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Scarlett Johansson: From Whitewashing To Straightwashing

After its release in March 2017, Rupert Sanders' American sci-fi action Ghost in the Shell was widely accused of whitewashing due to its casting...

“Under Capitalism, No Black Person Ever Dies By ‘Natural Causes’”

COMMENT Whether we are aware of it or not, we see Black people as living synonymous with labour, especially...

What The Skinny Sbu Socks Saga Teaches Us About Small Business

A couple of weeks ago Sibusiso Ngwenya (Skinny Sbu) shared on his social media platform that he had been struggling with depression and that...

English Pronunciation Does It Really Matter That Much?

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

When Black People With Nice Things Get Scrutinised

COMMENT Being 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...

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

The Fight Against Gun Violence In Atlantis, My Community

COMMENT When I think of the word “home” I think of safety, but I come from Atlantis, on the...

The Butchers Of Marikana Won

COMMENT What to make of the fact that the people who set the Marikana massacre in motion now sit...

The Stigmas Of Sex Work “To Be Blessed And Slaying”

Over the last three years a new tagline of a type of sex work has populated much of social media under the name of...

Why Apartheid Must Never Be Forgiven

Many of us have not healed from the wounds the legacy of colonialism and apartheid left us, and we're not going to...

Is Blackface Just A White People Thing?

COMMENT By LAWRENCE MASHIYANE After seeing a viral video of Batswana comedian, William Last KRM, a...

Capitalism Realised, Not Idealised

COMMENT In an article written for Rapport titled “Our Problem? Too little rather than too much capitalism” Professor Johan...

Giving White People Honest Feedback About Racism

Noted antiracism practitioner Dr Robin Di Angelo, who coined the term white fragility, talks about how in her workshops she asks people of colour...

Woman As Citizen – (As Forgotten)

COMMENT In the wake of gender-based violence, a number of men in the Republic have taken to social media...

Stop Letting Capitalism Convince You To Overwork

Recently Buzzfeed News published an article about "Millennial Burnout" - the condition seeming to affect people born between the years 1980 and...

Free Speech, A Pillar Of Decolonisation

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

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

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

I don’t have exes

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

There Are No Longer Spaces For Us To Feel Safe

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

Equal Education and Doron Isaacs: Setting The Record Straight

As former employees of Equal Education (EE), who recently left our positions, we have been deeply troubled by the release of former High Court...
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