Politics

University protests lull – but funding issues persist

There seems to be a lull in student protest action across South Africa - but the issues that sparked this year’s protests...

Ten times the Democratic Alliance was kak

Like most of us, I enjoy a good internet list. So there I was, reading about ten celebrity break-ups that broke us...

#SONA2021: A fatigued Ramaphosa urges South Africa to march forward together

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on February 11. It was markedly different from previous SONAs....

The SAPS is too caught up in its own contradictions to...

The lockdown protests in Cape Town offered us many laughs but it also showed that the police do know how to approach...

Uganda Elections: People are scared but they are willing to vote

On January 14, people in Uganda head to the polls to vote in the country’s elections. But with internet shutdowns, opposition intimidation...

This is what Biden must do to reverse some of Trump’s...

Right now, it looks like the Trump administration is going nowhere. They are stomping their feet, refusing to concede and obstructing the...

Kamala Harris: Representation does not equal better policies

On Saturday evening, news sites in the United States of America (USA) announced that Joe Biden would be the next president of...

Riz Ahmed is searching for home in Mogul Mowgli

With the release of the film, Mogul Mowgli, Riz Ahmed cinematises the message from his album, The Long Goodbye and Saadat Hasan...

The DA’s Deluded or Demagogue Approach To Stellenbosch University

By Luke Waltham The DA’s Federal Congress over the last weekend has resulted in a number of reactions and...

South Africa’s first feminist television show launches

To kick off the month of November, South Africans will be able to watch the country’s “first feminist television show”. Titled “It’s...

Here’s what Trump and Biden have said about South Africa

The US is voting and there is just no escaping it. While it seems like the elections won’t make much of a...

#LGBQTILife: Navigating life in student leadership and the church as a...

We spoke to Lance-Selae August, a 27 year old student leader at UCT. They are an Honours student in Theatre and Performance,...

Binwe Adebayo on writing about Black Love

Binwe Adebayo, writer, founder and managing director of baby mogul has contributed to a new collection of essays. Notes on Love is...

Extract from Andy Kawa’s book about getting justice for women

Kwanele, Enough! My Battle with the South African Police Service to get Justice for Women is businessperson Andy Kawa’s story. In 2010,...

TL;DR: A roundup of SRC elections from across the country

Even with the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, politics must go on. Around the country, universities adapted the elections for the 2020/2021 student...

The Nigeria SARS and Namibia GBV protests, explained

For almost two weeks, Nigerians have been protesting to #EndSARS. Thousands of people joined the demonstrations across the country, raising their voices...

The calls for Basic Income Grant, explained

On October 12, the C19 People's Coalition Cash Transfers Working Group and the Institute for Economic Justice (IEJ) issued a demand to...

Blackfishing: The beauty trend that preys on black women

By Kelly Mutizira  Every few months, blackfishing and cultural appropriation become controversial topics. While cultural appropriation,...

Tolu Agbelusi on performing at the online Poetry Africa festival

We spoke to Nigerian born, London based poet, educator and lawyer Tolu Agbelusi who will be gracing the virtual stage at the...

PYA sweeps Wits SRC elections, amid controversy over its list of...

The Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA) have retained the Wits University student representative council (SRC) majority. On October 7, Jerome September, dean of...
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