Hair Politics

How I rejected imposed standards of beauty and learned to love...

Mikhail Petersen, who grew up in the coloured community, was taught from childhood that he had "bad" hair. He reflects on how he learned...

Animated film fosters hair love for black girls and their dads

When the internet identifies with a project, amazing things happen. A filmmaker in the United States is getting a lot of love - and...

Joburg private school accused of racism after allegedly kicking out black...

MEC for education Panyaza Lesufi visited a Johannesburg school to investigate allegations of racism after a group of black girls was ordered to leave...

Racism at PMB Girls’ High goes further than the k-word

Alice Draper, who matriculated from Pietermaritzburg Girls' High School in 2015, reflects on the institutional racism at the school. She says that, despite regular...

Five ways black bodies resisted conforming to old white traditions in...

The year of asinavalo has come with nothing short of dololo chill. Black bodies have resisted assimilation and conformity with white traditions in various...

Black students are still a long, long way from being free...

MALAIKA EYOH, a grade 12 student at Pretoria High School for Girls, points out that while the media attention following protests at the school has...

A letter to John Robbie, for everyone else who heard that...

Dear John,I listened to your radio show on 29 August 2016, in which you interviewed Mishka Wazar, journalist and former pupil of Pretoria Girls’...

Zulaikha Patel: How we all wish we were you

I don't think I have ever seen anything quite like it.The little girl - now known to all as Zulaikha Patel - standing in...

#DecoloniseSchooling: we need to talk about the violence “elite” schools perpetuate

#StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh has reopened a can of worms for many of us who attended private and ex-model C schools. If I’m honest, this was likely...

Old Girls pledge their support for learners at Pretoria High School...

We, alumni of Pretoria High School for Girls stand in solidarity with the bold and courageous learners of the school, who have spoken out...

Education MEC to probe high school following girls’ outcry

Pretoria High School for Girls will be investigated by Gauteng Department of Education authorities following allegations of racism against the institution.“You have my support,...
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