Prejudice

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...

“Conspiracy Of Silence” Happening Around The Rohingya Muslims

After last year's condemnation around the violence which was being committed against the Rohingya Muslims, the world seems to have gone silent once more...

Joburg’s Mayor Stays Being Xenophobic, This Time In Rwanda

This past week, the City of Johannesburg executive mayor Herman Mashaba was in Kigali, Rwanda to attend a panel at the Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s...

Making excuses for racism: “This is how whiteness operates”

The furore over allegations of racism at the 12 Apostles’ Azure restaurant is beginning to calm down, but in its wake, some South Africans...

How patriarchy and prejudice fuel queerphobia in South African communities

The tragic murder of LGBTI activist and lesbian Noluvo Swelindawo,  during 16 Days of Activism, is disturbingly ironic. According to Sharon Cox, Health and...

Those times Gareth Cliff pushed the limits and got away with...

South African self-styled “shock-jock” Gareth Cliff’s response to the #PennySparrow debacle and the ensuing debates on criminalisation of hate speech was to declare: "People...

What Being A Black Muslim Woman Means

"It;s not easy being a black Muslim woman - especially in hijab. It's sort of like people want to create an identity for you,"health...

Her name is Mishka Hoosen and she’s 🔥 🔥 🔥

This year's Time of the Writer festival has already served up fascinating conversations about what exactly knowledge is, and how we relate to books. But...

South African filmmaker thrown down the stairs by Airbnb host in...

A South African was the victim of an alleged racially-motivated attack by her Airbnb host in Amsterdam on 8 July. Filmmaker Sibahle ‘Steve’ Nkumbi was...

The media sells black pain: a woman’s experience from #FeesMustFall

The media has been criticised for the way it portrayed students in the #FeesMustFall protests as “ungrateful hooligans” but few have criticised the manner...

‘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....

Pippa Tshabalala on #ICON2016 and sexism in the gaming industry

With "South Africa's longest running comics and games convention", #ICON2016 starting on Friday, we caught up with one of gaming’s most well-known faces - PIPPA...

Apartheid Denialism And Freedom Of Speech

Why is apartheid denialism in South Africa not a crime? More to the point, why is apartheid denialism not even mentioned in the bill...

Inxeba’s ‘Porn’ Rating Was Due To Public Pressure

Many people were quite unhappy after the Film and Publication Board (FPB) announced that its Appeal Tribunal had overturned the classification rating of the...

Oxfam’s Admission of Sexual Abuse In Haiti Points To Deeply Entrenched...

The international NGO sector is a multibillion dollar industry and one vital to the survival, stabilisation and reconstruction of communities globally, but what happens...

Our progressive constitution is not enough to protect LGBTQIA+ people

17 May marks International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. But how safe are members of the LGBTQIA+ community in South Africa? The Daily...

16 days of f***ing activism

Despite years of "16 days of activism", women still face rampant violence and discrimination at every turn, women-hating men are still given a free...

The Stigma Of Loving Someone Who Died Of AIDS

I make it a point to tell anyone I date that I once had a partner that died of AIDS. So many loved ones...

Why we need to reimagine masculinity

It's 2016 and gender-based violence remains a norm we live with, despite campaigns such as 16 Days of Activism. This, which is inextricably linked...

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...
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