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Wits at a Standstill!

Wits at a Standstill!

Sandiswe Sondszaba writes an enlightening opinion piece about her experience of the #FeesMustFall movement and what she learnt from Wits being at a standstill as a direct result of protestors.
 
I first heard of the planned protest against the proposed 10.5% increase in tuition on Monday, October 12th. At the time, I thought that the protest would be a minor event …

A One-Sided Story: My Thoughts on the #FeesMustFall Movement

A One-Sided Story: My Thoughts on the #FeesMustFall Movement

Nokuthula Mkwanazi writes an interesting piece on the students’ perspective of the #FeesMustFall movement, whilst still considering other viewpoints in this complex and multifaceted debate.

Every story has two sides. In light of the #FeesMustFall movement, I, as a student, will be shedding light on the student’s side of the story.
As the protests began on campus last week, not only …

Men in Suits

Men in Suits

Jeffrey Motlhamme explains how ‘Men in Suits’ are of much greater threat to those in power than the previously violent and raucous rioting.

Men in suits are are usually sought after as intellectual men who have economic ambitions for their people. They fight an intellectual and economic battle instead of a physical one. They understand that a physical battle is the …

May Nothing Stop You on Your Road to Success

May Nothing Stop You on Your Road to Success

Bongi Sesane explains why exams should not be a stressful time, but rather a reminder that we are moving forward and on to bigger and better things.
 
I believe that everyone of us want to progress in life and we all have great potential to do so. Don’t be fooled by the
fear in your heart; you are honourable even when …

A Young Writer

A Young Writer

Mpimanyeto Mashimbye shares a beautifully-written poem about what it means to be ‘A Young Writer’.

 
As a writer,
A young writer,
I’ve always believed in words.
I’ve believed that as a writer I could put Anything in to words given enough time And freedom to think.
 
As a writer,
A young writer,
I’ve written of all sorts of things.
My beliefs, views and emotions have Littered pages and my thoughts …

To Be Passive, Or Not To Be…? That Is the Question!

To Be Passive, Or Not To Be…? That Is the Question!

Londell Ramalepe encourages us to become more active consumers of media texts so as to understand their intentions and hidden significances more clearly.
 
From our earliest childhoods we transitioned from being completely passive consumers of all media texts, to growing up and being aware of how different aspects of a text and the manner in which it is framed convey …

What Do Our Qualifications Signify?

What Do Our Qualifications Signify?

Bongi Sesane writes an inspirational piece that gets us thinking about the value that our degrees hold and how we can use them for the greater good of society.

When indivudals finally receive their degrees and hold that valuable piece of paper in their hands; they equally possess a lot of different aspirations for their lives and themsleves. For me, acquiring …

My Church

My Church

Sandiswa Sondzaba shares her beautifully written poem about the nature of her beloved church.
My church
Is not some ancient building.
Nor is it a gathering
Of the congregation
Getting high
Off of the buzz
Created
By the rock star
Pastor.
 
My church
Is a fairly modern building;
Minimalistic,
With white walls
Adorned with the portraits
Of the saints
We so often ignore
In real life.
 
My church
Does not worship some
Distant deity.
Instead it worships
Those who are trying to …

Young and Explosive!

Young and Explosive!

Lerato Gcilitshane speaks about the tainted perception of the youth of today and how this group of young individuals are actually not given enough credit where it’s due!
It has been widely spread in our society and in the media at large that the current youth are extremely lazy and are handed everything on a silver platter. They paint the youth …

Zulu Pride

Zulu Pride

Nqubeko Nzimande sheds light over the history of Heritage Day and how it came to be.
Heritage Day is a South African public holiday celebrated on the 24th of September every year. However, this holiday was previously known as ‘Shaka’s Day.’ The aim of this day is to embrace and celebrate diverse cultures and traditions of South Africans. Yet, some minority …

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