Politics

ANC councillor in Durban: “You have to be the eyes and...

Durban's ward 26, comprising of beachfront areas and tourist spots, is a hotly contested area in this year's local government elections. The ward was...

What you need to know about the brand new “African passport”

The passports will first be given to AU heads of state and government; ministers of foreign affairs; and the permanent representatives of AU member...

Why South African Indians should identify as black

INDIRA GOVENDER reflects on whether you need to display "struggle credentials" before you can speak on racism and injustice in South Africa. Mishka Wazar's column about whether...

Arundhati Roy on writing, fighting and… anti-blackness?

On 1 July, ELLE India featured the extraordinary author Arundhati Roy as the cover woman of the magazine’s July issue, in which she was...

This young aspiring politician wants to invest in the youth’s passion...

MUHAMMED CHOONARA is an aspiring young politician who is passionate about African development. Michaela Feldman caught up with him. I am currently a first-year student...

South African politicians just don’t get us anymore

There exists within the current South African political climate, indicators that it is time for greater youth representation. TAD KHOSA reviews the current crop...

There’s a mixed reaction to the launch of the Black First...

Andile Mnxgitama launched his Black First Land First movement on May 14 in Orlando West, Soweto. Although Mngxitama placed great emphasis that the movement...

Here’s 10+ things the DA should apologise for

As the EFF set to launch their manifesto on Saturday, the DA put out a statement outlining 10 things that they believe the EFF, in...

#SeeIsraelForYourself: “It’s not apartheid. It’s worse.”

ITANI RASALANAVHO is a 31-year-old law student based in Soweto who has travelled to the West Bank in Palestine and seen the reality of...

A lesson in the ANC’s history of multiracialism and non-racialism

Nomboniso Gasa, a stand-in presenter on Radio 702, recently shut down a radio interview with Wanelisa Xaba, a spokesperson for UCT student movement Rhodes...

RhodesMustFall on 702: In defence of Nomboniso Gasa

Rhodes lecturer VASHNA JAGARNATH explains why Nombonisa Gasa's engagement of Wanelisa Xaba on #RhodesMustFall is an example of the rigorous debate and engagement that...

Herman Mashaba is a poverty shamer and cannot lead us

If I were to kill myself to obliterate everything that Herman Mashaba stands for, I would have to request for more bodies to partake...

All the reasons why the #ZumaMustFall protests should have happened a...

If these #ZumaMustFall supporters were principled and not opportunistic - this campaign would have happened a long time ago - not a year and...

Mmusi Maimane’s epic response to #Sona2015 fiasco [Full Text]

The DA's parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane delivered a compelling rebuttal to President Jacob Zuma's state of the nation address in parliament on Tuesday. And...

ANC’s January 8 Statement: trying to be all things to all...

The ANC’s annual January 8 statement has typically reflected the concerns of the party – from calls to overthrow apartheid in the 1970s and...

By avoiding the polls, the youth are sending a message

The youth are becoming more aware of the power they hold, writes Fahmida Miller. In Tunisia they chanted dagage, or “get out”as thousands of protestors,...

“Helen Zille treats us like refugees.” Randy Pietersen

“We are treated like refugees in our own country. Helen Zille treats us like refugees. If the youth don’t register, don’t get an ID and don’t participate, you have no right to complain.” Randy Pietersen, voluntary organiser for the ANC in the Western Cape.
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