We ask MP Sello Seitlholo - Why active citizenry in young people?

The focus on young people has gained traction in the mainstream, partly due to the effects of Covid-19 and how it has negatively impacted employment opportunities of young people.

We spoke to another young member of society, and activist in his own right. Member of Parliament Sello Seitlholo talks to ...

Mr Moses Mbatha (EFF)


What is your political background? I joined the struggle at an early age. I was age 10 years old when I first attended a community meeting to discuss a rent and bus boycott in 1980 in the township of Umlazi in the south of Durban. As one of the youngest ...

Infographic: Higher Education Budget Analysis

The Financial Fiscal Commission (FFC) presented an analysis of the of the Department of Higher Education and Training’s 2016/17 budget to the Portfolio Committee on 5 April 2016. They identified the implications of the 0% fee increase for 2016, the the broader issue of free tertiary education and limited state ...

Register to attend: “Let’s Get Free” with Buti Manamela


Where: Livity Africa Office, Unit 1, Stockyard Building, 3 Ravenscraig Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town

When: Thursday, 14 April 2016

Time: 18:00 – 20:00

Attire: Smart casual

It being 40 years since the ‘76 Soweto Uprisings we ask, are we truly free as young South Africans? With unemployment still high and ...

The Week Ahead: All eyes on President Zuma and the EFF

On Thursday, all eyes will be fixated on President Zuma as he delivers the annual State of the Nation Address (SONA).

The speech is due to be delivered at 19:00 before a combined gathering of Parliament, cabinet, the judiciary, heads of chapter 9 institutions, business leaders, trade unions, foreign guests ...

Desperate and divided: South Africa has had enough

By Lizette Lancaster

Increasingly, South Africans from all walks of life are mobilising for change. Many resort to public protest in the hope of galvanising government to improve its performance and do something about unacceptable levels of unemployment and poverty. Last year saw widespread community-level protests, along with large-scale student ...

SONA: Go for the Big Five, President Zuma, you have nothing to lose

By Judith February.

The President should focus on the multi-dimensional nature of South Africa’s crisis: from the economy, to racial polarisation, securitisation of the state, dysfunction and maladministration at local government, the problems are easily identifiable. The SONA should be easy to write. Go for the Big Five, and you’re ...

Review of Parliament 2015

The 2015 parliamentary year will be remembered as one of the most dramatic and eventful. The legislature had a bumper year of court battles, internal squabbles, brinkmanship, attempts to impeach the President, riot police batting with protesters and MPs and strike action. Despite all the sideshows and distractions, Parliament still ...

Infographic: Artisan development

In 2014, the Minister of Higher Education launched 2014-2024 as the decade of the artisan. Increasing the number of artisans produced from 18 000 to 24 000 per annum was identified as a measurable target for the 2014-2019 Medium Term Strategic Framework. Currently South Africa has a shortfall of 40 ...

Ms Tandi Mahambehlala

What is your political background?

From 1988 to 1990 I served as a member of the SRC at Msobomvu High School and was also the ANC Youth League Branch Secretary and a Cape Town Youth Development Council Executive Member from 2000 to 2004. From 2004 to 2008, I served as ...

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