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Colour-co-ordinated laundry hanging out to dry in the background, children play in the parking lot of Cissie Gool House, an unused government hospital in the Woodstock neighbourhood, occupied by 700 evictees from the area since 2017.LERATO MADUN

Citizens’ groups are resisting gentrification, evictions and housing inequality in urban South Africa in a variety of...

Yewande Omotoso ponders how belonging to a city goes beyond the bald fact of living in it.

Illustration by Sarah John

Green medicine: Yewande Omotoso’s apartment is slowly being taken over by plants, much to her delight.

Illustration by Sarah John

Having travelled to the land of her birth as the coronavirus pandemic began to gather pace, Yewande Omotoso...

Illustration by Sarah John

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Yewande Omotoso’s namesake leads her down some unusual pathways.

Illustration by Sarah John

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Yewande Omotoso reflects on why no-nonsense Johannesburg is the place that suits her best.

African National Congress (ANC) election posters are seen on street poles in Alexandra township, in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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Yewande Omotoso moves through the unknowable city, looking and listening.

This year, South Africa marks 25 years since its first democratic elections, which ended white minority rule, made Nelson Mandela president and gave all South Africans equal political rights. Ilvy Njiokiktjien photographs the young South Africans who have known only life in the post-apartheid ‘rainbow nation’.

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This year, South Africa marks 25 years since its first democratic elections. Ilvy Njiokiktjien photographs the young South...

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The powerful shackdweller’s social movement is mobilizing against assassinations in South Africa. Richard ...

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Zuma’s trial is just one symptom of South Africa’s problems, Neil Thompson reports.

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Whatever his shortcomings, Ramaphosa is probably the last chance for the older generation of ANC leadership to make good on...

Liz McDaid and Makoma Lekalakaka in front of the country’s only nuclear power station – Koeberg.

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Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid won the Goldman Environmental Prize for stopping a secret nuclear deal...

‘Zuma must fall’ protesters with a banner depicting Atul Gupta, implicated in recent scandals. Pic: Discott, CC-BY-SA4.0

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How corruption in South Africa continues to cost taxpayers billions of rand, by Neil Thompson.

FeesMustFall: Protesters celebrate the removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes from the University of Cape Town.

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South Africa’s first post-apartheid generation has come of age. And they’re not happy with the way the ANC...

Ras Gareth Prince, the Rastafarian lawyer fighting for Cannabis legalization – cannabis freedom – in South Africa.

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Alice McCool meets the Rastafarian lawyer fighting for cannabis freedom.

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A Norwegian report uncovers harassment and illegal wages on the country's wine farms, Peter Kenworthy writes...

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