Mine Dust and Health Network Project seeks to tackle the long-term health and environmental problems caused by mine grime.
Community health care workers face the odds in a bid to arrest the spread of coronavirus.
Defeated protagonist in Bapedi kingship battle announces bid to crown own king as ANC and traditional leaders’ bodies express support for rival writes Lucas Ledwaba.
Walk down memory lane with freedom fighter, Ronnie Kasrils, as he transformed from a white youngster into a lifelong revolutionary.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to recognise Thulare Victor Thulare III as Bapedi Marota king may not bring an end to hostilities writes Lucas Ledwaba.
Local government’s inconsistency in provision of basic services on rural privately-owned properties is unconstitutional.
Rural folk make a living and travellers quench thirst during season of plenty.
At a time when newspapers are battling to survive due to dwindling sales and revenue – one man is determined to keep his publication going despite the odds as part of his mission to keep his mother tongue alive.
Journalist Lerato Mogoatlhe gave up her day job to pursue her dream of sojourning around west Africa. She had planned to do it for three months, but it turned out to be an extended trip of five years! Mukurukuru Media shares a snippet of her journey from her book Vagabond: Wandering through Africa on faith.
Many people who committed atrocities during the apartheid have yet to face justice and remain, to this day, scot-free.
In this poignant book, author Botlhale Tema reflects on her fascinating past, growing up in Welgeval. Her poetic language paints a picture we all want and need to see.
The core of their battle is to reclaim their identity, land, and language.
A rural community at odds with mining giant for over a decade finally moves in ground-breaking deal.
Visual artist Chepape Makgato recently launched an exhibition honouring literary icon Prof E’skia Mphahlele. The exhibition is currently on at the Polokwane Art Museum in Limpopo is a collaboration with another giant of the arts, Prof Zakes Mda.
Lucas Ledwaba learns the secrets of elephants and suddenly finds himself within trampling range of one of these tuskers.
In search of ruins, Lucas Ledwaba is bowled over by the beauty of baobabs and rugged landscape of the northern Kruger National Park.
In this book extract former Umkhonto we Sizwe operative Hassen Ebrahim looks back on his life in the ANC underground in exile and inside SA.
The promise of benefiting from the mineral wealth beneath the soil of their land remains a dangerous toil of dicing with death for Limpopo’s zama zamas… Lucas Ledwaba documented their daily toil
In the first of three instalments from the book Lest we Forget, the late freedom fighter Philip Kgosana details his dramatic escape into exile after leading the anti-pass campaign in 1960.
The project was also aimed at providing much-needed economic relief to the orphaned, widowed and child-headed households whose land was to be leased for the programme.
The Peace Table Grapes co-operative in Moganyaka village near Marble Hall is making its mark in a tough sector, farming table grapes which they export to markets in Europe, a fresh produce market in Tshwane and retail stores. Table grapes […]
Ernest Ngwenya’s home of over 40 years may soon be reduced to rubble. Already it’s surrounded by rubble from the Ikwezi Mine in Kliprand, a rural settlement near Danhausser in KwaZulu-Natal.
The Mavungeni land-use strategy could prevent some challenges that Communal Property Association (CPAs) are faced with, writes Molatelo Mohale, a programme officer at the Nkuzi Development Association.
Healer on a mission to preserve ways of traditional African religion in an when foreign influences
continue to encourage the spurning of the old ways
The scramble for minerals in rural areas is transforming communities that once lived on subsistence farming into messy dumps grappling with pollution of water sources and destruction of grazing and ploughing lands.
In 2013, historian Jan-Ad Stemmet opened a box at the Archivefor Contemporary Affairs at the University of the Free State andrealised he’d found a collection of documents that would rewrite thestory of Nelson Mandela’s release.It contained a vast set of […]
Photojournalist Tshepiso Mabula ka Ndongeni recently exhibited a body of work on SA’s deplorable history of mining. Otata bafel’ emigodhini in isiXhosa means Our fathers died inthe pits. This body of work examines the brutal effects of coal mining on […]
Ruling party is perpetual target in corruption reports but journalists fail to disclose accomplices writes Fati Moalusi The media, to be precise mainstream media is hell bent on destroying the ANC. Breaking news is either ANC or ANC related, investigative […]
Mifhululu is the magical call of Africa, a haunting melody that resonates in the great hills and gorges of the continent. It’s a trademark call to celebrate great milestones, births, weddings, ceremonies of thanksgiving for a good harvest, good rains […]
Lucas Ledwaba The printing presses are increasingly grinding to an eerie halt the world over. And indications are that this spine-chilling trend will continue for the foreseeable future as the world reels from the consequences of the novel corona virus […]
Despite the existence of legislation regulating and precluding illegal evictions millions of poor living in rural areas and informal settlements continue to be ejected from their dwellings daily. Molatelo Mohale argues the state can do more to stop this In […]
Inspired by smokey images of jazz artists as a youth Buyaphi Mdlele chose photography as his path but resisted the temptation of joining the big time and took a different path instead Tshepiso Mabula ka Ndongeni As the sun sets […]
As life slowly returns to normal after the easing of covid-19 regulations patrons and travellers have started visiting restaurants and other places of entertainment under strict restrictions. The United Nations World Tourism Organisation has revealed that the tourism, hospitality and […]
The Zimbabwean president’s decision to pay white farmers who were displaced during the country’s land reform programme is tantamount to betrayal and poses serious questions to South Africa’s land question writes Fati Moalusi December 21st 1979 when news of the […]
Villages that rely on jobs from international tourists that visit luxury lodges on their doorstep feel the impact of the international travel ban due to the outbreak of covid-19