Identity

In Conversation With Poet Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

Full-time freelance photographer and writer, Saaleha Idrees Bamjee has released her debut poetry collection, Zikr. She 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...

On Identity And Wholeness: Four Authors Share Their Reflections

Who are we? Conceptualisations of home, identity and wholeness are pertinent questions. Identity can refer to who we are, where we come from, who...

Toya Delazy: Why I Named And Shamed A Homophobic Bully

Pop star Toya Delazy has been hit with heavy criticism from some Zulu men on Twitter over the past few days, after she posted...

#BTSComeback: The Answer Is Here!

"You can't stop me lovin' myself," BTS sing in their single Idol that dropped on August 24. ARMY were beside themselves in...

Your Hajj And Eid-Ul-Adha Questions Answered

From August 9 till August 13, thousands of Muslims will be gathered in Saudi Arabia for the holy pilgrimage of Hajj.  This marks one...

The Hardships Of Living As A Trans Woman In Durban

August is Women's Month in South Africa, with 9 August being a Women's Day. Meanwhile a total shutdown march was organised across all provinces...

ESCR: SA Must Fulfil Its Human Rights Obligations For All South...

On Saturday the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) co-hosted a solidarity meeting with Abahlali baseMjondolo in partnership with Socio-Economic Rights...

What Zayn Malik Meant To Us As Brown Directioners

It was March 25, 2015 when Zayn Malik left boy band One Direction. He broke Directioners hearts all over the world, but his brown...

Why Obama’s Speech Did Not Give Us Feels

You could hear a pin drop as former US president Barack Obama delivered the 16th annual Nelson Mandela lecture at the Wanderers Stadium on...

How To Feel When A Coloniser State Wins The World Cup

"Why are you supporting France in the FIFA World Cup? Because of Kylian Mbappé? But France committed/commits atrocities in Africa" If you exist in...

100 Mandela Moments: A Review

July 18, 2018 marks the centenary of Nelson Mandela. The first democratically elected president of the Republic of South Africa would have turned 100...

Nozizwe Cynthia Jele Explores Imperfection And Forgiveness In Her Latest Book

A funeral is an important symbolic ritual. It brings together friends and family in a celebration of life, a grief of loss and an...

Palestinian Journalist Janna Jihad On Being A Child Under Occupation

Twelve-year-old Janna Jihad has been labelled the world's youngest journalist. She comes from the West Bank in Palestine where she uses her voice to...

Bo-Kaap Interdicted For Protesting For Their Community

The Bo-Kaap community was interdicted by one of the developers who are seeking to gentrify the community. On July 4, the Blok Urban Living...
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