Opinion

“Under Capitalism, No Black Person Ever Dies By ‘Natural Causes’”

COMMENT Whether we are aware of it or not, we see Black people as living synonymous with labour, especially...

Born Frees and Nelson Mandela: The Kids Don’t Understand Their Father

COMMENT The Born Free Generation is 25 years old. I will be 25 in September. We were the ones...

Willingness Of Young People Makes All The Difference In Transforming Communities

COMMENT As members of the Sustained Dialogue team at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation one of the many...

Marxist Scholar Harold Wolpe’s Ideas Still Speak To South Africa’s Problems

COMMENT During the apartheid period in South Africa – 1948 to 1994 – a lively intellectual culture of opposition emerged on some of the country’s...

Zodwa Wabantu Reveals Her Homophobia and Transphobia

COMMENT On a recent episode of reality-tv show Zodwa Wabantu Uncensored, the titular star Zodwa Libram (also known as...

When Black People With Nice Things Get Scrutinised

COMMENT Being black and middle-class in South Africa means having a strange relationship with money. A relationship that...

Only A 1976 Situation Can Change The Lives Of SA Youth

COMMENT This year marks the 43rd anniversary of the June 1976 massacre, and it has become apparent that the...

English Pronunciation Does It Really Matter That Much?

COMMENT South Africa is a diverse linguistic community that’s not only influenced by its eleven official languages, but...

UKZN Is Still A Colonial Institution

COMMENT Last month, the Witness published a story of one Mr Vincent Luxolo Mtyende, a lecturer at the University...

SONA Debate: Did The #FeesMustFall MPs Give Me Something To Look...

COMMENT A wave of novelty visited my senses as I watched the State of the Nation Address (SONA) debate...

The Harry Potter Books Are Timeless, JK Rowling Not So Much

COMMENT Ask any 90s kid and they are likely to say that the Harry Potter books were a big...

Is Blackface Just A White People Thing?

COMMENT By LAWRENCE MASHIYANE After seeing a viral video of Batswana comedian, William Last KRM,...

Victims of Sexual Violence in Sudan Deserve Justice

COMMENT Today, as we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we demand accountability...

What Have Women Benefited In The Past 25 years Of Democracy?

SPONSORED COMMENT On May 2, 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa should have signed the national strategic plan against gender based...

Are We Willing to Send Our Parents to Jail?

SPONSORED COMMENT The current trajectory of South Africa’s attempt to rebuild from the Zuma (plus the last 5 Mbeki)...

The “New Dawn” Might Work For The ANC, But Not For...

COMMENT At his inauguration as the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa pleaded with Zimbabweans to rally behind his presidency...

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...

Navigating Gwede’s fog around SA’s voting system

Wits academic, DARYL GLASER argues that the proportional representation system is the best fit for South Africa's elector system. No one is fooled. When ANC Secretary-General Gwede...

Waiting for Bill Gates’ miracles: debunking his climate and energy policy

After listening to Bill Gates delivering this year's Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, ALEX LENFERNA believes that Gates' approach is misguided and demonstrates a misunderstanding...

I won’t be voting ANC until they self-correct

SAJID GANI says the ANC, despite its proud history, must be taught a lesson at the polls.  There are many skeletons in the ANC's past....
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