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Sudan: How Saudi Arabia Is Helping Military Crackdowns On Protests

EXPLAINERA suspension of Sudan’s African Union (AU) membership. This comes after the extreme violence meted out by the...

Queens Of The Kingdom: A Portrait Of Saudi Women

BOOK REVIEWThe Saudi Arabian woman is veiled in mystery: global media narratives paint her as locked in a...

Higher Education Minister Appoints Sexual Violence In Universities Task Team

Students have been consistently protesting the rampant sexual harassment and violence that takes place at institutions of higher learning. Hoping to address...

Nkosikho Mbele: Public Outcry After BackaBuddy Holds Donated Funds

Social media users have raised concerns over crowd funder BackaBuddy’s decision not to pay campaign money into petrol attendant Nkosikho Mbele’s personal...

What We Learned About Social Justice In Ramadan

COLUMNSocial justice is intrinsically linked to the Islamic faith. The Qur’an (3:104) calls on Muslims to “be a...

BDS-SA Clears Muhammed Desai Of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Boycott Divestment and Sanctions South Africa (BDS-SA) co-founder and director Muhammed Desai has been cleared of sexual harassment accusations. An independent investigation...

#MosqueMeToo: Nouman Ali Khan Invited As Guest To Cape Town Mosque

Masjidul-Quds (known as Gatesville Mosque) has invited American-based Muslim preacher Nouman Ali Khan as a guest scholar for the holy month of...

Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment in SA

EXPLAINERThose accused of sexual harassment often deny that the behaviour they’re accused of is sexual harassment. But sexual...

BDS-SA Mum On Details Of Desai Investigation

Several attempts to contact Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions South Africa (BDS-SA) have been unsuccessful. The Palestinian solidarity organisation was due to start...

#ApartheidBanks: Still Waiting For Justice

A number of international banks funded the apartheid regime and its military through credit. It has been one year since Open Secrets,...

BDS-SA Launched Investigation Into Desai Allegations, Boardmember Says

Update: The BDS-SA board received the findings of the investigation this weekend which cleared Desai of sexual harassment, board member Tisetso...

Sudan’s Omar Al-Bashir Deposed: What Next?

EXPLAINERAfter almost 30 years in power, Sudan’s Omar Al-Bashir was ousted and arrested by the army on...

Beyond The Gender Summit: Where To From Here

NEWS ANALYSISA number of steps have been taken to address the scourge of gender-based violence (GBV) and femicide...

Democracy Works Academy: Training Tomorrow’s Leaders

Calling all young South African leaders with an interest in building democracy!The Democracy Works Foundation (DWF), in...

Afrophobia, Islamophobia & White Supremacy: Join The Dots

COMMENTTo those who felt that the #ChristChurch attacks represented some white dude's (supremacist) hatred of Islam and Muslims...

Life In A Durban Hostel Is A Nightmare

March 21 marks Human Rights Day annually, where South Africans commemorate the events of Sharpeville Massacre, however, for hostel dwellers around Durban...

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,...

Africans Want Political Choice, New Book Argues

Democracy Works is a book that attempts to show that the best way to economic development is through a democratic governance system. The book...

SONA: No Clarity On The Broken Free Education Policy, Yet

“We are concerned about developments on some campuses this week, especially reports of violence and intimidation,” said President Cyril Ramaphosa said during his second...

It’s Necessary To Watch Surviving R. Kelly

It should be impossible that R. Kelly survived the myriad allegations of abuse leveled against him. But he did. Twenty-five years later, his survivors...
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