Politics

Even For A Queer Person In South Africa, Indian Matchmaking Hits...

Growing up in Apartheid South Africa my family weren’t able to go to the theatre. But we improvised – we had weddings....

What exactly does non-racialism mean in 2020

During the Democratic Alliance’s September policy conference, the party adopted an economic redress policy that targets disadvantage, rather than race. They said...

Moe Shaik’s Memoir Is The ANC Spy Bible

In his new book and memoir, Moe Shaik, former head of the South African Secret Service takes the reader through the days...

Capitalism Realised, Not Idealised

COMMENT In an article written for Rapport titled “Our Problem? Too little rather than too much capitalism” Professor Johan...

Why I Chose The EFF Student Command

COMMENT Khethobole Sekgota is an EFFSC leader at the University Currently Known as Rhodes University (UCKAR). The decision to interview an...

Are We Willing to Send Our Parents to Jail?

SPONSORED COMMENT The current trajectory of South Africa’s attempt to rebuild from the Zuma (plus the last 5 Mbeki)...

Zindzi Mandela Remembered

On Monday, July 13, South Africans awoke to the news that Zindziswa (known as Zindzi) Mandela, daughter of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Nelson...

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...

#BlackLivesMatter: 10 Books By POC/Black Writers On Race

The wave of anger in reaction to the murder of George Floyd that sparked a new wave of #BlackLivesMatter protests in the...

5 Things To Know About The New Wits VC

Wits University has a new vice-chancellor. On June 25, the university announced professor Zeblon Vilakazi will take over the position from Adam...

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...

Deon Maas Reflects On Berlin, Identity And Belonging

Deon Maas packed up his whole life and moved to Berlin with his wife and four dogs to seek new adventures. There,...

Free Speech, A Pillar Of Decolonisation

COMMENT In 1988 something bizarre happened in the literary world. The novel, a genre in it’s recline into irrelevance,...

How Thabo Mbeki helped Robert Mugabe steal an election

A number of Zimbabweans do not want South Africa or the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to intervene in the ongoing crisis. A citizen...

The DA’s “Law & Order” Policies Won’t Fix The Cape Flats

COMMENT Editor's note: on 11 July 2019, the minister of police Bheki Cele announced that President Cyril Ramaphosa had...

Assembly of Unemployed: We Want Basic Income

The 2019 National Elections are going to be very interesting. The current political scene in South Africa has given rise to many...

Why Whistleblower Edward Snowden Revealed Secret U.S. Information

“Uh, my name is Ed Snowden. I’m, ah, twenty-nine years old.” Hello, world.” With those words, Edward Snowden revealed himself to...

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...

#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,...

Political Ads From The ANC, DA, EFF, FF+

With less than a month before South Africans head out in their thousands to the polls, political parties are pulling out all...
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