Politics

Queens Of The Kingdom: A Portrait Of Saudi Women

BOOK REVIEW The Saudi Arabian woman is veiled in mystery: global media narratives paint her as locked in a...

The ANC Youth League Is Dead. Can It Ever Revive?

Recent events at Luthuli House, the headquarters of the African National Congress (ANC), have highlighted that the ANC Youth League remains completely...

Domestic Workers Can Now Claim For Occupational Injuries

Maria Mahlangu had worked for the De Clerq family as a domestic worker for 22 years when she drowned in her employer’s...

Why Is Everybody So Afraid Of DD Mabuza?

On Monday evening, Cyril Ramaphosa announced the first cabinet reshuffle of his tenure as president of South Africa. While there were many surprises and...

Panyaza Lesufi Is Gauteng Education MEC Again

On Wednesday, David Makhura the incoming premier of Gauteng announced his new administration and shuffled Panyaza Lesufi out of the education portfolio....

How to get rid of a rubbish ward councillor

Ward councillors are meant to act as a bridge between community members and government. But councils are often the first places where communities come...

The Gillette Advert Is Cool, But…

Gillette's new advertisement has everyone touched in some way: some think it’s revolutionary in the face of the #MeToo movement and the fragile men...

Reproductive Justice: Where Do The ANC, DA, EFF Stand?

Reproductive Justice is an important political movement which brings together reproductive rights with social justice. The movement has three main principles. They...

Stung DA Right Wing Lashes Out At The People

Subscribe to Sipho’s Weekly Political Newsletter. The dust is settling on the 2019 national elections, and the recriminations amongst the...

FMF Leaders Question The Ethics Of Fasiha Hassan Accepting International Peace...

Former student leader and current member of African National Congress (ANC) communication team Fasiha Hassan has been awarded the Student Peace Prize (SPP) for...

Fasiha Hassan Argues The Case For The ANC

The African National Congress has been around for 107 years, and in government for 25 of these. Its leadership has been dominated...

Winnie Mandela: The Woman Who Fought For Our Freedom

The nation mourns the death of the prolific revolutionary and struggle icon Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela, who died on Monday, 2 April at the age...

The “New Dawn” Might Work For The ANC, But Not For...

COMMENT At his inauguration as the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa pleaded with Zimbabweans to rally behind his presidency...

5 Things You Never Knew About Black Revolutionary Robert Sobukwe

Forty years ago on this day, February 27, Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe passed away. Sobukwe was a prominent South African political dissident who founded the...

Here’s Why SA Did Not Sign The Africa Free Trade Deal...

Earlier this month, African leaders gathered in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, to sign an agreement which could have huge implications for commerce and...

EFF Is Not The Cause Of Right-Wing Rise

“You are pained that the EFF has increased seats in parliament,” Julius Malema told a journalist at a press briefing on May...

Mutual benefits or exploitation: the China-South Africa relationship is complicated

South Africa has been a key beneficiary and partner of China’s expansion into the African continent. In the second in a series on Sino-Africa...

The EFF: A Radical Bid For State Power

It’s difficult to believe that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) was only formed in 2013. In just six years, the party has...

Who is Hlengiwe Mkhize, the new Minister for Higher Education and...

On Tuesday, President Jacob Zuma suddenly announced a Cabinet reshuffle – his second in 2017 – where he finally removed the Department of Higher...

The Origins Of The South African Students Organisation

BOOK EXTRACT During 2015 and 2016 student protests swept across South Africa campuses. In her new book...
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