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Victims of Sexual Violence in Sudan Deserve Justice

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

White Liberals Can’t Escape Scrutiny

The attention and political discourse that is emerging as a result of the recent racist outbursts like that of Adam Catzavelos, Vicki Momberg, Penny...

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...

Apartheid Denialism And Freedom Of Speech

Why is apartheid denialism in South Africa not a crime? More to the point, why is apartheid denialism not even mentioned in the bill...

Why Iran Matters to Africa

What do the human rights of minorities in Iran, in the Middle East, have to do with Africans, writes MAZIAR BAHARI. I started to answer...

Jihad of the Girl Child

Since 2012, 11 October has been marked by the United Nations as the International Day of the Girl Child. The day aims to highlight...

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...

Xolobeni: Gwede Mantashe Is A Class Traitor

COMMENT   On Thursday, the North Gauteng High Court ruled that mining companies and the government must obtain full and informed consent from communities before granting...

The Real Problem With Sexual Assault Scenes In 13 Reasons Why

Controversy has surrounded the popular American teen drama series 13 Reasons Why since the release of season one in March of 2017....

I Regret Looking Behind The Curtain

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

What I learnt about Father’s Day in South Africa

On June 19, South Africa celebrated Father's Day with the rest of the world. But WANELISA XABA says there are a few inconsistencies in...

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

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

Germany And South Africa: Humanity’s Tenuous Relationship With Progress

As genocide and concentration camps have entered our lives through what is happening to the Rohingya people and the internment of immigrant children in...

We Cannot Microwave Social Change

COMMENT The quest to build a non-sexist, inclusive and interconnected South Africa is a painstakingly difficult process that will...

Why was Lemonade too bitter for the Grammys to take?

It was all very warm, fuzzy, and sweet when Adele apparently pulled a Mean Girls move on Queen Bey at the Grammys on Sunday...

Caught in the Spider’s Web: Radical Economic Transformation and Authoritarian Populism

The emergence of the campaign and associated political rhetoric under the banner of “Radical Economic Transformation” (RET) devolved from the Zuma administration. Over the...

Why is violence on Black women’s bodies so normalised on our...

I have been listening and reading some of the things being said about‪ #‎RememberKhwezi‬. I think I have come out with more questions than answers. 1....

The Butchers Of Marikana Won

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

Decolonised Education Means Giving Poor Students Fair Use Of Textbooks

We need to update our copyright laws to allow poor students fair use rights of textbooks, which remain prohibitively expensive for most, writes THABISO...

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

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