The final verdict date for Pistorius has been set for September 11th, but this is not an article about the murder trial.

On July 28th, Fox News released an article pressing for a new definition of “famine”. Their motivation behind this was that, with the current definition, by the time the famine is declared, it is too late for outside forces to assist in its alleviation.

On Wednesday, August 6th, 11 police officers were killed as a result of two attacks in southern Afghanistan by Afghanistan police who were working with the Taliban. These attacks followed the assassination of an American general by an Afghan soldier on Tuesday, August 5th.

Archbishop Emeritus and social rights activist Desmond Tutu was invited by the Department of Religious Studies to present at a seminar on Religion, Ethics and Human Rights on August 5th, 2014.

The news, summed up.


A decision has been taken to establish an ad-hoc committee to investigate the President's response to the Public Protector's Nkandla report. That report was released five months ago, and the fact that Zuma keeps delaying his response makes it seem like he is just trying to avoid punishment, if his previous actions in this matter haven’t already rung alarm bells.

Over the past few years articles and reports have used an abundance of statistics to inform and justify the argument that graduate unemployment is a rising concern in South Africa. When we delve deeper into this problem, however, we discover that university graduate unemployment stands at only 5%.

Is #PrayForPalestine really going to #SavePalestine?

It is no secret that students undergo enormous stress. If we take into account the pressures from all sources, then the “perfect” student would be an image of someone who gets above-average grades, attends all social events and is an active member of nearly every club and society. But this isn't our reality.

Opinions editor, Parusha Naidoo, thinks that being called a feminist generally sounds like an insult. Read her column here.


Katelyn Mostert visits Butterfly World (just beyond Stellenbosch) and brings back snapshots of an eclectic collection of species.

After visiting at least five local, feel-good food sites, Annie Insam makes a selection of her most highly rated health happy-places.

Our first Afriski morning brought cold, and lots of it.

Scrolling through UCT Ikeys Crushes, you secretly hope (but don’t expect) to find your name at the top of a post, followed by a description of you, or your habits, or your crusher’s desire for you. It would come as quite a surprise to have your name attached to one of the more graphic posts, especially if you aren’t looking but simply get directed there by a friend who finds your name. What happens when you do?

Three local jewellery designers you should know about.


Just two months after winning the Golden Ball at the FIFA World Cup, Lionel Messi is back in the headlines, except this time it’s for all the wrong reasons.

Jonty Smith and Leo Davis, two UCT rowers coached by UCT’s Men’s Rowing Coach Brendan Gliddon, recently competed in the pairs event at the Under 23 World Rowing Championships.

With the Barclay’s Premier League just under a week away, the transfer window remains hot and the fans are gearing up to support their teams with more gusto than ever before.

When we realise the amount of testosterone oozing on that rugby field we can’t help but turn our heads to the direction of the hotness.

Sport things to know now.