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    Corona on the other side of wealth

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    Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu or “I am because you are” is how we describe the meaning of Ubuntu. It speaks to the phenomena that we...

    The DA’s Deluded or Demagogue Approach To Stellenbosch University

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    By Luke Waltham The DA’s Federal Congress over the last weekend has resulted in a number of reactions and thoughts by voters, critics and commentators...

    Calling myself “Coloured” gives me the ability to choose new meanings...

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    Chris Beilings believes persisting with the term “Coloured” is an act of defiance in itself.  The past few months have seen a high volume of...

    I don’t have exes

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

    Food Aid Parcels In South Africa Could Do With A Better...

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    Hester Vermeulen, University of Pretoria; Carmen Muller, University of Pretoria, and Hettie Carina Schönfeldt, University of Pretoria Food insecurity is a reality for many South...

    Capitalism Realised, Not Idealised

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    COMMENT In an article written for Rapport titled “Our Problem? Too little rather than too much capitalism” Professor Johan Fourie, an economics professor at Stellenbosch...

    Free Speech, A Pillar Of Decolonisation

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    COMMENT In 1988 something bizarre happened in the literary world. The novel, a genre in it’s recline into irrelevance, was given a rude awakening. A...

    The Fight Against Gun Violence In Atlantis, My Community

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    COMMENT When I think of the word “home” I think of safety, but I come from Atlantis, on the outskirts of Cape Town. The place...

    ASEAN Should Show True Leadership On Rohingya This General Assembly

    COMMENT Two years on, Asia is no closer to ending its worst refugee crisis in decades. Over 900,000 Rohingya are in Bangladesh alone, including 759,000...

    Woman As Citizen – (As Forgotten)

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    COMMENT In the wake of gender-based violence, a number of men in the Republic have taken to social media and other platforms; decrying the actions...

    South Africa: Our Morally Unconscionable State the Needs Systemic Political Reform

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    COMMENT South Africa, unlike most countries that fail, has not fallen prey to any nefarious outside interference or simply succumbed to the incompetence of our...

    Our Mothers’ Warnings Will Never Be Enough

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    COMMENT Twenty-first birthdays in South Africa, while legally non-significant, often still carry much pomp and ceremony surrounding the idea of fully-fledged adulthood. Symbolic keys “to...

    The Death Penalty Is Not The Solution To Violence Against Women

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    COMMENT The horrific death of 19-year old UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana, is for many South Africans the cruel combination of unsurprising and heart-breaking. It is...

    There Are No Longer Spaces For Us To Feel Safe

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    COMMENT Do not go out at night, do not walk outside by yourself at night, dress appropriately to avoid being assaulted, do not go to...

    I Regret Looking Behind The Curtain

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    COMMENT I vividly remember slumping on the couch of my partner on a Friday evening after a long week of work and letting out the...

    Abahlali Basemjondolo’s Women Celebrate Women’s Month With A Show Of Solidarity

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    COMMENT On the 11th of August at least 500 women members of Abahlali baseMjondolo filled the Prince Edward Hotel in Durban to celebrate Women’s Day....

    We Are Here Because You Were There

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    COMMENT  I really did not want my essay for a writing contest to be about colonialism in 2019. But what to do when we live...

    The Butchers Of Marikana Won

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    COMMENT What to make of the fact that the people who set the Marikana massacre in motion now sit in South Africa’s halls of power?...

    Disconnect Between Business And State Contributed To Marikana Massacre

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    COMMENT The Marikana massacre, in which 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead by police on 16 August 2012, was a tragic and historic event in...

    Writing About The Cape Flats When You’re Not From There

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    COMMENT The history of blackness in the South African context is most aptly described as tumultuous and divided. Apartheid fashioned a plethora of constructs among...