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A volunteer participates in a June 29 beach cleanup at Anstey’s Beach in the Durban suburbs. PHOTO: ZACH PODOLNICK 26/THE HAWK

Youth drive cleanup along Durban beach

Anna Kalafatis, Staff Writer July 11, 2024

Durban, South Africa – About 30 volunteers gathered June 29 at Anstey’s Beach for a beach cleanup sponsored by the Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa (WESSA).   Eight-year-old...

Amanda Cokile, Lilita Mkulungu, Sihle Mkulungu and Milisa Kuse (left to right) work on their paintings at a June 29 Cycling Friends Sip & Paint event. PHOTO: SHEKINAH DAVIS, M.A. 24/THE HAWK

Bicycle shop event encourages young people to ‘unplug’

Lilli Dellheim, Special to the Hawk July 10, 2024

Cape Town, South Africa – It’s a Saturday night in late June in Cape Town, and what’s usually a quiet bicycle shop is blasting Amapiano and Afrobeat music, audible from the sidewalk as over 50 participants...

Precious Maleka (left), a social worker at LIV Thokomala, and Khethiwe Mtshali (right), a foster mother, play a game outside the home where Mtshali currently cares for four children. PHOTO: LILLI DELHEIM, M.A. 25/THE HAWK

Foster mother provides forever home to vulnerable children

Hannah Pajtis, Features Editor July 7, 2024

Vosloorus, South Africa – Khethiwe Mtshali’s home looks like any house filled with children: school portraits positioned on counters, My Little Pony toys atop the TV, well-adored teddy bears nestled...

A project is displayed in the alleyway at Mimosa School, where children have been engaged in research and ideas for how to improve the space. PHOTO: ZACH PODOLNICK 26/THE HAWK

Young students tapped for public alleyway project

Maximilian Murphy, Special to the Hawk July 5, 2024

Auckland Park, South Africa – About 25 children and a handful of parents gathered June 11 in the alley at the back of a suburban elementary school for an update on a beautification project the children...

Khalil Ebrahim Saloojee (left) and his father Suliman Saloojee (right), outside their company headquarters in Anchorville, each credits the other with different talents that help make the family business successful. PHOTO: ZACH PODOLNICK 26/THE HAWK

Family clothing business threads perseverance with community care

Shekinah Davis, Special to the Hawk July 4, 2024

Anchorville, South Africa — When the Saloojee family opened their first men’s clothing store in 1972 in the mining town of Westonaria, about 30 miles from Johannesburg, they had to find a white man...

Donning their Durban Sharks kits for the first time following their capping ceremony, the U16 Sharks players hone their skills during a training session. PHOTO: ZACH PODOLNICK 26/THE HAWK

‘There is a future for girls’ rugby’

Maximus Fisher, Sports Writer July 3, 2024

Durban, South Africa – Forty-six athletes took a step towards a better future for women’s rugby June 23 at the Hollywoodbets Kings Park Stadium, home to the Durban Sharks, a professional rugby union...

Mafusi Molefi (left) and Michèle Schiess (right) discuss one of Ma Tigers latest projects: a garden that helps feed children at Mautse Primary School. PHOTO: MAXIMUS FISHER ’25/THE HAWK

Listen to them roar

Kiley O'Brien and Shekinah Davis July 2, 2024

Mautse, South Africa — After witnessing survivors of gender-based violence, substance abuse and child neglect struggle with a lack of adequate support from local and provincial government structures,...

Makatleho (Anna) Maseko cooks a pizza at Kasi Pizza, her garage-turned-pizza restaurant in Mautse, a township in the Free State province. PHOTO: MAXIMILIAN MURPHY 26/THE HAWK.

Township pizza spot runs on hard work, dreams

Hannah Pajtis and Lilli Dellheim July 1, 2024

Mautse, South Africa - On the first day she opened Kasi Pizza at the end of 2022, Makatleho (Anna) Maseko sold every one of the 80 pizzas she had prepared in her small kitchen. Maseko operates Kasi...

Dr. Elsa van Biljon, a veterinarian for Cluny Animal Trust, operates on a patient in Clunys mobile truck. PHOTO: ZACH PODOLNICK 26/THE HAWK

‘Without them, it would be a disaster’

Anna Kalafatis and Zach Podolnick June 29, 2024

Fouriesburg and Mashaeng, South Africa – When his dog, Foster, was hit by a car, Josia Maseko thought he might lose his beloved pet.   Maseko, who lives in the Black township of Mashaeng, took his...

Kabelo, one of eight men who live in South Africas first-ever reclaimer camp, shows the space where he sorts his collection of recyclables. PHOTO: ZACH PODOLNICK ’26/THE HAWK

Reclaiming dignity

Anna Kalafatis, Staff Writer June 25, 2024

Johannesburg, South Africa – In the shadow of a multi-story office building, eight men emerge from a small wooden cabin at 4 a.m. each Monday through Thursday. They don reflective jumpsuits and head...

Bookseller Henry Mugo says he loves selling books because it allows him to talk about literary works with customers at his book stand in central Johannesburg. PHOTO: ZACH PODOLNICK ’26/THE HAWK

Booksellers strive to decolonize literary landscape

Hannah Pajtis, Features Editor June 24, 2024

Johannesburg, South Africa – When browsing the young adult section of Book Circle Capital, readers won’t come across J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” or Suzanne Collins’...

Defender Oratile Makurube quickly changes directions during a June 15 match between the Regional Ladies Emmarentia Pirates and the Peace Makers Ladies. PHOTO: ZACH PODOLNICK ’26/THE HAWK

Sailing the soccer seas

Maximus Fisher, Sports Writer June 23, 2024

Johannesburg, South Africa – Twice a week, 19-year-old Oratile Makurube travels 45 minutes from her home in the township of Soweto to Randburg, a northern suburb of Johannesburg, to play soccer.  Makurube...

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