Citizen Journalist: chris

About chris

Chris is a 'mature' student from the UK. Fleeing the cold, he came to South Africa in 2009 on a 3 month holiday visa and hasn't been home since. Aside from his studies he works as a freelance journo and is a content editor for UCT's international affairs magazine, The Cape Town Globalist
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FNB AND THE ANC ARE BOTH WIDE OF THE MARK, BUT THE YOUTH ARE ON POINT

It was all a little predictable wasn’t it? Once again, the slightest whiff of implicit criticism proves too close to the bone for the ANC … Read More

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BRIDGE CALLS FOR “COALESCENT” APPROACH TO SOUTH AFRICAN EDUCATION

On Thursday, 11th of October, the education-focussed non-profit organisation Bridge held a rally to bring together a range of innovators in education to discuss the … Read More

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Mayimele Says Time Right for Investing in Young Social Entrepreneurs

27 year old social entrepreneur Amu Mayimele has called for an increased move towards supporting young entrepreneurship in South Africa. Mayimele says that more and … Read More

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Speaking Books Let’s Its Success do the Talking

An innovative joint project between SADAG (South African Depression Group) and American social entrepreneurs Brian Julius and Zane Wilson is helping to combat a range … Read More

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Sweet Potato Joins “Big Push Towards Creativity” in Entrepreneurship

A new range of laptop sleeves made from recycled hessian coffee sacks is raising the bar for sustainable fashion in Cape Town. Launched in August … Read More

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Novelist Jamala Safari Gives a Voice to Congolese Refugees

In August former Congolese refugee Jamala Safari launched his first novel, The Great Agony and Pure Laughter of the Gods, published by Umuzi. Since the … Read More

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Entrepreneurial Postgrads Start a Bamboo Revolution

After setting out with just R50 in their pockets, a group of six UCT postgrads managed to raise R22,000 and successfully launch a new, revolutionary … Read More

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Redespresso increases its footprint

Redespresso is the brainchild of farmer Carl Pretorius who set the wheels in motion in 2005 on his family farm in the Cedarberg area of … Read More

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eLimu to Provide Equal “Funucation” for All

In numerous primary schools across Kenya, eLimu recently rolled out a new, user-friendly and cost-effective 3G tablet complete with an innovative new educational application. Speaking … Read More

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“Saint Bernadette” Offers Home and Hope for Reunited Families

In a quiet and leafy corner of Lekerwater, sitting beside overpopulated Masiphumelele and Ocean View, there is a blue gate with a sign just behind … Read More

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LIVING MATHS LOOKS TO BROADEN THE HORIZONS OF SOUTH AFRICAN EDUCATION

Having already reached over 4,500 students in the Western Cape alone, Living Maths is set to roll out a host of new schemes to change … Read More

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Mandela Day “Inspires Change” in Blikkiesdorp

On an uncharacteristically warm and sunny winter’s morning on the 18th of July, around 300 people gathered at Blikkiesdorp temporary settlement in the Cape Flats … Read More

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Global Soap Project Founder Looks to South Africa to Help Raise the Bar

Ugandan-born social entrepreneur Derreck Kayongo says that “when you’re trying to do something big, you have to start small”. It is fitting then that Kayongo’s … Read More

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Campaigning for Cancer Aims to Open Up Treatment for All

The advocacy organisation Campaigning for Cancer is embarking on a new campaign to publicly document as many cancer patients as possible that are currently being … Read More

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World Design Capital Signed and Sealed

The 29th of June was marked by a historic event, with Cape Town officially unveiled as the World Design Capital for 2014, a first for … Read More

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