Opinion

Madiba belongs to all – political parties included

CHRISTOPHER TIFFLIN argues that the DA should be allowed to use images and quotes of Nelson Mandela because he is a national figure in the...

#LintonLies and voluntourism – why “allies” can never be “comrades”

Aspiring actress Louise Linton recently released an extract from her memoir detailing her experiences in Zambia as a young  white saviour idealistic volunteer. In it,...

The police, not #BlackLivesMatter, must find new paths

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has come under fire  for promoting violence, extremism and harm to police. Shootings, bigotry and excessive force are...

There are so many questions to put to Narendra Modi

EBRAHIM ESSA writes an open letter to Narenda Modi.Dear honourable prime minister of the motherland of my father and the fatherland of my mother and...

In Namibia, the challenges of living with HIV/AIDS are resolved...

 In Namibia, as elsewhere, SIYANDA MOHUTSIWA finds that the structural problems must be addressed to resolve issues related to HIV/AIDS. First, the Namibia of my imagination: a...

We like to pretend that our churches are bastions of progress...

AZAD ESSA feels the role of religion in our politics must be interrogated.When Pastor Andre Olivier said that white people hadn't taken anything from...

Aaisha’s Ramadaan diaries, Day 29: On doing what you love and...

Day 29: On doing what you love and loving what you doThere is a verse in Surah Rahman which I always, always come back...

It’s not about you – a response to Rebecca Davis

DESHNEE SUBRAMANY responds to Rebecca Davis' latest column and the Twitter spat that resulted from Davis' talk at the Claremont Main Road Mosque on...

Aaisha’s Ramadaan diaries, Day 28: On inspiration

Day 28: InspirationThere are so many things that inspire me on the daily that I could never pinpoint one and say that it's what...

Why Indian PM Narendra Modi Doesn’t Deserve The Red Carpet

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit South Africa at the end of the week, but VASHNA JAGARNATH explains why she won't...

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

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

Aaisha’s Ramadaan Diaries, Day 26: On censorship, press freedom, and the...

Day 26: On censorship, press freedom, and the SABC On Friday I was not at home, but my heart was in Auckland Park with my...

Aaisha’s Ramadaan diaries, Day 25: On sisters and road trips

Day 25: Road trips and sistersOn Thursday I set out on a three-hour road trip with my mum and sisters towards Schagen (near Nelspruit)...

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

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

Aaisha’s Ramadaan diaries, Day 23: On visiting Islam’s holiest places

Day 23: My experiences in Islam's holiest spacesRamadan is coinciding with the winter school break in South Africa, so quite a few lucky Muslims...

White economic supremacy presided over by white males is justified by...

"If you are black God will send you white people. Don't say the problem in South Africa is the white people. No, we are...

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...

Aaisha’s Ramadaan diaries, Day 21: on hijab and men

Day 21: Hijab and menWhen we talk about gender issues, generally, men don't always realise the role that they have in it too. That...

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...

Aaisha’s Ramadaan diaries, Day 19: On high school memories

Day 19: On high school memoriesOn Friday night I hung out with some of my friends from high school and we had the BEST...
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