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Where art thou youths?

In his teachings on nationalism, University of Johannesburg’s Prof Mcebisi Ndletyana refers to a Polish leader who felt that the people of Poland needed to be taught to be Polish. Meaning that they were not, according to him, behaving like Polish nationals were supposed to. In this regard, as Norman Davies once wrote, Polish nationalis...

By Mpho Tsedu 7 days ago

South African universities need to know why students’ suicide risk is so high

An estimated 800,000 people die by suicide globally each year. It’s the second most common cause of death in people aged 15 to 29. University students around the globe are more at risk of suicidal behaviour than the general population. It’s important to understand the reasons so that effective interventions can be planned to prevent su...

By Jason Bantjes 7 days ago

Hope Healed My Trigger

It was just this week that I felt triggered by the horrific stories that had emerged on the news about multiple women who had been raped and murdered and fellow Africans that had been brutally murdered because they weren’t citizens. If I am being completely honest, I still feel the chill in the air on this clear day just thinking about...

By Zizipho Ndevu about 1 year ago

Forget the Boogeyman, the Face of Gender-Based Violence Is A Familiar Face in Your Church, Office, School and Bed!

It has been a minute since I last wrote an opinion piece. Until the events of the past two weeks, I have not had the strength or mental resolve to speak to the matters that are impacting South Africa and the greater continent. However, like all of you, I too have seen the worrying stories of kidnaping, rape and murder exerted against c...

By Musa Mdunge about 1 year ago

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