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Students enjoy recess on a sunny winter day at Impala Crescent Primary school in Lenasia. PHOTO: ELISE WELSH 22

Pandemic exposes digital divide at elementary school

Katie Rosta August 19, 2022

Lenasia, South Africa — When schools shut down during the height of the pandemic in 2020, teachers at Impala Crescent Primary School, like many educators, had to quickly learn how to continue teaching...

Author Ismail Vadi speaks to the audience at the June 5 launch of his book, Young Lions of Lenz: Lenasia Youth League (1982–1991). PHOTO: THE HAWK

Book launch gathering celebrates apartheid-era youth activists

Devin Yingling and Elise Welsh June 24, 2022

Lenasia, South Africa — On the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Lenasia Youth League (LYL), the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation held a book launch to bring together apartheid-era youth activists to...

Peter Joseph Cassidy, a priest with The Missionaries of Africa, leads a mass at Saint Kizito Catholic Church in Lenasia. PHOTO: The Hawk

Priest returns to country he loves that’s now grappling with ‘economic apartheid’

Cara Smith August 20, 2019

Lenasia, South Africa -- When Peter Joseph Cassidy, M. Afr., returned to South Africa last September after a 15-year absence from the country he had grown to love, he was hoping to see real change in the...

Mutton is the best selling bunny chow filling at Bedford Bunny, according to owner Shamla Pather. PHOTO: Ana Faguy 19

Bunny chow restaurants are hopping in South Africa

Alex Hargrave July 30, 2019

South Africa --  Shamla Pather stirred a large pot of mutton curry in the kitchen of her restaurant in Lenasia South, an apartheid-era Indian settlement about 20 miles southwest of Johannesburg. Three...

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