features 15.4.2017 07:13 am

Why Joburg’s bicycle lanes have no bicycles in them

A lot of money was spent to create a haphazard network few people are using.

When you think of the world’s bicycle-friendly cities, Johannesburg probably doesn’t feature. That’s not for lack of trying. Over the past few years bicycle lanes have been built in various parts of South Africa’s most populous city.

Why Joburg’s bicycle lanes have no bicycles in them
Why Joburg’s bicycle lanes have no bicycles in them

Why Joburg’s bicycle lanes have no bicycles in them

A lot of money was spent to create a haphazard network few people are using.

Craig Williamson: the spy who came in for apartheid
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Craig Williamson: the spy who came in for apartheid

Notorious apartheid spy Craig Williamson’s sole interest was in reproducing what he regarded as his birthright – wealth and racial privilege.
Why opposition parties in Africa struggle to win power
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Why opposition parties in Africa struggle to win power

There’s a big reason southern African states aren’t more politically competitive.
How to create your favourite black person in 3 easy steps
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How to create your favourite black person in 3 easy steps

For people who are white and very frustrated with real black people.
Eight SA politicians with baby mamas
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Eight SA politicians with baby mamas

Most politicians in SA (like the voting system of one man, one vote) have a one man, one mama policy. But these guys colour outside the nuclear-family lines.
The day I saw a blackface Dutchman scare a white child
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The day I saw a blackface Dutchman scare a white child

Before you complain that South Africa might be the most racist place on Earth … remember our European friends this Xmas.
How the world’s most masterful sex workers negotiate rates
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How the world’s most masterful sex workers negotiate rates

One ‘contractor’ sets herself a goal of making the equivalent of R700k over a three-week period. It’s all about the art of the deal.
Is Malema on sangoma power, or is it just pure genius?
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Is Malema on sangoma power, or is it just pure genius?

Depending on who you ask, Malema’s apparent political invincibility is not down to causes purely of this earth.
The whites who ‘bombed’ the apartheid government
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The whites who ‘bombed’ the apartheid government

SPECIAL FEATURE: The apartheid regime never suspected the pamphlet bombings could be led by young Britons – as their whiteness made them ‘invisible’.
Things you did not know about Solly Msimanga
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Things you did not know about Solly Msimanga

He used to play cricket, was captain of his school debate team, sang in the church choir and was part of youth structure in the community and at church.
Moseneke on what it takes to be a judge
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Moseneke on what it takes to be a judge

‘You must be prepared to work late, long days and nights. You must know the law or at least where to find it,’ he says.
Zimbabweans left stranded by their empty banks
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Zimbabweans left stranded by their empty banks

Depositors with indigenous banks in Zimbabwe are spending nights in bank queues as the cash crisis in the country deepens.

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