Opinion

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,...

Navigating Gwede’s fog around SA’s voting system

Wits academic, DARYL GLASER argues that the proportional representation system is the best fit for South Africa's elector system. No one is fooled. When ANC Secretary-General Gwede...

How the incompetence of BDS-SA has promoted Zionism in SA

It takes special skill to turn the fight for Palestinian rights into a marginal movement in a country where the vast majority identify with...

(Dis)trust damages campuses

Student protests across campuses nationwide signal that the trust between students and management/staff is fractured. This mistrust arguably goes beyond single issues such as fees...

Across the world, income and wealth inequality continue to rise

The damning statistics in the latest Oxfam global inequality report have many talking. MUSA MANZA explains what it means for South Africa, and what...

The Butchers Of Marikana Won

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

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...

It’s the system (but not the online one) that is broken...

Since the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) opened its new online admission system for entry into grade 1 and 8 on 11 April 2016,...

Aaisha’s Ramadaan diaries, Day 16: On understanding protest

Day 16: On understanding protest When I was in third year, I sat in in a lecture where we debated the semantics of service delivery...

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...

A salute to the young and the restless

"The lesson of 1976 is that your freedom lies in your own hands," writes FERIAL HAFFAJEE. Walking in the footsteps of the June 16 generation is always...

Ebola returns to Liberia, but this time without the panic

News of the resurgence of Ebola cases in Liberia weeks after it was declared free of the virus has been worrying and even discouraging...

How Ubuntu faded from parenting

My partner and I moved to Cosmo City when we found out I was pregnant with our son three years ago. The area is...

You can’t stop gender violence over these 16 days – but...

There are ways for ordinary people to help end sexual violence, but it's going to take a lot more than 16 days to do...

It’s not just the iftar meal that’s been coloured by the...

I’m old enough to remember when that Nando’s Dubai Ramadaan advert was first flighted. From over the seas, I watched the ad on my third-world broadband...

Generations returns … and we’re kind of unimpressed

On Monday night South Africans geared up for the return of the country's most watched soap opera, the recently revamped Generations - The Legacy....

Aaisha’s Ramadan diaries: On Muslim women, samoosas, and “breaking stereotypes”

Day 20: This one is going to be a bit of a rant. I am SO TIRED of the way Muslim women continually are represented, by...

Day 22: On performing Muslimness for the applause

I’m going to begin with a caveat: The following is a reminder and message to myself before anyone else. Just as all my previous...

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 –...

TAC: Nodding along to protesters at #AIDS2016 is not enough

Mark Heywood, the director of social justice organisation Section27 and a board member of the Treatment Action Campaign addressed the media on the sidelines of the International Aids conference...
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