Opinion

Structural violence that plays out every day in South Africa is...

Violence against foreign nationals has once more unfurled itself on South African front pages. Make no mistake; much of South Africa is outraged. We...

What happened when a black family tried to make reservations at...

MARTINA DAHLMANNS, who blogs at GunnaGirls, was fuming at her friends’ treatment by Azure restaurant at The 12 Apostles, Camps Bay, but is cautiously...

Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the most privileged of them...

Editor's note: Serena Crawford has now limited access to her Instagram account, so the embedded Instagram posts in this piece no longer work. Also, please...

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...

Dear black person, white people simply don’t see you

Five years ago I walked out in the middle of my South African political thought tutorial in absolute outrage after the whole class and...

Even the way we dress for graduation must be decolonised

Graduand WANDILE NGCAWENI believes the pomp and ceremony surrounding graduation ceremonies at South African universities is steeped in colonialism. And he’s having none of it. I...

So these people made R433 440 PER DAY off the SA...

For our latest report on updated figures of the earnings of Kishugu Holdings click here. For Working on Fire's own statement click here. So, a private...

Dr Gray: What really happened to the young man who died...

Last week a young man died after he was allegedly denied emergency treatment at two hospitals outside Durban. Following a public outrage over the...

#sexistSA: Why it’s okay to be single at 21

"Don't worry, you can have your 40th birthday and your bridal shower at the same time!", one of my friends so kindly reassured me...

There’s more to Eldorado Park than its drug dens and dealers

When a friend tagged me on Twitter to tell me the new Miss South Africa was from Eldorado Park I took notice. Suddenly our...

Like active virgins, BDS-SA’s activism is an oxymoron

Pro-Palestinian activist Muhammed Desai was thrown out of a Virgin Active gym on Wednesday, for the free-speech-protected act of wearing a political t-shirt. Daily Vox...

For Eldos to progress we must first let go of this...

The line separating Eldos from Kliptown and Soweto is as inconsistent as its electrical supply and water connections. But there’s a definite boundary when...

Jacob Zuma is a dangerous man (and we are in trouble)

There is a lot of screaming on social media over #ZumaMustFall. But if we are really serious about building a better, stronger society, it...

Dr Gray: When we allow politicians to tell us about medical...

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi last week suspended two doctors who performed a caesarian in a maternity ward, and subsequently lost both the mother and baby....

Emmanuel Sithole’s death raises questions about media ethics

Emmanuel Sithole came to Johannesburg from Mozambique, to make a living selling cigarettes on the pavements of Alexandra township. His path crossed that of...

How to smuggle a bicycle onto the Gautrain

Believe it or not, you actually can take a bicycle on the Gautrain. You just have to hide it away in a bag. "Why?" you...

Open Mosque: “The real problem is not closed mosques, it is...

Muslim gender activists have for years pushed for women to be included in the main section of the mosque, without barriers and without stigma....

Manager of the Durban International Film Festival resigns amid controversy

SARAH DAWSON, the manager of the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) has resigned over the interference of the University of Kwazulu Natal (UKZN) in...

Four years on, still no justice for Noxolo

Four years ago today, 24-year-old Noxolo Nogwaza was raped and murdered in KwaThema in Ekurhuleni, South Africa. The mother of two was on her...

How my taxi ride differed from Sisonke Msimang’s Uber experience

WANDILE NGCAWENI reflects on how a taxi ride taught them about the lived realities of, and differences between ordinary South Africans. On Saturday afternoons I...
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