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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...

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...

Public Employment Programmes Can Turn The GBV Tide

Communities and public employment programmes in particular, have a critical role to play in the fight against gender-based violence, writes PALESA MATABOGE. This is...

Date My Family And Male Chauvinism On TV

Mzansi TV shows continue to tell a sad story of entrenched patriarchy. The reality show Date My Family's latest episode left social media aghast,...

Why Abantu Book Fest Needs To Reconsider Its White People Stance

The Abantu Book Festival took place for the third year in a row this past weekend, and more people than ever attended. The festival...

Black Capitalism Won’t Save Us Either

On Tuesday, in an interview on Power FM, Johann Rupert the billionaire chairperson of the luxury-goods company Financière Richemont SA turned out to be exactly...

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...

Land Expropriation: How The Constitution Will Be Changed

The Constitutional Review Committee adopted a recommendation to parliament that section 25 of the Constitution needs to be amended "to make explicit what is...

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...

Denigrate The EFF At Your Own Peril: A Response To Prince...

Not so long-ago political analysts and mainstream commentators were already writing the eulogy of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) because of the election of...

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...

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...

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...

On Cheryl Zondi, and how the justice system fails survivors

On Monday the trial of Nigerian Pastor Timothy Omotoso began in the Eastern Cape High Court in Port Elizabeth. First witness, 22-year-old Cheryl Zondi,...

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...

The Role Of Families In Preventing Violence In Schools

On the 17th of September 2018, the minister of basic education, Angie Motshekga, called on law enforcement agencies to help quell the recent spate...

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...

Bunny Chows And Guptas: The Heritage Of South African Indians

The bunny chow: a dish ingrained in the fabric of South African culture. So much so that its successor, the kota, has been credited...

Class, Patriarchy And Racism In the SRC Elections At Tuks

The elections at the University of Pretoria have come and left in the year 2018.I must say the burden that they carried sometimes lead...

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...
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