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Binwe Adebayo on writing about Black Love

Binwe Adebayo, writer, founder and managing director of baby mogul has contributed to a new collection of essays. Notes on Love is...

#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...

Terry-Ann Adams is writing about Eldorado Park

Terry-Ann Adams is the author of the soon-to-be released book, Those Who Live in Cages. The book, set in Eldorado Park, is...

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...

Coloured Culture, real or imagined?

By Ling Sheperd Marike de Klerk once said Coloured people are the people that were left behind after all...

Beyoncé’s “Black Is King” Features Mzansi Stars

In June Beyoncé surprised fans with a 70 seconds teaser trailer of her visual album: Black Is King. The 24 Grammy award-winning...

Free Speech, A Pillar Of Decolonisation

COMMENT In 1988 something bizarre happened in the literary world. The novel, a genre in it’s recline into irrelevance,...

Sarah Ladipo Manyika On Her Best-Selling Novel In Dependence

Researching for my interview with Sarah Ladipo Manyika, I came across a Facebook post where she expressed her joy at being in...

Ming-Cheau Lin Makes Sense Of A Confused Identity In ‘Yellow And...

Yellow And Confused is the latest release from cookbook author, blogger and storyteller Ming-Cheau Lin. It is a deeply personal and in-depth...

Hasan Minhaj Is Out Repping Brown People And We Stan

It was the 2016 Democrat Convention. Hillary Clinton would be taking on Donald Trump in the 2016 United States Presidential Election. Clinton's...

The Sweet Taste Of Pakistan In Fordsburg

In the small block that constitutes the Fordsburg Square area, cuisines from all around the world can be if found. If you’re...

Fordsburg Food Tour: Discover Joburg’s Hidden Culinary Gems

PART II On the edges of the Johannesburg Central Business District, you will find the area of Fordsburg. With...

How Fordsburg Has Evolved From The Gold Rush To Now

PART I Growing up as Indian South African, Fordsburg was the place to buy halaal meats, spices, jewellery and...

Home Affairs: It’s Up to Women To Check If Surname Was...

The department of home affairs acknowledged reports that some women’s surnames had been changed without their consent after marriage, in a statement...

Nicole Dennis-Benn’s ‘Patsy’ Is A Brave Take On Freedom And Motherhood

Societies have reproduced motherhood almost as a state of martyrdom. In becoming mothers, women are expected to forfeit themselves and adhere to...

Conjuring Soft Magic With Storyteller Upile Chisala

“Growing up, I never read books by black women,” the Malawian storyteller Upile Chisala told an audience at the Sandton Exclusive Books...

Beauty Bias, And The Creation Of Pretty Privilege

EXPLAINER Let’s be frank: the more attractive society perceives you to be, the more social and economic opportunities you...

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...

5 Reason We Love Halle Bailey As The Little Mermaid

If you haven’t heard by now (where have you been?), the Disney classic, The Little Mermaid is being rebooted as a live-action...

Airport Security Protocols Must Respect Bodily Integrity

News that a Muslim woman was made to remove her headscarf by security at the OR Tambo International Airport has raised censure....
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