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There’s history, and then there’s #historyaccordingtojezebel

Did feminist publication Jezebel seriously describe a woman who was enslaved, humiliated and mocked for her black body as a "booty queen"? - Featured image...

Benjamin Netanyahu and the speech that didn’t exist

A racist speech attributed to Israeli Prime
 Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has caused outrage among South Africans. But what if the speech never existed? RA'EESA PATHER reports. In...

MSF nurse tells of “unspeakable” Kunduz bombing

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) nurse Lajos Zoltan Jecs was in the Kunduz trauma hospital in Afghanistan when the facility was struck by a series...

Five questions for Israeli historian Ilan Pappé

Israeli historian Ilan Pappé has become a pariah in his own country. Pappé is one of Israel’s New Historians – a group of scholars who have...

The exploitation of children taints many consumer products

In the run-up to World Day Against Child Labour on June 12, Human Rights Watch released a heart-wrenching video highlighting child labour practices that...

Aaisha’s Ramadaan diaries, day 8: The Ramadaan scarf

Day 8: The Ramadaan Scarf One of my favourite things about this month is that I get to see a lot more of my friends...

Rhodes Must Fall: the university must be decolonised

The Cecil John Rhodes statue at UCT has been boarded up, and students are in the second week of their sit-in at Bremner Building....

What came first, the struggling economy or a bumbling Jacob Zuma?

The proverbial guns (and the real ones), billboards, hashtags and tweets are out for President Jacob Zuma. “Zuma must go” they all demand, even...

We’re backing these SA women to slay at this year’s Olympics

One of the biggest events in the sporting world, The Rio Olympics 2016, is just months away and athletes are hard at work preparing...

Protests and charred cars: UKZN simmers with student anger

Protests at the University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN) have quietened on Tuesday after the university cancelled classes and police stepped up their presence. On Monday, students...

“I am White Power, p**s!” – A story of harassment...

Late on Thursday afternoon, Gautrain user Atiyya Karodia witnessed an incident of harassment at a Gautrain bus stop in Rosebank. She took to Twitter on Friday...

How Cyrildene’s Derrick Avenue transformed into Chinatown

Walking down Derrick Avenue in Cyrildene on a Tuesday morning will make you think you are walking down a street in a...

Inside the Lwandle hearings

A ministerial inquiry into the evictions at Nomzamo, near Lwandle in the Strand, has turned into an elaborate blame game. RA'EESA PATHER reports. The Cape Town CBD...

Ebola expert: “The response has not been adequate.”

Washington, DC — As a fifth African country on Sunday announced Ebola deaths, Dr Thomas Frieden, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and...

20 Witsies have been detained for “flouting an interdict”

A group of 20 Wits #FeesMustFall activists have been arrested and taken to the Hillbrow Police Station on charges of contempt of court after allegedly contravening...

“If I was a white student, I wouldn’t have been charged”...

Wits student leader Mcebo Dlamini has accused the university’s vice chancellor Adam Habib of lying about the reasons why Dlamini was removed from office. Speaking at a...

Are interracial relationships possible for South Africans?

Ruth First fellows Panashe Chigumadzi and writer/activist Sisonke Msimang tell PONTSHO PILANE how “coconuts” help maintain institutional injustices and why interracial relationships are still...

Transnet sells trains to Botswana. Guess what happens next?

Transnet won a bidding contract to supply train coaches worth millions to Botswana Railways. But the trains have experienced technical glitches already, and a...

I thought South Africa would liberate Africa (but it didn’t happen)

Nigeria's Femi Kuti, the son of Africa's music icon Fela Kuti, said that he had hoped that South Africa would be the country to liberate the...

The SADC Wrap: The US-Africa Leaders Summit edition

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 week’s SADC wrap. We're...
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