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Lenasia’s first ever MTB race – #Riding4SAeducation 2018

9 January 2017 It just gets better and more exciting as we prepare to host the first ever mountain bike race in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg as part of the #Riding4SAeducation campaign. The MTB race and Farm Market will mark the culmination of the #Riding4SAeducation effort that will see enthusiastic and novice riders from several charities […]

#Riding4SAeducation 2018!!!

The #Riding4SAeducation 2018 campaign is once again about to hit the roads of South Africa, drumming up awareness and support for learners in the country suffering from a lack of resources. By empowering and educating our children in these early and vulnerable years of their life, we can together leave a lasting and sustainable contribution […]

Part 7 – The Rohingya Diary with Yvonne Ridley

 Part 7 – Make 2018 count By Yvonne Ridley I am home now from Cox’s Bizar and appreciate my surrounds like never before. I am sitting here in the secure knowledge that no one is going to threaten or drive me and my family from our home. It makes me feel warm and safe but it […]

Atteridgeville school gets PC lab – Salaamedia #Riding4SAeducation

The Bud Mbelle Primary is nestled deep within the Atteridgeville Township, west of Pretoria. The Salaamedia #Riding4SAeducation visited the school while passing along during our 3000km bicycle journey in February 2017. Like so many South African schools, the institution has been suffering from a lack of infrastructure and equipment. There was no photocopy machine and […]

It’s been decades of genocide Aung San

20 September 2017 | Words and images: Azhar Vadi | Cox’s Bazaar Featured image: A mother hold her one day old baby born at a refugee camp. She has 5 other children The rain has been falling incessantly in Cox’s Bazaar region and the Rohingya living in makeshift refugee camps on the border between Myanmar […]

120km #Walk4Somalia

31 August 2017 On 3 September 2017, the Salaamedia and Salaam Foundation team will departing on an epic walk from Roshnee in the south of Gauteng, South Africa, to the Laudium in the north covering a distance of 120km. The idea is to draw attention to the great efforts by Somali families, men, women and […]

Book Review – Change: Organising Tomorrow, Today

By: Nadia Sigaba Jay Naidoo, Penguin Books, 2017, 277 pages, R206.00, ISBN 978 1 77609 180 5 (Print) In this interesting book, Jay Naidoo reflects on his historical journey as an activist fighting for political and social change in South Africa and takes stock of the degree of change in South Africa for which they […]

What simmers behind the Saud family veil

Shaakira Ahmed | Image: CNN | 11 July 2017 For those who believe American President Donald Trump to be a conspicuous ‘Islamophobe’ and for others who believe Saudi Arabia to be a ‘Puritan Islamic State’, little could have been more jaw-dropping than the cordial invite to the Land of the Two Holy Mosques extended to […]

300 000 displaced in Marawi, Philippines

Husnaa Bayat | Image: AFP (file) There’s a violent yet silent war ravaging parts of the Philippines at present. Since May this year, hordes of men aligned to ISIS have attacked the town of Marawi, an act that has drawn the Philippines army into battle, supported by the US in a deadly confrontation. Over 300 000 […]

Addicted to porn? There’s help out there

  Nthato Ntsoko | 27 June 2017 The discovery of pornography on the internet is as easy as typing “sex” on any search engine, its accessibility just a click away. Pornography addiction has affected not only adults, but has heavily impacted psychology and behaviour in teenagers too, often eroding harmonious, stable family relationships. Undoubtedly, pornography […]
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