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The DA’s “Law & Order” Policies Won’t Fix The Cape Flats

COMMENTEditor's note: on 11 July 2019, the minister of police Bheki Cele announced that President Cyril Ramaphosa had...

Willingness Of Young People Makes All The Difference In Transforming Communities

COMMENTAs members of the Sustained Dialogue team at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation one of the many...

Megan Rapinoe And The Liberators In France

COMMENTA record number of spectators watched the Fifa Women’s World Cup, an entertaining spectacle that will only grow...

Systemic Prejudice In The UK, And Visa Refusals for African Academics

COMMENTAccusations of institutional racism continue to be directed towards the United Kingdom’s Home Office following a parliamentary inquiry...

Marxist Scholar Harold Wolpe’s Ideas Still Speak To South Africa’s Problems

COMMENT During the apartheid period in South Africa – 1948 to 1994 – a lively intellectual culture of opposition emerged on some of the country’s...

When Black People With Nice Things Get Scrutinised

COMMENTBeing black and middle-class in South Africa means having a strange relationship with money. A relationship that...

An Open Letter to the Board of BDS-SA On The Muhammad...

COMMENTWe as individuals, committed to:Justice for Palestine;An indivisible, intersectional approach...

A Critique Of The Media Is Not Automatically An Attack On...

COMMENTDreams of Smart Cities, mass retrenchments, young people in cabinet and National Assembly, growth for the Economic Freedom...

Only A 1976 Situation Can Change The Lives Of SA Youth

COMMENTThis year marks the 43rd anniversary of the June 1976 massacre, and it has become apparent that the...

English Pronunciation Does It Really Matter That Much?

COMMENTSouth Africa is a diverse linguistic community that’s not only influenced by its eleven official languages, but...

UKZN Is Still A Colonial Institution

COMMENTLast month, the Witness published a story of one Mr Vincent Luxolo Mtyende, a lecturer at the University...

SONA Debate: Did The #FeesMustFall MPs Give Me Something To Look...

COMMENTA wave of novelty visited my senses as I watched the State of the Nation Address (SONA) debate...

Is Blackface Just A White People Thing?

COMMENTBy LAWRENCE MASHIYANEAfter seeing a viral video of Batswana comedian, William Last KRM,...

Victims of Sexual Violence in Sudan Deserve Justice

COMMENTToday, as we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we demand accountability...

What Have Women Benefited In The Past 25 years Of Democracy?

SPONSORED COMMENTOn May 2, 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa should have signed the national strategic plan against gender based...

Jumping Through Hoops For White People’s Change

COMMENTThe Johannesburg northern suburbs seem to be turning into one big circus. Pantsula dancers, jugglers on unicycles and...

The “New Dawn” Might Work For The ANC, But Not For...

COMMENTAt his inauguration as the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa pleaded with Zimbabweans to rally behind his presidency...

Joburg Zoo To Get Second Elephant In Spite Of Public Outcry

COMMENTThe Joburg Zoo continues to make unilateral decisions regarding Lammie the elephant’s future while the DA led City...

#ChristChurch: To hate or not to hate?

COMMENT#ChristChurch. Fifty congregants murdered. Dozens wounded. The martyrs are Muslim worshippers and the murderer is an Australian born,...

Fear Of A Cape Town Trump

The rise of the populism globally has had no clearer manifestation than the election of Donald. J Trump as the 45th President of the...
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