Opinion

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...

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,...
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