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Youth unemployment in Eldos: where are the opportunities?

by: Sarah Evans - 30 June 2017

Youth unemployment in Eldos: where are the opportunities?

Eldorado Park exploded in May this year. Residents protested over a lack of jobs and housing in the area. Their familiar complaint was: the youth in Eldos are involved in drugs and crime because of a lack of job opportunities. According to Statistics SA, in Eldorado Park, only 40% of residents are employed. Poverty is rife,...

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The youth are our future, but how are we helping them?

by: Live Staff - 21 June 2017

The youth are our future, but how are we helping them?

To a large extent, South Africa has been built on the backs of the youth, from the 1960 Sharpeville massacre and the 1976 riots to the more recent #FeesMustFall movement. Young people have often put their bodies on the line to fight for basic human rights. Every year, when Youth Month comes around, we hear...

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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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(Video) “Mental illness doesn’t have a colour, it doesn’t have a face.”

by: Sheilan Clarke - 14 June 2017

(Video) “Mental illness doesn’t have a colour, it doesn’t have a face.”

Mental health needs to be de-stigmatised. Last week we introduced you to Thabiso Mailula who spoke about his work as Senior Psychological Facilitator at the Talisman Foundation. (You can watch the video here.) As part of us exploring this often taboo subject, we spoke to Tasneem Motara. She’s an up-and-coming young politician and Member of the National Council...

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(Video) How do you know when you have a mental health condition?

by: Sheilan Clarke - 6 June 2017

(Video) How do you know when you have a mental health condition?

Would you know if you were suffering from a mental illness and where you could access mental health care? Many of us are or have been affected by mental health in one way or another. We spoke to Thabiso Mailula, a Senior Psychological Facilitator at a psycho-social rehabilitation centre called Talisman Foundation. He works with...

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Being an unemployed graduate helped me find my love for community activism

by: Rammolotsi Sothoane - 8 May 2017

Being an unemployed graduate helped me find my love for community activism

When I graduated in 2012 with a B.A. degree in international relations and diplomacy from the University of the Free State, I really thought the world would open up for me. Having grown up poor in Kroonstad in the Free State, where there were too few jobs for young people, my family and I believed...

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What is “junk status”, and why should you care?

by: Live Staff - 4 April 2017

What is “junk status”, and why should you care?

By now, you should know that South Africa has been downgraded to junk status after an emergency S&P (Standard & Poor’s) meeting over the weekend, thanks to President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle. You know it’s not a good thing. But what exactly does it mean? And does it only affect rich people? Should you really...

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Here’s why your social media check-ins are such a bad idea

by: Neo Maditla - 15 March 2017

Here’s why your social media check-ins are such a bad idea

 You know that feeling. That mild panic you get when you log onto Facebook, and see that you have dozens of notifications. If you’re anything like me, that panic soon turns to annoyance when it turns out that this is a result of someone having tagged you while checking into a place. Worse still, if...

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Meet the young woman lobbying for a second police station in SA’s murder capital, Nyanga

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 14 March 2017

Meet the young woman lobbying for a second police station in SA’s murder capital, Nyanga

“I’m not an activist,” says the soft-spoken Nelisa Ngqulana, as she sits on the couch of her living room in Fish Hoek. “I think of it as, if there’s an issue, I respond as an active citizen.” She may not consider herself an activist but her petition for a second police station in South Africa’s...

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Cape Town activist on how young people can hold the government accountable on the issue of sanitation

by: Ziyanda Stuurman - 9 March 2017

Cape Town activist on how young people can hold the government accountable on the issue of sanitation

Wiseman Mpepo is a young activist from Monwabisi Park in Khayelitsha. He works with the Social Justice Coalition to keep the City of Cape Town accountable. In this video, he explains to us why the issue of access to proper sanitation is so important to him and his community. RELATED: Young photographer’s hard-hitting exposé on Cape...

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