PULLING THE STRINGS: Do good outcomes justify improper means? Desperate to stop a development they deem out of place, some entities are accepting what appears to be free lunch. But how free could this lunch be!
Proper housing can immediately improve the quality of life for millions of people living in shacks like these. Poor people desire reliable, basic services such as water and sanitation, and security and safety for their families.
Apartheid may have ended 23 years ago, but years of forced segregation seems to have boxed our people permanently. Who’s to blame for the persistent slumber?
Like the porridge in Goldilocks famous fable, one hardworking city cop found he couldn’t be ‘too hot’ at his job.
American self-proclaimed pastor Steven Anderson joins an increasing number of western evangelists that are fanning anti-gay sentiments across the world.
Mymoena Scholtz is a beacon of hope for all of us. Her story demonstrates that you don’t need to be in a position of power to start doing something about the overwhelming social and economic injustices in our society.
The conspiracy of silence is deafening, as doctors and donors sidestep ethics in a purported fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone.
The social implications of hooking the homeless on drugs and alcohol are unquantifiable. Once addicted, the habit is expensive and hard to kick. Why have authorities failed to deal decisively with well-known drug dealers?
This outrageously made-up story posted on Facebook by a freelance journalist required more than a quick fix. By nightfall we had a cast: a drug pusher, one alleged victim, two perpetrators and a quack journalist.
For those seeking the exact location of Charles Cornwall, here are the directions. Catch him if you can.
Brutal eviction in Nomzamo: Apparently some residents in the area didn’t fancy ‘undesirables’ as neighbours. But as is the case with similar sagas, the devil is in the detail.
A flawed court order was used to evict shack dwellers on a cold winter day. And when all was done, it appeared like a tropical storm had passed through the area.