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Gangsterism makes the man in Cape Town

March 4, 2015

By Taylor Rapalyea Staff Writer When Ronel Stevens found out she was pregnant, she prayed for a girl. The 31-year-old was worried that if she had a boy, he would get mixed up in the gangs that rule certain parts of Cape Town, ...

Who are the South African Police?

March 4, 2015

By Taylor Rapalyea Staff Writer Our group was packed into a van, cruising down a highway in Johannesburg, when we heard a brief siren. At first we were confused —we couldn’t crane our necks far enough to spot a police offi...

Nothing for us without us: youth build people power

December 3, 2014

By Ayana Aubourg Contributing Writer A big “X” on the ceiling allows light to enter the Freedom Charter Monument in Kliptown. The “X” represents power to the people, and the cross reflected by its’ light represents peac...

No means no, period

No means no, period

September 30, 2014

A journey into the heart of hardship

September 16, 2014

By Mary Ying Contributing Writer Apartheid, the system of racial domination in South Africa, ended 20 years ago, but the struggle for full equality still continues today for many living in the country’s black townships. Sh...

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