Opinion

Why Gaza is not a game for us to simply pick...

A few days ago I was contacted by an online radio station with an invitation to join a discussion about the war in Gaza....

#sexistSA: Academic spaces are far from safe

As a young girl, I had a number of awful encounters with sexual violence. I was raped in my early teen years and endured...

#WearADoek? For who? For what?

In the margins of my childhood in Pacaltsdorp there was always the doek - floral, kitsch, oriental, often political - printed cloths mapping endless...

Seven reasons you should get a higher education

First we had SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng fudging his matric results and now we have Dr Pallo Jordan faking a PhD. Are our leaders...

Gaza, the Middle East and a lot left unsaid: a response...

A recent article published in the Daily Maverick sought to provide historical context to the current quagmire that is the Middle East. But as...

A story of rape: From one mom to another 

The cold wind pierced my skin, drying the tears that had begun to form in the corner of my eye. I was trying to...

Standing up for justice must be based on consistent values

There is a verse of the Quran that has inspired my activism for social justice: “Stand firmly for justice, even if it might be...

Rating Africa’s performance at #FIFA2014: Week two

Internal strife, tense fightbacks, remarkable tenacity and resilience rounds up a second week of resilience from Africa's teams. YASSER ALLY reports. Cameroon Group : Brazil, Croatia,...

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...

The welfare budget and the economy

Daily Vox contributor AALIA CASSIM, economist at the Development Policy Research Unit at the University of Cape Town, joined Power FM's Eusebius McKaiser to...

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...

Ari Sitas: “June 1976 was a point of no return”

ARI SITAS, sociology professor at UCT, reflects on the events of June 1976 and what it meant to be a young person then. I was...

Stop the whining

Okay. That’s it. I’ve had enough. THESE ARE THE ALL CAPS OF ME HAVING HAD ENOUGH," writes KAREN JEYNES.

So, about the elections…

I can’t decide if I am apathetic or just resigned to a desperate lack of choices thatinspire any kind of loyalty.

On respecting the right to make bad decisions: a message to...

Last week Abahlali baseMjondolo surprised many people when it announced that the shackdwellers’ movement would be endorsing the Democratic Alliance in the general election on 7 May. The movement has come in for vociferous criticism from South African Leftists, which, says JARED SACKS, is misplaced.

Open letter to Visvin Reddy: we are South Africans, cuzzie!

IQBAL MUSA writes an open letter Visvin Reddy, he of "Indians who complain of the ANC must go back to India."

To spoil or not to spoil… that is the question

How, in our much praised, globally-revered, Hollywood-ised“democracy” have we come to a situation twenty years in where the youth are talking about their lack of options and potentially spoiling their ballots? - Lisa Golden writes

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.

ANC Northern Cape: The Goliath to minority parties

The Northern Cape boasts an array of “platteland” areas which feel so far removed from reality, they are often unable to familiarise themselves with...

EFF for the win! (but not the power)

ILHAAM RAWOOT supports the ascendancy of the EFF, she just does not feel they should be in power just yet.
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