Prejudice

‘Apartheid Flag Is Hate Speech’ – Nelson Mandela Foundation

On Tuesday, arguments were heard in the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s case before the Equality Court that displaying the apartheid-era flag of South...

Fear Of A Cape Town Trump

The rise of the populism globally has had no clearer manifestation than the election of Donald. J Trump as the 45th President of the...

Students Are Not “Committing Suicide”, Universities Are Killing Us

COMMENT I first went into a psychiatric ward when I was eighteen. I struggled with serious depression and had attempted suicide. At that age I...

UKZN: Poor Black Students Still Face Harsh Discrimination

"We revolt simply because, for many reasons, we can no longer breathe." - Frantz Fanon Fanon tells us that we revolt simply because we...

Proudly Celebrate Colonialism And Apartheid Flag At This Cape Town Restaurant

COMMENT The Quentin at Oakhurst, a restaurant nestled between the leafy suburbs of Constantia and Hout Bay. Its walls are decorated...

Asijiki Coalition: Decriminalise Sex To End Workers’ Agony

"Sex workers are being persecuted everywhere for doing the only work that can help them make ends meet. Decriminalisation would not only help them...

‘A Place For Us’, A Stunning Tale Of Faith And Family

Treading between tradition and the secular and the clash between the self and family, this book tells a stunning tale of faith and family....

Public Employment Programmes Can Turn The GBV Tide

Communities and public employment programmes in particular, have a critical role to play in the fight against gender-based violence, writes PALESA MATABOGE. This is...

Why Abantu Book Fest Needs To Reconsider Its White People Stance

The Abantu Book Festival took place for the third year in a row this past weekend, and more people than ever attended. The festival...

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Ducks Questions On Transphobia

After almost an hour delay, acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie arrived at the Abantu Book Festival on Friday afternoon. Adichie was in conversation...

On “Victimhood”: The Realities And Fictions

On 16th November 2018, an opinion piece by Mariné Bothma was published on Netwerk24. In this piece, Bothma attributes the emphasis on transformation and...

Hey UCT, Here’s How To ACTUALLY Make IT Attractive For Women

Patriarchy continues to be pervasive in all sectors of life. The Information Technology (IT) sector is no exception to this. The sector has traditionally...

How Iran Discriminates Against The Baha’i Minority

On 2 November international civil society alliance Civicus hosted an event that showcased the persecution faced by the Baha'i people by the Islamic theocracy...

Gender Summit Concludes With Declaration Adopted

"We are satisfied that most delegates and stakeholders at the summit have signed the declaration with amendments," said the minister of social development Susan...

Giving White People Honest Feedback About Racism

Noted antiracism practitioner Dr Robin Di Angelo, who coined the term white fragility, talks about how in her workshops she asks people of colour...

Raashida Khan Takes On “No-Go” Areas In The SA Indian Muslim...

South African Indian Muslims are a conservative bunch: there are some topics that are just not spoken about. So you can imagine the furore...

Why Iran Matters to Africa

What do the human rights of minorities in Iran, in the Middle East, have to do with Africans, writes MAZIAR BAHARI. I started to answer...

After Getting No Help, Gigantomastia Sufferer Starts Her Own NPO

Gigantomastia is a rare disease that affects women, and is characterised by excessive breast growth. It may occur spontaneously, during puberty or pregnancy, or...

White Liberals Can’t Escape Scrutiny

The attention and political discourse that is emerging as a result of the recent racist outbursts like that of Adam Catzavelos, Vicki Momberg, Penny...

Bunny Chows And Guptas: The Heritage Of South African Indians

The bunny chow: a dish ingrained in the fabric of South African culture. So much so that its successor, the kota, has been credited as...
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