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March, 2018

  • 20 March

    R162 million is not enough.

    Family members, Reverend Joseph Maboe (Left) hugs Andrew Peterson in celebration, 19 March 2018, in Parktown, Johannesburg after Former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke ordered that the government pay R1.2 million to effected families. Picture: Alaister Russell/The Sunday Times

    Adam Butler Dikgang Moseneke’s award in the Life Esidimeni arbitration is a recognition of the horror of psychiatric patients in South Africa. But it is not a solution. Any government has the responsibility to protect its people. Year after year, we vote, petition and protest in order to secure this …

December, 2017

  • 22 December

    RUReference List FAQ: Where to start.

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    Adam Butler and Chloé  Osmond Recently, two students at the University Currently Known as Rhodes (UCKAR) were excluded from the university for life for what is being called “conduct beyond lawful boundaries”. It has been a year and a half since the events in question took place. Students who started …

September, 2017

April, 2017

  • 9 April

    Anything ‘Junkier’ Than Status?

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    Leago Mamabolo and Geoffrey Shein South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, can be said to be a man who has weathered many storms- and not the good kind, if storms can be said to be any good. Zuma’s 2006 rape trial recently resurfaced in 2016 under the hashtags #RememberKhwezi and #1in3. …

March, 2017

  • 31 March

    The reshuffling of an already-weak hand of cards.

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    Geoffrey Shein President Jacob Zuma fired Minister Pravin Gordhan last night. Zuma held an emergency meeting at his residential home where he announced the reshuffling of his cabinet along with the ousting of several ministers. This political reshuffling has removed the stalwart guardian of treasury: Pravin Gordhan. Now ex-minister, Pravin …