Accountability

Shailja Patel On Her Exile: “The One Thing I Still Have...

Poet and political activist Shailja Patel announced on Tuesday she was going into self-imposed exile - leaving Kenya. Earlier this month Kenyan...

#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...

Global Climate Strike: Where In SA You Can Take Action

An intergenerational global climate strike is happening. From September 20-27, thousands of people around the world will be taking to the streets...

Rana Ayyub On Fascism In India

Around 2010 journalist and writer Rana Ayyub went undercover in Gujarat, India. Posing as an American film student armed with eight cameras,...

New Refugee Amendments Not Welcomed

The Refugees Amendment Act, 2008 gazetted by the minister of home affairs Aaron Motsoaledi came into effect from January 1. These are...

How to get rid of a rubbish ward councillor

Ward councillors are meant to act as a bridge between community members and government. But councils are often the first places where communities come...

‘The Enforcers’ Digs Deep Into Cape Town’s Criminal Underworld

Here is the Cape Town underworld laid bare, explored through the characters who control the “protection” industry – the bouncers and security...

Why Is Everybody So Afraid Of DD Mabuza?

On Monday evening, Cyril Ramaphosa announced the first cabinet reshuffle of his tenure as president of South Africa. While there were many surprises and...

Integrity Idol Celebrates Unsung Public Officials

The Integrity Idol campaign wants to "name and fame" honest public servants working in South Africa. These are the heroes who do what's right...

How Serious Is The Government’s Plan For Free Education?

When former president Jacob Zuma announced the government's plan for free higher education in 2017, the hope and relief were palpable. It all came...

Don’t be intimidated; security guards don’t have any special policing rights

Security guards in South Africa are known for abusing their power but what a few people know is that security do not hold any...

Activists Raise Their Voices Against BRICS

Amid the backdrop of the beginning of the 10th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit, activists and community organisations held a...

Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment in SA

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

Black Academic Caucus Disgust At Sciences Paper

Racism in the academic space has reared its head once again. On May 27, University of Cape Town professor, Nicoli Nattrass published...

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...

Bread Heists And Currencies: The Situation In Zimbabwe

FEATURE Last week, news sites reported that 500 loaves of bread had been stolen by armed robbers in...

Home Affairs: It’s Up to Women To Check If Surname Was...

The department of home affairs acknowledged reports that some women’s surnames had been changed without their consent after marriage, in a statement...

Why Refugees In Cape Town Want To Leave South Africa

AS TOLD TO  The video of a baby being ripped from the mother’s arms by police officers in...

The Women Of Waqf Are Claiming Their Right To Pray In...

What began as a means for women to form a spiritual community and pray their salaah in congregation during the holy month of Ramadan...

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...
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