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A Critique Of The Media Is Not Automatically An Attack On...

COMMENTDreams of Smart Cities, mass retrenchments, young people in cabinet and National Assembly, growth for the Economic Freedom...

Only A 1976 Situation Can Change The Lives Of SA Youth

COMMENTThis year marks the 43rd anniversary of the June 1976 massacre, and it has become apparent that the...

English Pronunciation Does It Really Matter That Much?

COMMENTSouth Africa is a diverse linguistic community that’s not only influenced by its eleven official languages, but...

UKZN Is Still A Colonial Institution

COMMENTLast month, the Witness published a story of one Mr Vincent Luxolo Mtyende, a lecturer at the University...

SONA Debate: Did The #FeesMustFall MPs Give Me Something To Look...

COMMENTA wave of novelty visited my senses as I watched the State of the Nation Address (SONA) debate...

Is Blackface Just A White People Thing?

COMMENTBy LAWRENCE MASHIYANEAfter seeing a viral video of Batswana comedian, William Last KRM,...

Victims of Sexual Violence in Sudan Deserve Justice

COMMENTToday, as we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we demand accountability...

What Have Women Benefited In The Past 25 years Of Democracy?

SPONSORED COMMENTOn May 2, 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa should have signed the national strategic plan against gender based...

Tackling Identity-Building & Unemployment Through Dialogue

In commemoration of Youth Month, the Democracy Development Program in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung hosted its 4th Annual Youth Indaba...

Jumping Through Hoops For White People’s Change

COMMENTThe Johannesburg northern suburbs seem to be turning into one big circus. Pantsula dancers, jugglers on unicycles and...

The “New Dawn” Might Work For The ANC, But Not For...

COMMENTAt his inauguration as the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa pleaded with Zimbabweans to rally behind his presidency...

Joburg Zoo To Get Second Elephant In Spite Of Public Outcry

COMMENTThe Joburg Zoo continues to make unilateral decisions regarding Lammie the elephant’s future while the DA led City...

#ChristChurch: To hate or not to hate?

COMMENT#ChristChurch. Fifty congregants murdered. Dozens wounded. The martyrs are Muslim worshippers and the murderer is an Australian born,...

Fear Of A Cape Town Trump

The rise of the populism globally has had no clearer manifestation than the election of Donald. J Trump as the 45th President of the...

Students Are Not “Committing Suicide”, Universities Are Killing Us

COMMENT I first went into a psychiatric ward when I was eighteen. I struggled with serious depression and had attempted suicide. At that age I...

As A Person With A Disability, Send Me, Mr President.

After I received a notification that President Cyril Ramaphosa would be giving an address about disability rights I logged on to watch with interest,...

UKZN: Poor Black Students Still Face Harsh Discrimination

"We revolt simply because, for many reasons, we can no longer breathe." - Frantz FanonFanon tells us that we revolt simply because we...

Proudly Celebrate Colonialism And Apartheid Flag At This Cape Town Restaurant

COMMENTThe Quentin at Oakhurst, a restaurant nestled between the leafy suburbs of Constantia and Hout Bay. Its walls are decorated...

Government Must Force Universities To Transform

It's been 22 years since the passing of Higher Education Act, Act 101 of 1997 and Education White Paper 3: A Programme for the...

On Superfoods As Culinary Colonialism

A Capetonian woman has accused Woolworths of plagiarising her idea for superfood drinks and selling its own version at the Woolworths cafes.  This discussion...
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