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Student takes Jewish day school to Human Rights Commission

Just as the controversy over King David Victory Park High School (KDVP) student Joshua Broomberg started to die down, the Times has reported that another student at...

The Marikana footage you need to see

On 16 August 2012, the South African Police Services (SAPS) opened fire on thousands of striking miners from Lonmin's platinum mines in Marikana, leaving 34 people dead. In...

“What do I know about Ebola? I’m just a doctor…”

The Daily Vox is running a series of blogs written by DR STEFAN KRUGER, who is in Sierra Leone with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to help...

“Mobilise for the boycott of Israeli goods.” – Former President Thabo...

Former President Thabo Mbeki has said recalling ambassadors from South Africa and Israel would not solve the issues underpinning the Gaza conflict. Instead he...

Man walks into a roadside nail bar… No, seriously

If you’re willing to sit on a plastic chair on the side of the road, you can get a French manicure for fifty bucks....

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...

The Weekly Dissident: Khaya Maseko spreads chaos against oppressive systems

MPHUTLANE WA BOFELO in conversation with Khaya Maseko, anarchist and "chaos magickian". I produce and proliferate knowledge. I hope that the work of producing and conducting creativity, truth...

Miners Shot Down: “This documentary is for every South African”

Social justice movement amandla.mobi has started an online petition to get the SABC and eTV to air the explosive documentary Miners Shot Down on August...

Ilan Pappé: The full interview

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...

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...

Hiroshima – lest we forget the horror of nuclear war

On 6 August 1945, the United States Army Air Forces dropped an atomic bomb, dubbed Little Boy, on the city of Hiroshima in Japan....

Earthquake leaves South Africans shaken

On Tuesday, a 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck South Africa, killing one person and injuring others. The earthquake was the second quake to hit Orkney,...

SA architects must rethink design after quake

With seismologists warning that South Africans should expect more earthquakes in future, architects may have to begin rethinking how they design buildings. "Cities in South...

Five things you should know about Ebola

Since March 2014, more than 2600 people across Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have died in what is now the deadliest outbreak of Ebola ever....

Silent Protest: We take care of our own

The Sexual Violence = Silence Protest is the largest and longest running protest of its kind on the continent. After three years of doing...

The SADC Wrap: Renamo stands down and Ebola fears spread

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. Sanity...

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,...

“A Palestinian life is no less valuable than the life of...

As Palestinians count the dead during a 72-hour cease-fire declared in Gaza on Friday morning, two women continue their work of remembering the lives of those killed. Humanize Palestine serves...

Mushwana: Initiation is an “inhuman punishment”

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has singled out university initiation as an “inhuman punishment”. "It's been a finding by the Commission in the...

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...
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