Opinion

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...

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...

I won’t be voting ANC until they self-correct

SAJID GANI says the ANC, despite its proud history, must be taught a lesson at the polls.  There are many skeletons in the ANC's past....

CEO Sleepout: making a difference or poverty porn?

On Thursday night, at the CEO Sleepout, a bunch of rich people pretended to be poor to raise money for charity. And they raised...

For Eldos to progress we must first let go of this...

The line separating Eldos from Kliptown and Soweto is as inconsistent as its electrical supply and water connections. But there’s a definite boundary when...

It’s time for the youth to find new solutions and generate...

WANDILE NGCAWENI argues that even "woke" South African youth can fall victim to naive social media opinion, and it's time they start generating new ideas...

UCT’s absurd reasoning spits in the face of the SA Muslim...

University of Cape Town (UCT) management has, once again, managed to shove its foot firmly within its own mouth. This time to the point...

We need to take a deeper look at the history that...

Through their research at the Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI), Joel Pearson, Thomas Lesaffre and Mosa Phadi have found that political violence does not simply...

#ThisFlag: uprising against oppression or “third force” regime change?

The story of Zimbabwe as an oppressive regime is one with which most of us are familiar. In neoliberal, and predominantly white spaces, the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 do There 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...
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