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6.2 million South Africans, who are of working age, are unemployed

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 31 October 2018

6.2 million South Africans, who are of working age, are unemployed

Stats SA says unemployment has risen to 27.5% in the third quarter The country was met with bad news on Tuesday when Stats SA released a statement saying that the unemployment rate in the country has risen to 27.5%. This is a 0.3 of a percentage point increase since the last quarter. Stats SA has...

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Another day, another cabinet reshuffle for Zuma

by: admin - 17 October 2017

Another day, another cabinet reshuffle for Zuma

In just 7 months, President Jacob Zuma has announced another reshuffle to the National Executive on Tuesday morning. The changes have seen Blade Nzimande completely removed from the cabinet. The sacking comes after the former minister of Higher Education and Training has been publicly criticising Jacob Zuma. In March, the General Secretary of the SACP...

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On the sports field with Khayelitsha’s girl rugby team

by: Anam Joseph - 16 November 2015

On the sports field with Khayelitsha’s girl rugby team

When a rugby coach in Khayelitsha decided to start a team for girls, he was faced with a big problem: he could only find two girls who wanted to be part of his team. To solve this problem, Thembani Ngubelanga, coach of the Blue Jets girls’ rugby team mixed them with the boys and that’s how...

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Stories that shook the continent

by: Raeez Jacobs - 26 June 2015

Stories that shook the continent

We are hardly through the year and have already experience some of the most shocking news stories of the year. 2015 has been an eventful year already and LiveSA has rounded up some of the news  stories that shook the world in the past six months.   1 Oscar’s release date set for August Oscar...

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All the action from day one of the #VIPYouthFest

by: Fatima Mathivha - 16 June 2015

All the action from day one of the #VIPYouthFest

Cue Day 1. The day kicked off with a big announcement: poet, feminist and anthropology student, Lebogang ‘Nova’ Masango, would be joining the VIP Campaign. What could possibly top that? How about a screening of Roger Young’s “Keys Money Phone” – a film about a young, white Capetonian man who forgets his keys, money and...

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Mcebo Dlamini: Loving Hitler and white hypocrisy

by: Fatima Mathivha - 7 May 2015

Mcebo Dlamini: Loving Hitler and white hypocrisy

On 4 May 2015, Wits University Vice Chancellor, Adam Habib, announced the dismissal of the university’s Student Representative Council (SRC) president, Mcebo Dlamini. This came just days after the initial outcry by the Wits Jewish community over a Facebook post in which he stated that he loves Adolf Hitler, comparing modern-day Israel to Nazi Germany....

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This week in politics

by: Lee Molefi - 23 January 2015

This week in politics

Here we are again. It’s Friday. Welcome. As a parting gift for the week that was, we present to you a review of the past five days and three key events that have captured our imagination or sparked a renewed sense of urgency, conversation or debate in the state of our nation.  President Zuma to...

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VIP stories of the year: the bornfrees

by: Lee Molefi - 30 December 2014

VIP stories of the year: the bornfrees

Early in 2014, perhaps the biggest narrative brewing in the underbelly of South Africa’s political consciousness was how South Africa’s politically untested youth demographic would vote. It was all the rage. Spurning headline upon headline. Dubbed “the bornfrees,” the mainstream media’s coverage of the 18-35 year old voter in early 2014 was as conflicted as...

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VIP stories of the year: the opposition

by: Lee Molefi - 27 December 2014

VIP stories of the year: the opposition

Alongside the  fascination with the bornfrees lived an election subplot suggesting that the great protagonist of South Africa’s political story: the ANC, would face a far greater challenge for the hearts and minds of South Africans at the polls than ever before. Firstly, this was  supposedly underpinned by the fact the born-frees – whoever that is –...

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VIP stories of the year: the elections aftermath

by: Lee Molefi - 23 December 2014

VIP stories of the year: the elections aftermath

On May 8 2014, we published an article titled #Elections2014: What We’ve Learnt. Yeah. We’d seen a whole lot. The thrills and spills of election season had us out of breath, in a tizz and trying hard to re-establish some sense of normalcy. At the heart of this was the realisation that we were now...

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