Identity

How Iran Discriminates Against The Baha’i Minority

On 2 November international civil society alliance Civicus hosted an event that showcased the persecution faced by the Baha'i people by the Islamic theocracy...

Global Solidarity For Writer Barred Entry To Palestinian Literary Festival

Writers have expressed solidarity with prominent Palestinian-American writer Susan Abulhawa who was detained and then deported by Israel. Israel blocked the writer from attending...

Giving White People Honest Feedback About Racism

Noted antiracism practitioner Dr Robin Di Angelo, who coined the term white fragility, talks about how in her workshops she asks people of colour...

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...

Mohammed Tamimi’s Father: “We Thought He Was Going To Die”

Fadel Tamimi thrusts his smartphone into my face to show me a gory video of doctors removing a bullet from his 15-year-old son's head....

Mandela-Gandhi Peace Walk Comes To SA

A group of seven peace activists from various countries including South Africa, India and Japan have embarked on a peace walk across South Africa...

Why Iran Matters to Africa

What do the human rights of minorities in Iran, in the Middle East, have to do with Africans, writes MAZIAR BAHARI. I started to answer...

#BloodFriday: Coloured Community Say They Are Tired Of Suffering

It was the death of Heather Peterson, a 45-year-old woman from Westbury that sparked the widespread protests amongst the coloured communities in Gauteng. Peterson...

Qarnita Loxton: On Writing Cape Town’s Sex And The City

Born and bred in Cape Town, Qarnita Loxton started writing as a way of keeping herself busy. Being a shy child, she had always...

Magic And Reality Clash In Mohale Mashigo’s “Intruders”

Mohale Mashigo's latest literary offering Intruders is a rollercoaster of a read. Moving from monster-chasing in Bloemfontein to escaping the end of...

Coloured Mentality Wants To Help You To Initiate Change In Cape...

If you're a person of colour with innovative ideas on how to solve structural inequalities in the city of Cape Town, this one's for...

White Liberals Can’t Escape Scrutiny

The attention and political discourse that is emerging as a result of the recent racist outbursts like that of Adam Catzavelos, Vicki Momberg, Penny...

Bunny Chows And Guptas: The Heritage Of South African Indians

The bunny chow: a dish ingrained in the fabric of South African culture. So much so that its successor, the kota, has been credited...

In Conversation With Poet Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

Full-time freelance photographer and writer, Saaleha Idrees Bamjee has released her debut poetry collection, Zikr. Bamjee said she has always been a...

UCT’s New Inclusivity Policy For Sexual Orientation: What Students Think

The launch of UCT's Inclusivity Policy for Sexual Orientation has come during a time of relative calm at the institution. After a lengthy consultative...

Bantu Is A Powerful Reflection On Steve Biko’s Legacy

We are all familiar with the figure Stephen Bantu Biko or Steve Biko, but are we familiar with his ideas, his writings and his...

“We Are Not Post-Racial”: Author Kharnita Mohamed On Identity In SA

Called To Song is academic Kharnita Mohamed's debut novel. It delves into issues of race, gender and identity in post-apartheid South Africa. Mohamedâ's personal...

To The Brilliant Hermione Granger

Most 90s kids grew up with the Harry Potter franchise. We inhaled the books, flocked to the cinemas to see the films and can...

G@tvol Capetonian: What Of The Forgotten Ones? Pt. 1

Insouciance is a characteristic that's been lodged against coloured people of the Cape for years. In April 2018, however, G@tvol Capetonian arrived to put...

Apartheid Denialism And Freedom Of Speech

Why is apartheid denialism in South Africa not a crime? More to the point, why is apartheid denialism not even mentioned in the bill...
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