Identity

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...

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...
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