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Animal abuse may be a pointer towards gender violence
The link between violence and animal abuse increases when individuals find gratification through violent acts towards animals. 
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Living positively after surviving Covid-19 twice in a year
Megan Smith and her family were among the first 40 cases of Covid-19 in South Africa after returning from a holiday in Europe. Since then her life has changed dramatically.
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Queueing for Christmas – life at Beitbridge border post
As people queue for days to cross the Beitbridge border post, those choosing to use less legal means are proof that where there is a will, there is a way.
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WATCH: Rasta – 20 years in the art scene, and still ‘pushing hard’
Painter is grateful for the social media fame, which has helped him sell more paintings, after at least two decades in the art industry, and he believes the criticism simply motivates him.
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Farm attacks: ‘Not a matter of if, but when you become a victim’
Farmers relay the fear they live in daily, after having survived farm attacks, and while the threats of more attacks are always at the back of their minds.
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‘SA on brink of a catastrophe’, as youngsters fear entering farming profession
Farm attacks and murders are a real threat to food security, as younger people turn away from the way of life because it is too dangerous and traumatic, and though some argue that attacks are race-driven, the fact is that ‘a farmer is a farmer’.
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Rivonia trial: Legal eagles who fought the brave fight

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After defending the Rivonia accused, Arthur Chaskalson went on to help found the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) and became the first president of the Constitutional Court after the advent of democracy.

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How the Rivonia triallists triumphed

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From November 1963 to June 1964, what was then the Supreme Court of South Africa – now part of the High Court in Pretoria – played host to one of the most significant political trials in the country’s history.

Special Feature Chinese migrant self-isolation: fact or fiction?

Do Chinese migrants in Africa really prefer to stick to their own, or is this a myth perpetuated by the those spreading ‘yellow-peril’ propaganda?

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Schools continue to flout the law on religion

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Despite a high court ruling against the practice, parents complain that Christian religious indoctrination remains a problem at schools, with especially Afrikaans schools making themselves guilty of the practice.

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Who watches Big Brother? Joburg’s private surveillance cameras come under fire

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The rollout of a vast network of privately operated surveillance cameras across Johannesburg has prompted a number of investigations.

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WATCH: A safe place to shoot the breeze – and some hoops

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In 2013 co-founders Monwabisi Dlamini and Jacob Tsiane cleaned up a dilapidated basketball facility to create the Soweto Basketball Academy, the leading basketball academy in the country.

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The memory of the Maseru Massacre lives on in this daughter

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Nomabali Mapela was a toddler on the fateful 9 December 1982 – the day South African Defence Force (SADF) soldiers killed 42 people at Ha Thamae village.

Special Feature ‘Popcorn Rooms’: Sex work takes a new shape on social media

Two big trends are currently blurring the line between sex work, pornography and social media. The Citizen spoke to some of those who are involved.

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Not yet guilty, but still imprisoned for years

Crime Not yet guilty, but still imprisoned for years

Like many countries, SA continues to struggle with overpopulated prisons filled with people still awaiting their day in court, often for petty crimes.

Special Feature EXPLAINED | What is the DA’s federal council?

James Selfe has held the position of chairperson for the past 19 years, serving during the leadership tenures of Tony Leon and Helen Zille.

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EXCLUSIVE: Hands off the judiciary says Mogoeng, addressing fake CR17 ‘list’

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The Chief Justice worries Hitler’s propaganda strategy of repeating a lie until it becomes truth is working in modern-day SA.

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EXCLUSIVE: There’s more to me than Nkandla, says Mogoeng

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The chief justice discusses issues such as the spanking ruling, and why he shouldn’t be criticised for ‘getting involved in politics’.

Special Feature Family to get closure as MK vets to be buried 41 years after their death

Forensic examination and DNA tests were conducted to distinguish between the skeletal remains of Vuyani Goniwe and Bheki Cyprian Hlatshwayo.

Special Feature Ladysmith Black Mambazo still going strong 60 years later

‘There are no celebrities in the group. We are just humble human beings,’ says a member.



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