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Is South African Hip Hop Finding Its Voice Again?

One of the memorable (or tragic) moments from arguably the most celebrated presidency in Africa, is that of a police commissioner raising his hands...

The Gender Pay Gap Is Just Not Going Away

The Ballito Pro, presented by Billabong, is a professional surfing competition which is currently taking place in KwaZulu Natal form June 25 till July...

In Defence Of Safe Spaces

Safe spaces are often mocked and misunderstood. Those who are excluded from certain safe spaces feel discriminated against or feel that it is a...

It’s 2018 And Football Is Still A Chauvinist’s Safe Space

There is a pervasive notion that football belongs to men. The sport has historically been dominated by male players, male commentators and male supporters....

Stop Telling Black People How To React To Racism

On Tuesday, Supersport released a report on the now-infamous Ashwin Willemse walkout and racism accusations at the television studios. In May, Willemse walked off...

Zackie Achmat Doesn’t Get Reverse Onus

On The Eusebius McKaiser Show on Wednesday, we finally got to hear the voice behind the man accused of protecting accused sexual predator and...

Patrice Motsepe, You Should Have Brought Beyonce To SA

Billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe paid to bring the Spanish soccer team FC Barcelona to Johannesburg this week, to take on Sundowns in a friendly...

Sip Conscious Straws, An Environmentally Conscious Alternative To Plastic Straws

“What’s the point of having a straw - usually a plastic straw?” asked Aaliyah Kathrada, co-founder of Sip Conscious Straws in an interview with...

Wearing Or Not Wearing Makeup Should Be A Woman’s Prerogative

"You look so different without makeup", "I prefer women who don't wear makeup", "You look so tired without makeup", "You're a feminist, but you...

Curious About Ramadan? We’ve Got You Covered

It's almost time for Ramadan 1440 (2019 in the Gregorian calendar) in South Africa. But what is Ramadan and what does it mean? Our...

Fascism And The EFF: Or How To Gaslight The Media

Let me be the second to congratulate Gareth van Onselen, after he congratulated himself first in the Huffington Post this week. After he wrote...

What I Learned About Freedom At The Oslo Freedom Forum In...

The Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF) is a platform for struggles that have been opaqued and ignored, a gathering for disruption in the name of...

The Politics Of ‘Expropriation Of Land Without Compensation’ In South Africa

In a speech presented at the Urbanization: Impact of land availability - focus on land occupation Indaba organised by MEC for human settlements and...

The Politics Of The Other: Being A Black Muslim In South...

"Wherever you go, there will always be the politics of the other, whether you are in an Islamic space or whether you are amongst...

How To Mute Helen Zille From Your Life

COMMENTWhen we thought premier of the Western Cape and professional troll Helen Zille had said it all, this morning she...

5 Woke Youtubers Worth Your Data

Seemingly everybody is starting a YouTube channel to showcase the same personalities and to tell us the same dos and dont’s in black households....

We Need To Talk About How VAT Will Hurt The Poor

Last week, Malusi Gigaba, now the former minister of finance, presented a problematic budget. With national debt increasing (to over R2.5 trillion this year),...

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s Harsh Words For Elected Officials

“May the oath or the affirmation judge most brutally any of us who is here for a show or any of us who will...

Cyril Ramaphosa Should Listen To Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe

As Ramaphosa navigates the racial, social, and economic traps that South Africa finds itself in after the disaster of the Zuma years, he would...

Date My Family’s Bachelor’s Bad Attitude – And THOSE Toes

South Africa's number one dating show Date My Family has been dishing up gems. The latest episode was promising until the featured bachelor, Luhle...
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