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[Video] “In Ocean View, we are too far away from mental health facilities”

by: Live Staff - 10 May 2017

[Video] “In Ocean View, we are too far away from mental health facilities”

According to community worker Sharon Brink, there is a big mental health problem in Ocean View, Cape Town, owing to the abuse of drugs and alcohol which is prevalent in the area. “And when it comes to the mental health facilities, we are so far,” she says. Johann Kikillus a director of the NGO Soteria...

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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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Malaika Wa Azania: What I wish I knew before becoming a published author at 22

by: Malaika Wa Azania - 4 May 2017

Malaika Wa Azania: What I wish I knew before becoming a published author at 22

When I was a child, I would read any book  I could get my hands on. As I grew older, I realised that there was something not quite right about those books – something about how I could never find people like myself, my family or the people in my neighbourhood, in them. The people...

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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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Twitter grills Helen Zille for her controversial colonialism tweet

by: Mihlali Ntsabo - 16 March 2017

Twitter grills Helen Zille for her controversial colonialism tweet

This morning, Helen Zille tweeted that colonialism was not that negative, because we have benefited greatly from it. SMH For those claiming legacy of colonialism was ONLY negative, think of our independent judiciary, transport infrastructure, piped water etc. — Helen Zille (@helenzille) March 16, 2017 Would we have had a transition into specialised health care...

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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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5 things to expect from #Budget2017

by: Ziyanda Stuurman - 20 February 2017

5 things to expect from #Budget2017

It’s almost annual Budget Speech time, meaning that numbers, indexes and percentage points are going to fly all over our TV screens, newspapers and social media feeds for the next few days. To help you brace yourself for how this year’s budget is going to affect you as a young person, we’ve put together this...

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8 programmes to consider if you want to study further but can’t afford university

by: Ziyanda Stuurman - 27 January 2017

8 programmes to consider if you want to study further but can’t afford university

Not everyone who has finished matric can afford to study further. But we’ve got you covered. Below are seven programmes that will help you jumpstart your career. 1. ABSA’s Ready to Work programme This programme’s main aim is to help young people, between 18 and 24, be more employable or start their own businesses. The...

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