Identity

Wearing Or Not Wearing Makeup Should Be A Woman’s Prerogative

"You look so different without makeup", "I prefer women who don't wear makeup", "You look so tired without makeup", "You're a feminist, but you...

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,...

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...

Modernity, spirituality and tradition: My ancestors are my force of belief

With South Africa's rich history and shameful past - where our identities were distorted - young people constantly battle to maintain our sense of...

5 Women Who Fought Racists And Patriarchs For Our Freedom

The liberation struggle is saturated with images of men who fought against the apartheid state for our political freedom, to the exclusion of women....

Johan Pienaar: AfriForum Has Captured Afrikaner Identity

Often described as a civil rights organisation, South African non-profit organisation (NPO) AfriForum describes its mission as "to ensure that the basic conditions for...

5 Things You Never Knew About Black Revolutionary Robert Sobukwe

Forty years ago on this day, February 27, Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe passed away. Sobukwe was a prominent South African political dissident who...

Want To Enter Into A Muslim Marriage In SA? Here Are...

Arising out of the discussions at a recent workshop organised by the Muslim Personal Law (MPL) Network, it was clear that Muslims in South...

Uzalo gets lit as GC walks out of his own wedding

After days of anticipation, Uzalo viewers rejoiced this week after soapie bae GC finally stood up to his father and refused to go ahead...

Recycling In Brown Families

Global Recycling Day happens on March 18. Created in 2018 it celebrates the importance recycling plays in preserving the planet. It encourages people to...

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...

10 Instapoets We Love

Instapoets have become iconic. Racking up hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram, these poets are doing the impossible: making poetry accessible. They fill...

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...

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...

Afro-pessimism is the greatest form of Black optimism

Amid debates surrounding the "politics" of fallism, Zama Mthunzi reflects on the confusion surrounding Afro-pessimism. Afro-pessimism has been misconceived as a field of thought that...

Professor Neil Roos: How Ordinary Whites Were Caught In Apartheid Society

To understand the history of the ideology of race, and fighting racism to eventually reach the utopia of non-racialism, we need to understand and...

Sibahle Collection: A Doll For Everyone

European beauty standards continue to be pervasive in society with most products including toys in the consumer market reaffirming those standards. Sibahle Collection is...

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...

5 Woke Youtubers Worth Your Data

Seemingly everybody is starting a YouTube channel to showcase the same personalities and to tell us the same dos and dont’s in black households....

The Oral Tradition Behind South African Names

Phumzile Simelane Kalumba first started considering the significance of names when she had to name her own children. She and her husband considered the...
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