Identity

Unpacking the so-called “Coloured” vote and why it’s not just a...

November 1 marks the day of the 2021 local government elections. The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) reported that 26.2-million South...

[REVIEW] Angeliena on Netflix is as kitschy as it is kak

Netflix has reported that western audiences love South African content. These audiences are three times more likely to travel here, after...

KhoiKhoi is the mother of all mother tongues says Jeffrey Oarasib

Jeffrey Oarasib has been elevating the preservation of the KhoiKhoi language through poetry, and rapping. He is a Khoi language reclamation artist...

Oppie Yaart is a healing space and community garden

In Elsies River on the Cape Flats, Lucelle Campbell is part of a community garden, Oppie Yaart. Food security in South Africa...

Dr Simone Peters is bringing academic nuance to the coloured community

With her doctoral thesis, Dr Simone Peters aims to show an alternative narrative of ‘coloured’* identities, specifically ‘coloured’ men. Dr. Peters’ research,...

Tackling anti-Blackness in the Coloured community

Coloured people are anti-Black. It is so inherent amongst Coloured people but it is the rot in our community most often overlooked....

EXTRACT: But He Speaks So Well by Ivan Johnson

Journey with Ivan Johnson in this memoir of an identity crisis as the high­spirited boy from a close-­knit family on the Cape...

#LGBQTILife: We need to be advocating for more inclusive shelters

The safety and protection of LGBTIQA+ folk should be at the forefront of our government’s planning agenda. Sadly it is not. Inclusive...

Barakat is a must-see South African film

The film Barakat is a love letter to an entire community.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-4WmEoxD8Q Read more:...

“Aunty” Fatima Sydow is here to teach you how to cook

Watching a social media video of Fatima Sydow cooking feels like being in the kitchen with a much-loved family member. From her...

Boeberaand is a celebration and a metaphor for life

Ramadan marks the month when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. During the fast, no food or drink is consumed –  yes...

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...

Asanda Ngoasheng: Why racial sensitivity and social justice training must begin...

During her time lecturing journalism at Wits University and Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Asanda Ngoasheng became interested in developing a...

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...

In his own words: Geralt Cloete on using the arts to...

Geralt Cloete is an MA student in Dramatic Arts at Wits University. He is from a small town in the Northern Cape....

It’s 2020 and skin lightening products continue to exist

Racism around the world is well documented, but many people don’t realise that it can occur not just when one race discriminates...

No, Indian South Africans are not persecuted. Here’s the data.

The National Indian Congress of SA (NICSA) wants South African Indians residing in #eThekwini to "Park by the Pozie" on December 12....

Riz Ahmed is searching for home in Mogul Mowgli

With the release of the film, Mogul Mowgli, Riz Ahmed cinematises the message from his album, The Long Goodbye and Saadat Hasan...

Chatting Korean beauty standards and K-pop with Frances Cha

“I would live your life so much better than you if I had your face…” muses a character in Frances Cha’s debut...
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