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The Weekly Dissident: The struggle continues until we can all share...

MPHUTLANE WA BOFELO  in conversation with  Gakwi Goodenough Mashego, film-maker,  poet and Pro-Palestinian activist Let us start here with your understanding of ungovernable, underground, dissident, alternative,...

R90 million fund set up for black South African filmmakers

Aspiring filmmakers could soon get a financial boost from government  through a new inititative to support local film The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), the Department of...

There’s more to Marikana than meets the eye

Marikana wasn’t even a dot on a map before August 16, when the shooting of 34 striking miners made headlines of the dusty mining town....

New birth certificate regulations bring new pain to parents

New regulations concerning birth certificates has led to lengthening queues at Home Affairs offices AAISHA DADI PATEL endured the wait. I am the oldest of my...

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...

“My whole life has come to a standstill because of these...

Ever wondered what it’s like to be caught up in the South African legal system, or wondered what a person accused of a crime,...

Need something from Home Affairs? Be prepared to wait – or...

Frustration with the department of home affairs is bound to increase as immigrants and migrant workers grapple with stricter immigration laws. AAISHA DADI PATEL set...

The travails of a taxi commuter, from Howard to Warwick

A commute by taxi may be cramped but is also filled with colour and character. Daily Vox Durban correspondent SHIMEI GANESH took a trip from Howard College...

I’m not a Marxist

I’m not a Marxist My grandfather was imprisoned, Tortured and killed. I’m not a MarxistMy grandmother was imprisoned,Tortured, she is alive.I’m not a MarxistMy biological father was...

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...

The Weekly Dissident: A conversation with Aryan Kaganof 

Dissident, underground, alternative, avant-garde, revolutionary, anarchist, are some of the words that have been bandied around in trying to come into grips with the...

Black Twitter, it’s a thing

In race-conscious and politically correct South Africa, it seems almost wrong to talk about something like Black Twitter. But it’s okay, white folk. #blacktwitter...

Letting go of Zionism

I wasn’t always a pro-Palestinian Muslim. Seven years ago I was a Star of David-wearing Zionist Jew. I lived in the Jewish stronghold of Sea...

Abahlali baseMjondolo: No freedom without land

S’BU ZIKODE of the South African Shack Dwellers' Movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo, spoke on landlessness and the law at the 10th biennial consultation on urban ministry in Pretoria...

#sexistSA: To the working woman, be strong

"Do I not deserve to be treated as a professional? Does my female form prevent me from being seen as a person who’s just...

Hospital to dying child: No papers, no cash? No treatment

Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) has launched an urgent application in the North Gauteng High Court  to seek life-saving treatment for a 12-year old...

Scrap Die Stem, says EFF

The EFF wants the Afrikaner verse of Die Stem to be scrapped from the national anthem. AAISHA DADI PATEL reports. “It is an injustice to ask...

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...

#sexistSA: I don’t need your validation

I started observing the practise of hijab full-time in 2012. This means that in accordance with Islamic guidelines, I try to be modest in...

Nadine Gordimer’s shining literary voice

It tells us something about Nadine Gordimer that Raks Morakabe Seakhoa, the untiring champion of South African letters, used to call her ‘Comrade Nadine’. In...
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