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The Stigma Of Loving Someone Who Died Of AIDS

I make it a point to tell anyone I date that I once had a partner that died of AIDS. So many loved ones...

The Law Behind The Marievale Evictions: SANDF Was Never Deployed

With the residents of Marievale appearing in the Pretoria High Court on Wednesday, 9 May to have their housing rights protected, TIM FISH HODGSON...

Marievale Community Awaits Court Ruling Against Forced Evictions By SANDF

On Thursday, 3 May, members of a Marievale community, a community of approximately 600 people (150 families), approached the Pretoria High Court seeking...

SA: Call For Young Women To Mobilise On Freedom Day

When we gather in elitist spaces as social justice activists in the fight against patriarchy and gender based violence, capitalism and race, with the...

A Tale Of Two Koreas

It has been hailed as "a new milestone", "a historic occasion" and a "roadmap to peace". But this is not the first political salvo...

Want To Enter Into A Muslim Marriage In SA? Here Are...

Arising out of the discussions at a recent workshop organised by the Muslim Personal Law (MPL) Network, it was clear that Muslims in South...

The MPL Network: Centering Women’s Experiences of Islamic Law

Debating justice in the Muslim family, a recent workshop organised by the Muslim Personal Law (MPL) Network at the University of Cape Town (UCT)...

Start Letting Us Talk: Walking In Protest Against Campus Rape Culture

"Show me rape-culture" - this is one of thousands of comments we have heard from students on campus. These comments are quite disheartening when...

Mam’ Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s Legacy Is Still A Site Of Struggle

South Africa, is a country that is inhibited by ghosts trying to find their homes and it is a country that knows no justice....

The Place Of Sara Baartman At UCT

The label “Hottentot Venus” continues to haunt our memory of Sara Baartman. This moniker, used in Jean Reaux’s posters to advertise the exhibit of...

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...

A luta continua at the University Currently Known As Rhodes

On 6 December, the Council of the University Currently Known As Rhodes (UCKAR) publicly announced that it would not be changing the institution's name,...

Reinforcing privilege – The tale of social capital

Graduation ceremonies are meant to mark the start of a new chapter where degrees equal opportunities. But entrenched structures of privilege mean that graduates...

Dear deputy president, we are not shields in your political battles

In a letter to deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, Gaopalelwe Phalaetsile reflects on the ways in which *womxn end up as collateral damage when men...

#HoeIsLife is sexual freedom like you’ve never seen it before

Society hates when *womxn have power, especially over our sexuality and our bodies. Patriarchy determines the terms and conditions of sex for womxn. When...

The decolonisation manifesto: Part 2 – Colonisation and the colonial subject

In the second part of a three-part series on decolonisation, Wanelisa Xaba says that in defiance of colonialism and white imagination, we must resist...

A love letter to Faki Moshoeu

Wanelisa Xaba imagines what life in a deeply divided South Africa would have been like for 16-year-old Matlhomola "Faki: Moshoeu, had he not lost...

Ripples from San Juan: Fighting against austerity and modern-day colonialism

As word of an indefinite strike at the University of Puerto Rico over austerity plans breaks international media headlines, one cannot help but read...

The poor will pay the price for Pravin’s sacking

We’ve seen this horror show before. On 9 December 2015, when Number One replaced the competent, principled and likeable Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene –...

Selling activism – 2017’s hottest commodity

It's no secret that marketing has always been a type of psychology, manipulating consumers into buying into the ideals around certain products...
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