Features

The Weekly Dissident: Gillian Schutte speaks back to whiteness

In the Weekly Dissident today, MPHUTLANE WA BOFELO talks to Gillian Schutte about deconstructing whiteness and creating a more humane world. MwB: Who is Gillian...

That time Tony Blair preached advice at #MiningIndaba

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair took to the podium at the Investing in Africa Mining Indaba 2015, where he waxed lyrical about the prosperity of the...

Suspects sought as UJ auditorium goes up in flames

Another week, another educational institution burns to ashes. On Sunday night, the Sanlam Auditorium at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Kingsway Campus was burnt...

Update: Court orders treatment for gravely ill Somali girl

The North Gauteng High Court has granted an order allowing a 12-year-old Somali refugee to receive treatment at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital. She...

After years of protest, Thembelihle is finally getting electricity

On Thursday, President Jacob Zuma visited the Thembelihle informal settlement in Lenasia, for the formal launch of local government’s electricity supply to the settlement....

Here’s why Lesotho is in deep, deep trouble

Lesotho, the mountainous landlocked kingdom, with a shaky political history stretching all the way back to its independence 50 years ago, is in turmoil....

Mugabe: Out with the foes, in with old friends

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has honoured his old ties and appointed the Minister of Justice, Emmerson Mnangagwa, and retired general Phelekezela...

The Weekly Dissident: Raheem Kemet’s journey of self-rediscovery

MPHUTLANE WA BOFELO in conversation with emcee, singer, poet and beatboxer Raheem Kemet As a young child Raheem Kemet used to stutter. But he discovered that he could memorize hip-hop and soul,...

No, Indian South Africans are not persecuted. Here’s the data.

The National Indian Congress of SA (NICSA) wants South African Indians residing in #eThekwini to "Park by the Pozie" on December 12....

Taking up the #IceBucketChallenge for ALS

It might seem strange to throw a bucket of ice water over your head in the name of charity, but for the ALS Association,...

What did you really do on Mandela Day?

So the dust has finally settled on this year’s Mandela Day. For the first time since the old man left our midst, South Africa...

State-sponsored artists cover up graffiti in Kashmir

In disputed Kashmir, the government is covering up protest graffiti with cultural messages in a beautification project. RIFAT MOHIDIN reports. The government in Srinagar, the summer...

ZP Dala treated for PTSD in Durban hospital amid reports of...

After reports emerged on Saturday alleging that Durban-based author ZP Dala was forcibly institutionalised, the author has herself released a statement clarifying that she has...

Proteas’ spectacular turnaround: Here’s why it happened

At 2-0 down after the first two games, the Proteas were staring down the barrel. But the team never gave up. Here's why our...

The SADC Wrap: Lesotho general flees into mountains and Antananarivo suffers...

Each week award winning journalist KRISTEN VAN SCHIE brings you all the news that’s worth knowing from across the SADC region. Here is this...

Five things you need to know about the Panama Papers

Some 11.5 million secret documents. Corruption. Tax havens. Secret companies. It is being described as the world's biggest data leak ever. Everyone is talking about it. And...

Heritage: Trying to understand my complicated relationship with food

I was watching Netflix the other day and happened upon an episode of Chef’s Table with chef Asma Khan. The show features...

The #RUReferenceList is testimony to the failures of the justice system...

This week, a list circulating on Facebook named a number of men who are alleged to have committed acts of rape at Rhodes University....

The cost of sanitary pads should be a public health emergency

This week fact-checking ninjas, Africa Check revealed that it's not actually seven million girls who miss school every month because of the inaccessibility of...

UWC students reject latest agreement from management

Students at UWC have rejected it an agreement between the SRC and the Vice Chancellor. The agreement was seen as an important moment in addressing key...
18,130FansLike
1,391FollowersFollow
40,182FollowersFollow
349SubscribersSubscribe