Migrant Labour Benefitting In The South African Job Market While Locals Remain Unemployed

Immigrants are benefiting from the slightly recovering job market while natives are not. The unemployment rate in South Africa is very high at around 30 percent, and there is a large pool of unskilled and semi-skilled workers in South Africa. Many employers tend to prefer employing South African citizens over foreigners, and those who do …

Women- Easy Targets For Nightmare Male Neighbour

The increasing violence against women has become a shadow pandemic, which is affecting women at an accelerated pace, globally. In a tenement block in  Austerville Drive; women, as tenants, are bearing the brunt as mothers, wives, partners, sisters, daughters, widows, divorcees, and the many other roles they find themselves in. Further to this, they have …

Patrick Mkhize-Chose To Heal Fractured Communities

The rise of the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) and the formation of South African Students Organisation (SASO) raised the political consciousness of many students while others joined the wave of anti-Apartheid sentiment within the student community. When the language of Afrikaans was made compulsory as a medium of instruction in schools in 1974, black students …

Kairos News Tabloid Volume 13

The Youth Day Uprising And Its Aftermath…BY: LORRAINE RICHARDS Students from numerous Sowetan schools began to protest in the streets of Soweto in response to the introduction of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction in local schools. It is estimated that 20,000 students took part in the protests. They were met with fierce police brutality. …

48 Mercury Crescent In A Precarious Position, While Cries For Intervention Fall On Deaf Ears

Building foundations need to be on stable and strong soils. Because soils range in strength, some soils are able to support a huge structure, while other soils are not able to support even the weight of a human. If the soil under a building is not stable, the foundation of the building could crack, sink, …

Greta Apelgren Eulogises Zindzi Mandela

As the Mandela family mourned the passing of Zindziswa Mandela on Monday 13 July 2020, the Nelson Mandela Foundation revealed that it was also on this day that Nelson Mandela’s son  Thembekile died back in 1969. Zindziswa “Zindzi” Nobutho Mandela was born on 23 December 1960 in Soweto to South African struggle icons Nelson Mandela …

Marcel Andrews-From The Cradle to the Battlefield

When the waves of mass unrest swept through South Africa in the mid-1980s, the ANC interpreted the situation as presenting an opportunity to relaunch the armed struggle. It opted to root MK, its armed wing, firmly among the masses and to build towards an armed uprising. Marcel Andrews, at the age of fourteen was one …

Miss July 2020, Esmeen Usher

Our Miss July is Esmeen Usher, political and social activist, and entrepreneur. She is  the embodiment of Artemis, one of the fiercest, most widely respected Olympian goddesses. She was the goddess of the Moon, but was also known as the goddess of hunting, wilderness, childbirth, virginity, and as a protectress of young girls. In Greek …