Human Dignity

Competing Petitions Launched Following Zodwa Wabantu’s Anti-Gay Rant

Following the outcry by the queer community to get Zodwa Wabantu’s reality TV show cancelled in response to the reality star’s homophobic...

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,...

What exactly is ‘spatial apartheid’ and why is it still relevant?

For the past few months, the Reclaim the City campaign has been drawing attention to economic segregation and gentrification in the City of Cape...

“Under Capitalism, No Black Person Ever Dies By ‘Natural Causes’”

COMMENT Whether we are aware of it or not, we see Black people as living synonymous with labour, especially...

Burn Survivor Thembi Maphanga: It Started With Emotional Abuse

The furore around Babes Wodumo, radio personality Masechaba Ndlovu, and domestic abuse has sparked outrage on social media, with many people attacking Masechaba for...

‘Forcing Muslim Women To Remove Hijab Is Infringement Of Rights’

Removing the hijab worn in the form of a headscarf for a Muslim woman is a right infringment. This is according to...

The Butchers Of Marikana Won

COMMENT What to make of the fact that the people who set the Marikana massacre in motion now sit...

The Real Price Of A Degree: “We Will Never Be The...

BOOK REVIEW Thuthukani Nkosi, a master’s degree student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal has finally published his book The...

#JusticeForCapeFlats: Here’s Why People Are Turning Their Avis Orange

Over the past few weeks, orange profile pictures have appeared on social media in South Africa, apparently inspired by a similar campaign...

Uzalo’s New Storyline Tackles Albinism Myths And Killings

Mzansi's number one drama series Uzalo is set to bring to its viewers a new profound storyline that seeks to address the predicament of...

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....

Black-On-Black Colonialism: The Divide Between Francophone Cameroon And Anglophone Ambazonia

The struggle of the people of the English-speaking region of Cameroon made international headlines again last month when seven activists received prison sentences, ranging from...

Being Lesbian In Nigeria: ‘Under The Rainbow’ Doccie Tells The Human...

Queer Nigerians exist and are as complex and human as everybody else. This is the message behind Pamela Adie’s documentary ‘Under The...

The VAT Increase is an Assault On The Poor And Lower-Income...

South Africa is a highly unequal society and a unilateral increase on the least progressive tax component – Value Added Tax (VAT) – is...

In Pictures: The #SandtonShutdown Protest Against Gender-Based Violence And Femicide

On Friday, hundreds of people marched to Sandton, the business hub of the country, to protest gender-based violence and femicide, inspired by...

Shot & Detained Palestinian Teen Mahmoud Salah: Sister Pleads For International...

It was a Tuesday afternoon in California, the United States, when Amina Salah got a call from her family in Palestine saying...

‘Apartheid Flag Is Hate Speech’ – Nelson Mandela Foundation

On Tuesday, arguments were heard in the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s case before the Equality Court that displaying the apartheid-era flag of South...

The lived experience of racism Black South African Muslims go through...

Journalist, Nelisiwe Msomi, describes how black South African Muslims experience racism from fellow Muslims. As my taxi turned into Plein Street, I began to feel...

Ukuthwala: the sex trafficking scandal devastating rural South Africa

“Back home in the Eastern Cape, ukuthwala is normal and has always been, so long as one has the means to pay lobola and...

Queens Of The Kingdom: A Portrait Of Saudi Women

BOOK REVIEW The Saudi Arabian woman is veiled in mystery: global media narratives paint her as locked in a...
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