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2oceansvibe trolls #RhodesMustFall watchers

On Tuesday, streaming radio channel 2oceansvibe trolled readers with a provocative statement: if the statue goes, then shouldn’t UCT’s land be returned to the...

This artist’s re-imagination of diverse superheroes is on point!

If you’re an avid reader of comics then you’ll know that they aren’t always the most diverse in their character representations. While this has...

Operation Fiela: The campaign sucks but WTF was this tweet?

It has been described by some people as “state xenophobia”. Others have even gone so far as to call it “ethnic cleansing”. But the South African...

Parent’s post about Woolworths’ gender binaries blows up online

A frustrated mom, Paula Chaplin probably didn't expect her Facebook post on the lack of diversity in Woolworths' toddlers' clothing to blow up like...

Not much love lost for Jackie Selebi on social media

Former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi died this morning. He was 64. And while we hope he rests in peace, South Africans have not...

Is it time to rethink the Cape Coloured?

When you say “coloured” in South Africa, many already have a certain image in their heads. South Africa’s resident (coloured) puppet comedian, Chester Missing, caused a...

“Travelling the world isn’t that glamorous” – nomadic SA couple

Earlier this year, we caught up with the South African couple behind the How Far From Home blog, who cashed in their savings to travel the world....

Tone deaf women’s department trolls women

The Department of Women doesn’t have a stellar reputation to begin with. And on Thursday it went some way towards cementing that reputation for...

The Imperial Feminism of Captain Marvel

COMMENT Captain Marvel (portrayed by Brie Larson) is being hailed as the next best feminist superhero. It is the...

All hail king Kagiso Rabada!

On Tuesday, 20-year-old cricketing sensation Kagiso Rabada became the youngest South African player to take ten wickets in a single test match. The right-handed...

Five take-home messages from King Goodwill Zwelithini’s imbizo

Thousands of people flocked to King Goodwill Zwelithini’s imbizo at Moses Mabhida Stadium in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday, held in response the xenophobic violence sweeping...

Beards of the cricket World Cup: our top 8

India may have beaten South Africa by 130 runs yesterday, but if it’s any consolation – the Proteas’ beard game is far stronger. AAISHA...

Poverty porn and the problem with CEOs playing homeless

In less than a month, some of South Africa’s richest CEOs will sleep on the streets for the 702 Sun International SleepOut. The event aims...

EFF in public spat over corruption

The EFF MP Andile Mngxitama threw down the glove Thursday when he made allegations of corruption in the EFF and claimed the party was...

Mandla Mandela is a Muslim, with a new bride, and it’s...

Mandla Mandela, grandson of uTata Nelson Mandela, has made waves after marrying for the fourth time, this time to a Capetonian Muslim woman. And...

Discs over diapers: meet SA’s 2-year-old DJ

At an age where most kids are getting the hang of grammar and dropping their diapers, AJ Madumo Hlongwane is hanging headphones and dropping...

Youth leader Minhaj Jeenah’s rousing call to align Islam with the...

Ahead of Youth Day 2015 activist and chairperson of the Muslim Youth Movement, Minhaj Jeenah, gave a powerful talk at the Claremont Mosque reiterating...

Making Instagram a South African Hit

Photo and video sharing social network Instagram has hit 300 million monthly users, toppling Twitter as one of the world’s most popular applications. Who...

“Don’t try to make me feel bad because I am blue...

Sudanese model Nykhor Paul has posted a scathing criticism of makeup artists who fail to cater to dark-skinned models. In a post to photo-sharing platform...
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