Accountability

EXTRACT: Deep Collusion by Athol Williams

On November 7, writer and poet Athol Williams announced that he was leaving South Africa, fearing for his safety. In his newly...

Whistleblower Athol Williams hopes to return home one day

Athol Williams, a lecturer and poet, has fled South Africa fearing for his safety. On November 7, Williams published a statement citing...

What is in a word – ableism

What is in a word, ableism, that is what. Yes, I can imagine the able bodied are busy trying to “get back...

No recount, IEC says despite calls from some Western Cape parties

The Wednesday press briefing by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in the Western Cape was interrupted. Anwar Adams, the Democratic Independent Party...

LGE 2021: A vote of no confidence (statement from Cry of...

The 2021 Local Government Election results send a clear message to the country’s ruling elite: South Africa’s Xcluded have lost confidence in...

NGOs take voter education engagements to communities #LGE2021

In the lead-up to the local elections, the Triangle Project hosted a community engagement on voter education in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Triangle...

(in)Famous medical parolees

Former South African president Jacob Zuma has been released on medical parole. He had been serving a 15-month sentence for contempt of...

Improving ethical leadership in our public institutions

The South African state has failed at multiple levels to assure society of its commitment to building a social compact premised on...

Out of Quatro: An Extract

Out of Quatro: From exile to exoneration is Luthando Dyasop’s story. The book is a story not only about Dyasop’s extraordinary life,...

Housing organisations condemn Cape Town’s draft unlawful occupation by-law

The City of Cape town’s draft Unlawful Occupation by-law closed for public comment on July 31. Several social housing organisations including Ndifuna...

Abahlali baseMjondolo: An urgent call to build solidarity in action

This is a statement released at the weekend by Thapelo Mohapi, Mqapheli Bonono and Nomusa Sizani of Abahlali baseMjondolo and Marvin Govender of the...

Affordable housing solutions can prevent flooding disasters

Each winter, areas in Cape Town flood uncontrollably. Formal and informal housing across Cape Town are subject to flooding. The worst affected...

South African riots and food security: why there’s an urgent need...

Wandile Sihlobo, University of the Witwatersrand When South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa, addressed...

#SAShutdown triggered by #ZumaArrest but not the reason

The #ShutdownSA protests sparked by the imprisonment of former president Jacob Zuma are ongoing. Minister of police, Bheki Cele assured South Africans...

Dear Jacob Zuma… a timeline

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

Never far from controversy: The life and times of Zweli Mkhize

Health minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize had been a beacon of hope during the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic. He also seems to...

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. 
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