Human Dignity

Life In A Durban Hostel Is A Nightmare

March 21 marks Human Rights Day annually, where South Africans commemorate the events of Sharpeville Massacre, however, for hostel dwellers around Durban...

It’s Necessary To Watch Surviving R. Kelly

It should be impossible that R. Kelly survived the myriad allegations of abuse leveled against him. But he did. Twenty-five years later, his survivors...

Asijiki Coalition: Decriminalise Sex To End Workers’ Agony

“Sex workers are being persecuted everywhere for doing the only work that can help them make ends meet. Decriminalisation would not only help them...

Stop Letting Capitalism Convince You To Overwork

Recently Buzzfeed News published an article about “Millennial Burnout” - the condition seeming to affect people born between the years 1980 and 2000. It...

These Young Activists Are Working For Safer Schools

Lays dos Santos (18) has to leave home in the early parts of the morning to go to school or work every day. Travelling...

Durban: The Government Is Attempting To Evict People Living With Disabilities

“All we want is to remain at the centre, work and get our money. Our families are hungry,” visually impaired Evelyn Gumede told the...

The Psychological Burden of Living With HIV

“It’s hard to be young and HIV positive.” Twenty-three-year-old Saidy Brown knows this all too well, writes MOSIBUDI RATLEBJANE.At the age of 14,...

Why Your Veganism Must Be Intersectional

Let’s talk food. No matter which angle we come at it from: food is political. The way the food you eat is produced, controlled,...

Why We Acknowledge The Students Who Refused To Stand For Israel’s...

Last week, two students at the Herzlia Middle School in Cape Town refused to stand for the Israeli national anthem during a graduation ceremony...

Your Palm Oil Consumption Is Killing Orangutans

This weekend a heartrending video that showed how palm oil growers wreak destruction on a baby orangutan’s rainforest habitat went viral on social media....

How Iran Discriminates Against The Baha’i Minority

On 2 November international civil society alliance Civicus hosted an event that showcased the persecution faced by the Baha’i people by the Islamic theocracy...

Global Solidarity For Writer Barred Entry To Palestinian Literary Festival

Writers have expressed solidarity with prominent Palestinian-American writer Susan Abulhawa who was detained and then deported by Israel. Israel blocked the writer from attending...

At Gender-Based Violence Summit, Ramaphosa Calls For ‘Tangible Solutions’

“The murder of womxn* in this country is corroding the soul of our nation,” President Cyril Ramaphosa said. He was addressing a room filled...

Mohammed Tamimi’s Father: “We Thought He Was Going To Die”

Fadel Tamimi thrusts his smartphone into my face to show me a gory video of doctors removing a bullet from his 15-year-old son's head....

Jamal Khashoggi And Bridging The Gap Between Fact And Fiction

In what has been described as a premeditated murder by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Riyadh’s explanation for Jamal Khashoggi's death is riddled with...

Mandela-Gandhi Peace Walk Comes To SA

A group of seven peace activists from various countries including South Africa, India and Japan have embarked on a peace walk across South Africa...

Ubumbano Wants To Empower Communities To Tell Their Own Stories

Your smartphone is a powerful tool. It is a basis of a terrible inequality, and one of the reasons that the Democratic Republic of...

The Role Of Families In Preventing Violence In Schools

On the 17th of  September 2018, the minister of basic education, Angie Motshekga, called on law enforcement agencies to help quell the recent spate...

White Liberals Can’t Escape Scrutiny

The attention and political discourse that is emerging as a result of the recent racist outbursts like that of Adam Catzavelos, Vicki Momberg, Penny...

Bunny Chows And Guptas: The Heritage Of South African Indians

The bunny chow: a dish ingrained in the fabric of South African culture. So much so that its successor, the kota, has been credited as...
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