Tag: Issue 99

Sam Nzima’s legacy a gift to SA’s black history

1934 – 2018

Nzima was born on August 8, 1934 in Lillydale, on a farm where his father worked in the small village of Bushbuck Ridge, Mpumalanga. He refused to be defined by his circumstances, while attending school he was inspired by his teacher to venture into photography. “I was inspired by our teacher, Ben Mhlongo. He came with a Kodak box camera and started taking pictures at our school. I couldn’t believe it,” Nzima once reminisced during an interview with Azania Mosaka in 2016.

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Why Steyn Must Fall

Colonial statues on post-apartheid campuses

As we move towards the 42nd commemoration of the Soweto Uprisings the current youth of South Africa continue to question their colonial past and what it means to live within a democracy. In this piece, Zekulunge shares the thoughts of student leaders at the University of the Free State on the presence of colonial statues in their spaces.

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Future proofing journalism

The craft of the future is investigative, in-depth and empathetic

What is the role of journalism in the ever changing digital and social media environment? How will the fourth industrial revolution change journalism? And can journalism survive? These are questions raised again and again and while they are not necessarily new to the discourse and debate around journalism as the craft has always evolved and changed with the times, there are turning points in time…

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Clipped wings: SA Express grounded amid serious safety concerns

The airline risks the lives of passengers and the integrity of South African aviation

SA Express was grounded last week amid serious safety concerns. The South African Civil Aviation Authority suspended the airline’s operating permits and it could be months before the airline is operational again. Three passengers who travelled with SA Express earlier this month have called for drastic change.

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We must show pride in Youth Day

Hundreds died on Youth Day, how do we commemorate them?

16 June 1976 changed the course of our history and yet, I see that it is treated by many at my university as just another public holiday, a day for the taverns. What does it mean to get drunk and treat this like just another public holiday? Surely this is not what our freedom is about, and certainly not what the youth of 1976 fought for?

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