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[OPINION] Stop bullying Miss SA!

South Africa’s ministry of arts and culture is the latest to pressurise the Miss South Africa Organisation. They withdrew their support for Miss...

5 ways art can fight youth unemployment in South Africa

 As one of the key drivers that contribute to economic growth and job creation in the country, the art, culture and heritage...

Is Facebook’s name change a self fulfilling dystopia

The company formerly known as Facebook has changed its name to Meta. An audacious move that appropriates the term  “Metaverse”, which is...

What is in a word – ableism

What is in a word, ableism, that is what. Yes, I can imagine the able bodied are busy trying to “get back...

The Daily Vox’s take on the defining issues of #LGE2021

There are now 11 days left for the 2021 local elections. Political parties are rounding up their campaigns and doing a final...

You can’t pray mental illness away

October is Mental Health Awareness month in South Africa. South Africa is also a deeply religious country. That’s why it is important...

Making economic policy in South Africa in hard times: the role...

Sandra Liebenberg, Stellenbosch University The role that human rights should play in South Africa’s...

White privilege: what it is, what it means and why understanding...

Nuraan Davids, Stellenbosch University; Karolyn Tyson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Kevin Driscoll, University of...

Things can’t stay the same: think black again!

I open the news channel on television these days and a lot quickly floods my mind. I just can't let go of...

The River Club redevelopment will create both jobs and a beautiful...

RIGHT OF REPLY RESPONSE Response by the Liesbeek Leisure Properties Trust. The article “The Amazon Development might bring jobs...

Sports talent goes undiscovered as poverty and inequality grows

Tatjana Schoenmaker, South Africa’s gold-medal-girl, acted as a beacon of hope for the country when she proved to be the best breaststroke...

The Charlotte Maxeke narrative: What about the others?

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) is forging narratives to create a certain viewpoint. The purpose is to make sense of the...

Impossible to evade GBV tsunami as South African women

During the first three weeks of the Covid-19 lockdown, government statistics recorded more than 120 000 victims. Across all racial, class, and...

Improving ethical leadership in our public institutions

The South African state has failed at multiple levels to assure society of its commitment to building a social compact premised on...

Universities must prioritise support for student mental health

According to the World Health Organisation, more than 30% of university students have experienced a common mental disorder in the past year....

What it means to be unemployed as a person with a...

On Monday I sat in a Zoom meeting with other Disabled people. We were discussing vaccine accessibility challenges. One of the statistics...

Who heals the healer?

“I’m okay. I’m hanging in there. You know how it is,” writes Dr. Anastacia Tomson as she navigates being a woman, a...

How to console someone when words are not enough

I feel like a broken record when sending condolences messages. The ways of saying it may differ, but the helplessness behind it...

The virtual reality of death

Grief is something you don’t overcome. These last two years we have witnessed death at unprecedented levels. The pandemic has caused us...

Poverty Shaming has no place in South Africa

The unemployment rate in South Africa is at 32.6%. The pandemic worsened employment opportunities as many industries were affected adversely.  Added to...
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