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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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“I think we need to re-examine the current NSFAS model”

by: Sheilan Clarke - 11 September 2015

“I think we need to re-examine the current NSFAS model”

“NSFAS has become a crocodile with a large mouth syphoning money from the government,” says Sithenkosi Lungisa. He is an SRC member at Fort Hare University in the Eastern Cape. Sithenkosi was a panel member for our “VIP Debate Club: Has NSFAS Failed Us?” and “Policy Hack: Fixing NSFAS” debates. Here is more about him...

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What can the youth do to take a stand against corruption?

by: Nhlanhla Mdanyana - 23 July 2015

What can the youth do to take a stand against corruption?

Remember when there was complete transparency between the government and the citizens who voted them in? Think hard. Don’t worry, I’ll wait… If you Google “What is corruption?” the definition you will find is “dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery.” But corruption is a shapeshifter and defining it, let alone...

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Young and willing but unemployed

by: Sheilan Clarke - 14 July 2015

Young and willing but unemployed

By: Sheilan Clarke and Lethabo Bogatsu According to Africa Check, in the first three months of 2015, “about 50.6% of unemployed youth aged below 35 years have never worked.” That’s just over half the youth population. Where have we gone wrong? How do we fix it? We spoke to two young people — one self-employed...

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Government and artists should work together to help grow our music industry

by: Jamie Petersen - 2 April 2015

Government and artists should work together to help grow our music industry

There’s little to no assistance from government to help record labels or artists  export local music. This is one of the main issues stifling the growth of South Africa’s music industry. This is according to Sipho Dlamini, the CEO of the South African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO), a body that protects the rights of producers...

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Government condoms – yay or nay?

by: Sheilan Clarke - 9 October 2014

Government condoms – yay or nay?

The reputation of government condoms is debatable. Some say they’re not safe, others don’t mind at all. Live mag SA’S Adam Dibon and Thando Makinana went out to investigate what people think about government condoms. Watch the video below and tell us what you think. Twitter: @Adamdeebo & @Jin24boy

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Game of [South African] Thrones

by: Kay Selisho - 18 July 2014

Game of [South African] Thrones

The existence of monarchies matters more to some of you than you may think.  If you pay your taxes (you do some anyway), chances are that you are contributing to the upkeep of a kingdom somewhere in South Africa. Even though it is a show that I have never watched, Game of Thrones instantaneously springs...

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The Women’s Ministry? – That is the Question

by: Kay Selisho - 8 July 2014

The Women’s Ministry? – That is the Question

With as many names and name changes as Diddy, The Women’s Ministry is equally much ado about nothing. Assuming that the average South African has no idea what the ministry is/does (that’s if they even care), where does one begin to find out what it is? Moved by the recent scandal that involved Hlaudi Motsoeneng being...

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THE ANC & YOU(TH)

by: Bobontle Mopeloa - 13 June 2014

THE ANC & YOU(TH)

We’ve celebrated 20 years since the fall of apartheid government. And now, with the 2014 election over, we finally get a break from adventurous politicians formulating “masterful” strategies to sway voters. From Helen Zille speaking Xhosa to Jacob Zuma dancing steadfastly to “Indle’lendlala” all the way down to the ironic sight of Julius Malema and...

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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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