Opinion

Under The Eyes Of COVID-19: Grief And Otherness

The grief that the international community is feeling because of the COVID-19 pandemic is not at all exceptional. In fact, those without...

Doha Peace Deal and the Security Implications for India

The United States and the Taliban signed a historic peace agreement in Doha on Feb 29, 2020. The deal calls for complete...

Food Aid Parcels In South Africa Could Do With A Better...

Hester Vermeulen, University of Pretoria; Carmen Muller, University of Pretoria, and Hettie Carina Schönfeldt, University of Pretoria Food insecurity...

We Need Long-lasting Solutions For South Africa’s Informal Settlement Residents

By Lauren Royston and Maanda Makwarela It has taken a very long time for land reform to be taken...

COVID-19 and Women’s Health

By Sibusiso Mkwananzi, CSDA South Africa has now been included in the countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It...
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We Are The Ones That Will Save Us

As an avid observer of global politics, I’ve noticed that there is a sense that a politician will be the one to...

The Mixed Messaging From Our Political Leaders Is Hurting Us

Most  South Africans are hurting. Those who are not may soon be in the same boat. As we begin the year 2020,...

Implications Of Business Rescue Proceedings for SAA

Next month the president is expected to take the nation into his confidence about the challenges facing South Africa’s state owned enterprises,...

A Response To Comrade Siya Nyulu’s On The EFF Student Command

COMMENT The proposal to dissolve the EFF student command is plausible and worth debating. In...

Redistributing Wealth Is The Best Kind Of Empowerment

COMMENT Bill Gates briefly became the world’s richest person again according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. Amazon CEO Jeff...

Before Parliament, Ramaphosa Shows He Doesn’t Get It On GBV

OPINION “Women should not have to protect themselves from men. They should feel safe and secure with us...

The Butchers Of Marikana Won

COMMENT What to make of the fact that the people who set the Marikana massacre in motion now sit...

Writing About The Cape Flats When You’re Not From There

COMMENT The history of blackness in the South African context is most aptly described as tumultuous and divided. Apartheid...

Mampintsha And Babes Wodumo Hold Guns

COMMENT A disturbing photograph of a popular musicians Mandla 'Mampintsha' Maphumulo with his girlfriend and abuse victim Bongekile...

We Cannot Microwave Social Change

COMMENT The quest to build a non-sexist, inclusive and interconnected South Africa is a painstakingly difficult process that will...

“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...
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