Human Dignity

Endometriosis: Recognising and Understanding it

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) endometriosis affects roughly 10% (190 million) of menstruators globally. Raising awareness to educate the public...

Poverty Shaming has no place in South Africa

The unemployment rate in South Africa is at 32.6%. The pandemic worsened employment opportunities as many industries were affected adversely.  Added to...

Marikana settlement residents begin rebuilding

After a fire ripped through 49 households in the Marikana informal settlement in Cato Crest, the community is beginning to rebuild. 

No to benches to memorialise forced removals from Simonstown

Ling Shepherd visited Simonstown to see a new set of benches commissioned to commemorate the forced removal of Black and Coloured people...

France and the hijab: The problem is France

By Iram Yousuf  Earlier this morning the French Senate passed an amendment that would make it illegal for girls...

Marikana settlement residents in desperate need of help after fire

Residents at the Marikana informal settlement in Cato Crest, Durban are in desperate need of assistance after a fire destroyed several households.

Cape Town wildfires: Here’s how you can help

As wildfires in Cape Town continue, forcing evacuations in several areas, many of us are watching in horror, feeling helpless. There is...

Contentious Chinese cotton sparks celebs’ brand boycott

Lay Zhang, Jackson Wang and Wang Yibo are three well-known celebrities from China and Hong Kong. But in March, the trio made...

Ten times the Democratic Alliance was kak

Like most of us, I enjoy a good internet list. So there I was, reading about ten celebrity break-ups that broke us...

Five human rights trends in SA: Activists fight back as COVID-19...

On Human Rights Day, global civil society alliance CIVICUS outlines five human rights trends in South Africa that look set to continue...

Covid-19 relief grant recipients: Poverty alleviation must be consistent

In a recent ANC Lekgotla President Cyril Ramaphosa – in his capacity as president of the ANC – said the party had...

Nazeer Sonday on the need for protecting agricultural land

When visiting Table Mountain, you will find flat land that runs between the mountain into another mountain scape. The flat land which...

Jwara! Induna’s Daughter: An extract

Born into privilege, Joyce Piliso­Seroke questioned her environment. She grew up in a gated compound for the mining elite at Crown Mines...

#LGBTILife: The reality of one woman’s journey for a name change...

The Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, recently met with various Trans Activist Coalition groups in order to improve service delivery...

I don’t want to call myself Coloured anymore

Words are not benign, says Ling Shepherd “Coloured”, “Boesman”, “Khoisan”, “Hottentot”, “Hotnot” and “Vaal Japie” –  all descriptive words...

It’s 2020 and Bantu Steve Biko is more relevant than ever

September 12 marks 43 years since the death of Bantu Stephen Biko. His murder robbed us of one of our greatest minds....

Halo Project SA Wants To Empower Drug And Aids Centre

Within the streets of Meadowlands, Soweto the South African Drug and Aids Council (SADAAC) can be found. The centre was founded by...

Poem For Alexandra

By PRYZ da poet Where do I begin to describe Alexandra,  A place where lots of...

A Sanctuary For Traumatised LGBTI Asylum Seekers

The most important thing for LGBTIQ+ asylum seekers and refugees faced with stigma and discrimination in foreign countries is to have their...

Chinese South Africans Take “Hate Speech” Case To Equality Court

The Equality Court has heard The Chinese Association's (TCA) legal case against 12 respondents accused of hate speech, harassment and unfair discrimination....
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