Taking News24 comments to reality


When I woke up this morning I had an e-mail from Bizcommunity informing me that the News24 comments section will be closed down this Friday. My first thought was “Thank God!” Then I thought for a second about where all that anger would now be directed. I wondered, and so did one of my friends,…

ENGLISH: Whose twang is it anyway?


Black South African youth – the select few who went to former model c and private schools – stand between a rock and a very hard place. Many of us, either in school or as soon as we enter the working world, discover that we are never going to be viewed through the same lens as…

The Significance of the FIRST Black


I was in grade 9 when I first realised just how much it means for black people to have a representative of our struggle in whatever space we find ourselves. We were sitting in the school hall ready for the announcement to be made. For 102 years Pretoria High School for Girls had stood on…