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Mampintsha And Babes Wodumo Hold Guns

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

My people’s deaths in Beirut do not matter as much as...

On Saturday the world woke up to tragedy. Carnage in Beirut and Paris. In what seems to have been the work of the Islamic...

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...

The Butchers Of Marikana Won

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

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)...

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...

A very serious, not-a-joke letter to Eskom

Dear Eskom, I understand that we are a nation with a power crisis right now and that it is somewhat beyond your current control –...

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...

Is Blackface Just A White People Thing?

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

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Why are unpaid internships still a thing?

This week, a Cape Town-based fashion editor posted a tweet advertising a week-long unpaid internship. The idea of interns funding themselves for the time...

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...

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...
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