The Day Zero warning in 1972 that fell on deaf ears.

When the most recent drought to hit Cape Town threatened to leave many of the city’s residents without running water late last year, Dr. Solly Lison went in search of the manuscript his late...
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What’s the deal with Freedom Day?

On the 27th of April, South Africa celebrates Freedom Day. For many, this public holiday is celebrated as being just that - a welcomed day off from work. Others recognise it as an important...

Safety concerns curb female ride-hailing app drivers

Ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Taxify have become a new age necessity and are allowing more women in South Africa entry to a traditionally male-dominated industry — but cases of harassment have hampered...

Hundreds gather in Cape Town to end violent conflicts

Though there is no major war in South Africa, like those seen in the Middle East, violence kills people daily and it is effectively a country at war. This was the message Mzwakhe Nqavashe, chairperson...
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Africa has a mixed record of holding corrupt leaders to account

Artwork by Shinji Ákhirah While it remains unclear when National Prosecuting Authority head Shaun Abrahams will announce his decision on former president Jacob Zuma’s charges, those hoping for them to be reinstated may draw some comfort...
Cape hotel’s desalination plant

Cape hotel’s desalination plant brings relief from dire drought

A little boy was on the beach preparing to build a castle. He dug deep enough to encounter water below. This water, however, posed a threat to his potential masterpiece. So he stuck a...
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32 million women and children spend International Women’s Day displaced by violent conflicts

In a world overcome with war, where only 12 countries are described as having high levels of peace, women and children suffer most. In the last 20 years the number of people forcibly displaced globally,...

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