Identity

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...

Let’s be real – Kasi Mlungu is problematic AF

Wouldn't it be nice if I woke up tomorrow morning and decided from now on I am white? I would be "The black white"...

Humans are just not built for monogamy

When we are children, we are told that one day we will grow up, get married, and when we're ready (to have children) –...

Five ways black bodies resisted conforming to old white traditions in...

The year of asinavalo has come with nothing short of dololo chill. Black bodies have resisted assimilation and conformity with white traditions in various...

Education MEC to probe high school following girls’ outcry

Pretoria High School for Girls will be investigated by Gauteng Department of Education authorities following allegations of racism against the institution. “You have my support,...

Ruth First 2016: Our reflections on rage and violence

The Ruth First Memorial Lecture was, once again, extraordinary. Each speaker presenting on the theme, “Rage and Violence in our Politics” produced papers that...

Why is violence on Black women’s bodies so normalised on our...

I have been listening and reading some of the things being said about‪ #‎RememberKhwezi‬. I think I have come out with more questions than answers. 1....

Why South African Indians should identify as black

INDIRA GOVENDER reflects on whether you need to display "struggle credentials" before you can speak on racism and injustice in South Africa. Mishka Wazar's column about whether...

What I learnt about Father’s Day in South Africa

On June 19, South Africa celebrated Father's Day with the rest of the world. But WANELISA XABA says there are a few inconsistencies in...

Muslim and ZCC students forced to remove religious head coverings at...

In light of the #RespekTheDoek campaign, reports of two incidents of students being asked to remove their head coverings have emerged at the NWU...

Human rights? What human rights? Rich people have more rights than...

On Monday, South Africa will be commemorating Human Rights Day under the theme of Anti-Racism. This annual public holiday is to remind South Africans...

Muslim women, you don’t need to be validated by World Hijab...

February 1st is commemorated as World Hijab Day. This is an initiative by Bangladeshi-American Nazma Khan. It's meant to "foster religious tolerance...

World Hijab Day: encouraging understanding, or an empty gesture?

February 1st is World Hijab Day, a day on which women who aren't Muslim or don't observe the practice of hijab (dressing...

No jobs for South African Indians?

Claims have been made, by the DA in particular, that proposed new amendments to employment equity legislation will put Indian South Africans out of their jobs immediately. RUMANA AKOOB explores
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