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52 days ago
When a ‘radiological hotspot’ is your home
When a ‘radiological hotspot’ is your home
The Star

"I need to leave this place for the sake of my children's health. It's a disaster," says Thandeka Mkhehlane, a resident of Tudor Shaft.

52 days ago
Truth of the dust that brings death
Truth of the dust that brings death
The Star

A new report details how SA has failed to meet its human rights obligations concerning gold mining. Researcher Bonnie Docherty spoke to Sheree Bega.

53 days ago
Students need to go back to class
Students need to go back to class
The Star

Everybody, including Zuma and the cabinet, need to work together to avoid throwing the baby out with the bathwater, writes Ray McCauley.

54 days ago
Helen Zille kisses and tells
Helen Zille kisses and tells
The Star

In this extract from her book Not Without A Fight, Helen Zille tells what happened after her unforgettable kiss with Mamphela Ramphele.

58 days ago
Shannon Ebrahim: Mexico brings its secrets to SA
Shannon Ebrahim: Mexico brings its secrets to SA
The Star

Mexico's starch retains essential nutrients and protein that is much healthier than our maize, writes Shannon Ebrahim.

11 days ago
'Post-truth' is 2016 word of the year
'Post-truth' is 2016 word of the year
The Star

The international word of the year is meant to capture the "ethos, mood or preoccupations of that particular year", writes Amy Wang.

30 September 2016, 11:54am
Shannon Ebrahim: Leading light in Islamic democracy
Shannon Ebrahim: Leading light in Islamic democracy
The Star

Tunisia's Ennahda party has provided all the essential lessons in making Islam compatible with inclusive democracy, writes Shannon Ebrahim.

29 September 2016, 5:03pm
An education is worth exactly what you pay for it
An education is worth exactly what you pay for it
The Star

Sabina Essa put herself through law school at Wits, eschewing financial aid in favour of a fulltime job, but writes that the sacrifice was worthwhile.

29 September 2016, 08:58am
SA Olympian sets sail to break Israel's blockade
SA Olympian sets sail to break Israel's blockade
The Star

The Women's Boat to Gaza is a symbolic act of hope. It's also a dangerous mission, writes South Africa's participant, Leigh-Ann Naidoo.