Opinion

Aaisha’s Ramadaan diaries, Day 7: on bigotry

Day 7 The Quranic verse 17:37, وَلَا تَمْشِ فِي الْأَرْضِ مَرَحًا ۖ إِنَّكَ لَن تَخْرِقَ الْأَرْضَ وَلَن تَبْلُغَ الْجِبَالَ طُولًا roughly translates to, "Do not walk proudly...

Journalists must avoid hysteria over Ebola

Journalists need to up their game in the way they report the impact of Ebola on Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, says BERNADETTE PAULO,...

Aaisha’s Ramadaan diaries, Day 9: On showing your “jaat”

Day 9: Don’t show your jaat Fasting has had me on a short fuse the past couple of days. I don't know why, but for...

Palestine’s lost generation is resisting, but it’s not a third intifada…...

Palestinian youth, seen as the "lost generation of the Oslo Accords", continue to resist Israeli occupation on a daily basis. But will this be...

Looking ahead: The death of the rainbow and the rise of...

It took a fed-up Chumani Maxwele throwing faeces at the John Cecil Rhodes statue in on the University of Cape Town’s Upper Campus to...

My body, my flaws. Who are you to judge?

The recent furore around Lerato Kganyago, True Love magazine and Photoshop reminded LIZEKA MADUNA of the days when she was mocked for her weight,...

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...

Poverty porn and the problem with CEOs playing homeless

In less than a month, some of South Africa’s richest CEOs will sleep on the streets for the 702 Sun International SleepOut. The event aims...

Kimberley schoolboy rape: a case study on the ethics of reporting...

Often, in efforts to get the story out, journalists forget the consequences of their actions. The manner in which the assault and rape of...

I became a teacher because I wanted to, damnit!

At the end of a perfectly normal science lesson in class last week, I was asked: “Why did you become just a teacher, sir?” An...

Collins Chabane, just another casualty on South Africa’s deathly roads

News that Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane had died in a car crash on Sunday may have come as a shock, but...

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...

Waiting for Bill Gates’ miracles: debunking his climate and energy policy

After listening to Bill Gates delivering this year's Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, ALEX LENFERNA believes that Gates' approach is misguided and demonstrates a misunderstanding...

Your apartheid and ours: the Palestine-South Africa connection runs deep

DR RAMZY BAROUD says that the present struggle against apartheid in Palestine is not merely similar to that of South Africa. Both struggles are...

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...

These bright teens in Alex dare to ask the tough questions...

In preparation for the AIDS 2016 conference in Durban I have had some time to reflect. My travels around southern Africa with Unicef are...

Working through Islamophobia in corporate Cape Town

JESS MOUNEIMNE says she's had to hide her Muslim identity to prospective clients in an attempt to win business - and her experience hasn't garnered the same...

Adventures in Joburg: Why you should spend time milling about Melville

For the next six weeks, GOOLAM SAYNEDS takes you on a tour of Joburg. Hipsters and cynics, beware - Goolam is coming for you. Melville,...

Weekly Dissident: Menzi Maseko writes on black consciousness and jazz

MENZI MASEKO is a sociopolitical activist and cultural worker who upholds black consciousness and radical humanist principles mostly using the weapon of the arts and...

Aaisha’s Ramadaan diaries, Day 13: On trying to be nice

Day 13: On trying to be nice   There are endless verses in the Quran about enjoining good, and about the reward for goodness being nothing...
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