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It Gets Better campaign hopes to bring positive message to Cape Town’s gay youthOpinion 2011-11-29
It Gets Better is an internet-based project in response to the suicides of teenagers who were bullied because they were gay or because their peers suspected that they were gay. Its goal is to prevent suicide among LGBT youth by having gay adults convey the ...
Victims and victors: winners and losers in a post-apartheid arts dispensationAcademic research 2011-11-29
Is Limpopo sucking the hind teat of arts funding in South Africa today? According to the NAC’s 2010 annual report, out of a total of 615 funded applications, Limpopo had only 33. Or maybe it was Mpumalanga with 16 projects. Or the Northern Cape, with ...
Stolen rivers2011-11-24 We Africans came to Berlin to sing
and recite poetry. We had an agenda:
Book snaps for Christmas Shopping2011-11-24 A pile of books landed on my desk recently which would fall into the category of good reads and great Christmas presents. I’ve done a quick snapshot of each one to whet your appetite for the Christmas shopping season.
Resident Alien told you so2011-11-24
Legal opinion relating to the passing of the protection of state information bill2011-11-23 This new controversial law has been proposed in order to protect the state against "espionage" and guard "national interests", but among other things it will have the effect of being able to gag the media.
Passing on the TorchOpinion 2011-11-23
It is very close to the end of another year, and the time has come again for me to reflect on the past, to take stock ...
Frankie Murrey on the new library at Matthew Goniwe Memorial High School2011-11-23 Hi Frankie. I want to start by congratulating you, both on the success of the Open Book Festival and on the great work you are doing at Matthew Goniwe Memorial High School (MGMH). How did Open Book's involvement at MGMH come about?
Nothing but David Kramer, an interview2011-11-23 The name David Kramer is as well-known as Sunlight liquid – people use this name all the time. But do we really know this man behind the familiar bike and the red shoes? The book David Kramer: A Biography has just been launched in Cape Town.
The Exploding Trousers – Part IV2011-11-23 Preparations for shooting the climactic scene of the film had been continuing since dawn. The set had been built in the barn of an abandoned farmhouse not far, Hilton guessed, from the majestic ruins of Great Zimbabwe. A small town of trailers and
Priti Devi, Vice-President of the Creative World, talks to Naomi Meyer about the Freedom to Create Festival2011-11-22 The Freedom to Create came to Cape Town this year, celebrating all the world’s freedom to be creative.
Mr Gay South Africa finalist reaches out to people living with HIVAcademic research 2011-11-21 Mr. Gay South Africa finalist Charlie Jacobs has chosen OUT, the Pretoria-based Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) health and well-being NGO, as the charity he'll be supporting during the competition. The thirty-year-old Jacobs, a sales and event decor executive and post-graduate social psychology student from Randburg, says that he selected OUT because the organisation's […]
Lessons in loveOpinion 2011-11-17
I love you ... The words are cheap and easily said these days, aren't they? I love you ... They can buy you happiness, trust, romance, company, wealth – anything your heart desires – if you use them well. Depending on your skill, and the extent of your ...