Mahlangu

by: Keneiloe Nkomo - 27 April 2016

How I became Solomon Mahlangu

I first auditioned for the lead role in the movie Kalushi two years ago. I had never heard of Solomon Mahlangu, but when I saw the script  I knew that it was a powerful story and I had to be a part of it. After my first audition, the director (Mandla Dube) decided to go...

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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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About 50 UWC students with no accommodation have been squatting in res lounges

by: Onele Liwani - 3 March 2016

About 50 UWC students with no accommodation have been squatting in res lounges

Just over a month after universities reopened, a group of about 30 young women and about 20 young men at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) say they still have nowhere to live. For the past few weeks, two of the on-campus residence lounges have been their home. Living in cramped conditions, some have...

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