Accountability

How are policies made in South Africa?

South Africa’s local government elections are just a few months away. It is routine for political parties to outline the policies and...

UCT rejects Athol Williams’ allegations of silencing over state capture

Athol Williams, lecturer and poet, has alleged that the University of Cape Town have been trying to silence him, a charge the...

No to benches to memorialise forced removals from Simonstown

Ling Shepherd visited Simonstown to see a new set of benches commissioned to commemorate the forced removal of Black and Coloured people...

Transformation and “Hitler committed no crime” – UCT is...

The academic year is yet to properly begin but the University of Cape Town (UCT) is embroiled in controversy. 

Contentious Chinese cotton sparks celebs’ brand boycott

Lay Zhang, Jackson Wang and Wang Yibo are three well-known celebrities from China and Hong Kong. But in March, the trio made...

Hey Cyril, the family’s got some questions for you …

These days, the only interesting thing about the country’s occasional family meetings is working out whether our aunties on Whatsapp have got...

This is what JZ must answer for

“No one has told me what I have done wrong. No one has been able to furnish what I’ve done. If I’ve...

Uganda Elections: People are scared but they are willing to vote

On January 14, people in Uganda head to the polls to vote in the country’s elections. But with internet shutdowns, opposition intimidation...

Here’s what you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine

We spoke to Fatima Hassan, founder and head of the Health Justice Initiative (HJI) on what South Africans need to know about...

What vaccine hoarding will mean for international travel

As the world continues to grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic, the news of the vaccine has been the one source of good...

New review report identifies crossroads for South Africa’s social justice sector

An in depth review of South Africa’s social justice sector that seeks to trace the development of the sector in the post-apartheid...

Thinking out loud: Why do we kneel before charlatans in the...

Kelly Mutizira reflects on the lure of pastors who preach the prosperity gospel.  When Shepherd Bushiri also known as...

Ending Extreme Poverty: We speak to three unemployed women to understand...

A new household survey has The National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (CRAM) recently revealed the extent of unemployment...

A guide to protecting your big ideas in 2020

The controversy surrounding the concept of Somizi’s popular show, Dinner at Somizi’s has not yet been resolved but it has stressed the...

Calls for international cooperation against corporate exploitation

From September 18 to 22 the Progressive International  (PI) are hosting their inaugural summit. The summit seeks to tackle what the organisation...

If you’re struggling you may be eligible for relief on your...

Ling Shepherd found out how you can access indigent relief in the City of Cape Town.  One thing lockdown...

It’s 2020 and Bantu Steve Biko is more relevant than ever

September 12 marks 43 years since the death of Bantu Stephen Biko. His murder robbed us of one of our greatest minds....

All South Africa’s commissions of inquiry listed

The ongoing Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture,  has left many of us aghast. Come on. It must be...

Bonteheuwel Development Forum take on #JerusalemaChallenge

The Bonteheuwel Development Forum (BHDF) have used the Jerusalema Challenge to raise awareness about the issues facing their community. 

I don’t have exes

A personal essay by Thembelihle Ngcai  I’m the only disabled person in my family. I was one of...
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