Opinion

Foreign policy and the South African connection

How does international politics influence South Africans at the poll, asks FAHMIDA MILLER

Aaisha’s Ramadaan diaries, Day 27: On answered prayers, New Zealand, and...

Day 27: On answered prayers, New Zealand, and practising self-care After the stress and trauma of the Fees Must Fall protests, coupled with the pressure...

Rating Africa’s performance at #FIFA2014 (Week One)

Lacklustre, disappointing, mediocre and yet with the odd moment of wonder and delight... YASSER ALLY sums up the African teams' opening performances at the...

Is South Africa the right model for Palestine-Israel to follow?

Human rights activists attest to the similarities between apartheid South Africa and the conditions in which Palestinians live under Israeli occupation. Meanwhile, peace-negotiators often...

A letter for a Zimbabwe where fear cannot rule

Shortly after yesterday's arrest of Pastor Evan Mawarire, the leader of the #ThisFlag citizen protest movement, I walked back uptown from Harare's downtown charge...

Motherhood and the myth of work-life balance

I dislike the term balancing act because it suggests from the outset that you are not in control but are part of some amusement...

Xenophobia: not only a South African problem

Xenophobia is not only a South African concern, it’s a general African problem, because we all have prejudices against each other and are ignorant...

Aaisha’s Ramadaan diaries, Day 10: On sincerity

Day 10: Sincerity The thing about things is that sometimes, people don’t like things until it becomes a thing. Too much of the time we go...

CPUT’s military challenge to protesting students

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology's decision to move some of its exams to the Wingfield Military Base harkens back to the student protests...

Beau Blaise: The peacebroker or warmonger of Burkina Faso?

Over the past decade, France, in furtherance of its neo-colonial aspirations in West Africa, has portrayed Blaise Compaore, the recently-deposed president of Burkina Faso,...

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....

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)...

Why are some South African men so violent and can it...

“When you are a child, when your family are messing with you, you don’t know right from wrong. But when you grow up, you...

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....

Letter from Zimbabwe: Comrades Look East

In a six-week series, little comrade TENDAI MARIMA takes a look at what the big comrades in the Zimbabwean government are getting up to. This...

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...

Aaisha’s Ramadaan diaries, Day 24: On Taraweeh and Mufti Menk

Day 24: Taraweeh at Bosmont Masjid with Mufti Menk On Tuesday, my friend Naadira invited a couple of friends and me to her house for...

The “New Dawn” Might Work For The ANC, But Not For...

COMMENT At his inauguration as the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa pleaded with Zimbabweans to rally behind his presidency...

A sewer runs through it (My street, that is)

Hendry Road, Roseglen, was once a beautiful, clean road. Now a sewer runs through it. On Sunday I noticed a manhole overflowing onto the pavement in...

How well has the media fared through 20 years of democracy?

Twenty years into democracy, KOKETSO MOETI feels the media should bear as much scrutiny as any other public institution in South Africa.
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