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White paper highlights Gigaba’s antipoor and anti-African approach


One of the most controversial aspects of the white paper is the plan to establish asylum-seeker processing centres. These centres will be used for the detention of asylum seekers while their applications are being processed. The use of blanket detention of migrants as the primary way of managing migration is problematic in that it amounts to the criminalisation of the poor.

The proposals in the white paper that deal with the asylum system are regressive and likely to be in breach of the Constitution. As Lawyers for Human Rights has pointed out, the blanket detention provision is an “inherent violation of the right to human dignity” that will fail to “meet the requirements of proportionality under the limitations clause under section 36 of the…

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Paper not plastic: Alternative straws you can use


Marriott is joining other companies such as Starbucks, McDonald’s, United Airlines, Royal Caribbean, Ikea in either partial or total bans on plastic straws. (Source: pixabay)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Plastic straws appear to be on the way out. Marriott International is the latest company to announce an eventual ban.

The company plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year. Marriott joins other companies such as Starbucks, McDonald’s, United Airlines, Royal Caribbean, Ikea in either partial or total bans on plastic straws.

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So what to do? Alternatives are out there.

Paper straws are an option, but some people don’t like the texture or taste. They…

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Paper focuses on African-American neighborhoods in Virginia Beach


The history of Princess Anne County extends back for more than 400 years, but for African-American residents whose ancestors have been here for much of that time it’s a challenge to find inclusion for themselves anywhere in those centuries of history.

In an effort to begin that inclusion, two Virginia Beach historians have completed a paper that will help to fill in at least some of the obscurity surrounding the lives of Princess Anne County’s and Virginia Beach’s black residents.

The authors of the research paper entitled “History of African-American Communities in Princess Anne County/Virginia Beach,”  Joanne Lucas, a retired American history teacher, and Edna Hawkins-Hendrix, a Virginia Beach historian and author, have known each other for years. The two were in complete…

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African authors in Kwanini, Brittle Paper, Saraba, Johannesburg Review of Books find space online — Quartz


In his now iconic satirical essay How to write about Africa Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina skewers every literary stereotype about the continent. His recipe for writing the African story—an orange sunset, noble animals Aids and a dash of Joseph Conrad—is hilarious until the realization that it is all too true of fiction and non-fiction about Africa.

Wainaina published that essay in the literary magazine Granta in 2006, as well as one of the first African journals challenging the very narrative Wainaina skewers. In the last few years, literary journals have sprung up all over the continent. Spurred by increasing internet access, online journals are creating a platform for short fiction, essays and poetry by African writers.

Many of the journals have also created a supportive network…

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