Knowledge. The final frontier

Some suggest that unemployment rates are high because of laziness or a dependency effect created by social grants, but numerous studies have failed to find empirical support for these claims. The one drum of this kind that continues to be beaten is the claim that...
BLACK NOISE

BLACK NOISE

Black Noise is a new column that features young black writers dedicated to critiquing and undermining racism, sexism and economic exploitation in South Africa and beyond. I can’t even imagine the terror Anene must have felt on that construction site. The details...

Solving gangs one life at a time

Before we send the army in to ‘solve’ the crime problem in Cape Town’s troubled townships or appease politicians and nervous shop owners with a police crackdown, we need to remember that we’re targeting a city’s adolescents, who have...