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Young Female Rappers Getting their Spotlight

Lately there has been a shortage of female rappers worldwide, well some might argue but in Africa that is a debatable issue.The likes of Jean Grae, born in South Africa but later moving to New York, was it because of lack of competition? The 1990s have produced the best so far in the female category, the likes of Missy Elliot and Queen Latifah. In the Hip Hop fraternity it is hard to breakthrough and be noticed all in all regardless of your gender but news is the Hip Hop indu... Read more »
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By Brent Robyn Smith On Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Did King Zwelithini’s Controversial Comments Lead to Increased Xenophobic Attacks?

Following the controversial comments by King Goodwill Zwelithini about foreigners in South Africa, we have seen a massive increase in xenophobic violence in some parts of the country. The Zulu King was reported... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Spate Of Mall Robberies: Is Enough Being Done?

There has been a spate of robberies in Gauteng in the last month that has left shoppers and residents all worried about their shopping experiences and safety in shopping malls. The latest was a mini cash heist ... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Monday, August 11th, 2014

What are we Doing to Our Children?

In a month when South Africa commemorates the influence and sacrifices that women make, pain and heartbreak are the biggest presents that the country is giving them. In a space of less than a month, no less tha... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Lwandle Evictions: Inquiry, What Inquiry!

On Thursday, Human Settlements Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu announced names of members of a ministerial inquiry into the evictions of informal dwellers from Sanral owned land. This follows a long standing wrangle o... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Monday, March 31st, 2014

Zuma Speaks for the First Time About Nkandla

The ANC NEC has come out in support of its leader, saying President was still ‘the face of ANC’. This is what the Secretary General of the ruling party said in response to questions by members of th... Read more »
By Helen Zille On Monday, March 17th, 2014

The Revenge of a “Worst Order” Racist

It is intriguing — and difficult — to predict which issues will seize the media’s imagination. It is often even more surprising to see which issues are neglected or ignored. Two weeks ago — ... Read more »
By PAW On Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Political Parties Target Mining Community of Marikana

Barely four months after Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters painted the town of Marikana red, the African National Congress decided to do the same with its own colours. In October 2013, the EFF took a ... Read more »
By Fredrick Nwabufo On Monday, February 3rd, 2014

In the hands of the Nigeria police

It was a sweepingly wet evening at Adebayo road in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State. The rain had pulled dark clouds down in torrents of piercing water. It was customary of the rain to be violent at this time of year. It... Read more »
By Sinethemba Mandyoli On Friday, January 17th, 2014

Boxing’s Hope Floyd Mayweather Too Busy to Revive South African Boxing

In the past few weeks the South African Boxing fraternity was excited about the visit of no. 1 Pound for Pound boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. The visit was supposed to be a gesture of goodwill to help sa... Read more »