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Summiting Table Mountain for Sunrise

Summiting Table Mountain for Sunrise

Carter Havey and a few other volunteers summitted Table Mountain in the dark for a chance to catch sunrise from one of the natural wonders of the world…

Travel

Low Budget Travel Tips

Low Budget Travel Tips

Have you ever thought to yourself: ‘Travelling is too expensive. How do I find the money to do it?’ With a few tips and tricks, it is possible to save up enough for a low-budget trip.

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A Walking Tour of Bo-Kaap in Cape Town

A Walking Tour of Bo-Kaap in Cape Town

When exploring Cape Town’s City Centre, if you head towards Signal Hill, you will discover a unique little neighbourhood, full of colourful houses all in a row. Go on journey to Bo Kaap with Yuri Okubo…

Arts & Culture Education Reviews

TEDxCapeTown: Pause and Effect

TEDxCapeTown: Pause and Effect

When I walked through the front doors of the TEDx Cape Town venue at 9:00am, it was already bursting with people. The theme of the conference, Pause and Effect, was clearly displayed and volunteers were handing out lanyards so attendees could write their name and a ‘conversation starter’.

Education Special Feature

The Impact of Language Policy in South Africa

The Impact of Language Policy in South Africa

An inclusive and dynamic language policy plays an important role in South Africa’s mission to embrace linguistic and cultural diversity. Within the education system, the nation has developed goals for multilingualism. However, this can be especially challenging to implement in a country like South Africa, where –since 1994 – there are 11 official languages.

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Overcoming the Challenges Facing South Africa’s Youth

Overcoming the Challenges Facing South Africa’s Youth

Over two decades after South Africa’s first democratic election, the realities facing young people remain as troubling as ever due to issues such as crime, poverty, unequal educational opportunities, unemployment and drug abuse. While the country’s annual Youth Day on 16 June commemorates the anniversary of the 1976 Soweto Uprising, the struggle for a better quality of life for the country’s youth continues – over 40 years later.

Human Rights

Hot The Problem of Xenophobia in South Africa

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This year marks the tenth anniversary since floods of xenophobic violence swept across the country in 2008. But even recently more people were killed in Johannesburg after angry protestors looted and destroyed foreign-owned shops – bringing conversations around the treatment of foreigners back to the fore.

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The Centenary of a Legend: Honouring Nelson Mandela

The Centenary of a Legend: Honouring Nelson Mandela

‘A winner is a dreamer, who never gives up.’ – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela former president of South Africa. On 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, former American president Barack Obama reminisced about how peacefully Mandela guided his nation through negotiation and reconciliation and how his generous attitude towards his former enemies saved the country from more violence and war.

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SANCCOB Celebrates Its 50-Year Anniversary

SANCCOB Celebrates Its 50-Year Anniversary

It is a good time to be a patient at SANCCOB (Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Local Birds) hospital, located in Table View. Along with the celebration of their 50th anniversary, SANCCOB also unveiled the new additions to its seabird hospital on 14 November…

Environment Health

You’re Eating Microplastics in Ways You Don’t Even Realise

You’re Eating Microplastics in Ways You Don’t Even Realise

We’re increasingly aware of how plastic is polluting our environment. Microplastics are filling the seas and working their way into the creatures that live in them, the food chain and, ultimately, our bodies.

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History

Hot Rising From The Wounds Of Apartheid

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Learn how a free walking tour in Cape Town can teach you about the liberation of South Africa from Apartheid, along with some interesting stories from this period of institutionalised racial segregation…

Arts & Culture History

The Evolution of South African Jazz

The Evolution of South African Jazz

Many different elements have influenced the evolution and development of South African jazz, the most conspicuous and significant being the rich cultural diversity of the country’s inhabitants and the influence of the African-American culture. South African jazz is dynamic and it has always been evolving, creating an exceptional musical mélange.

 

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