The Agenda

Despite High Court ruling, South Africa could still leave the ICC

South Africa’s attempts to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) were dealt a blow after a high court ruling was handed down on...

Inxeba proves how heteronormativity feels uncomfortable when challenged

I have been paying attention to the conversation around the premier of Inxeba, a movie that looks at how gay black men are marginalised...

Diplomatic immunity not an option for Grace Mugabe, says SA government

The South African government has received legal advice indicating that, despite travelling on a diplomatic passport, Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe does not qualify...

Why are we shocked by what we already know about Helen...

The late great African-American poet, Maya Angelou, said: “When someone shows you who they are the first time, believe them.” Has South Africa simply...

Why the dagga ruling isn’t a victory for stoners just yet

Stoners around the country celebrated after “legalisation of dagga” on Friday, but that soon turned into confusion because the law is still hazy. So...

Kathrada memorial used as a call to mobilise against Zuma

There was an unashamed call to mass mobilisation against the Zuma regime at recently deceased struggle hero, Ahmed Kathrada’s memorial service. Hundreds gathered at...

Northcliff High concession cards likened to apartheid dompas

A prominent Johannesburg high school has ended its practice of issuing students with passes if they deviated from the official school uniform. This month, Muslim...

Jaki Seroke, PAC Stalwart: “The Struggle Can Only Be Led By...

"In my view Sobukwe would have changed South Africa a little bit better than what it is now," PAC stalwart Jaki Seroke...

NSFAS delays leave students uncertain and unfunded

Delays regarding National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funding have left prospective university students in limbo, and some institutions in chaos. The knock-on effect...

Documentary shows the real-life impact of Cape Town’s gentrification

In the lead-up to the judgment over Cape Town's Bromwell Street evictions, Daneel Knoetze of Reclaim the City has created Leaving Home, a four-part...

The #FeesMustFall movement needs to change tactics to avoid further isolation

Ntando Sindane believes that the student struggle for free education in South Africa is in danger of making the same mistake that many revolutionary...

The Feminist Stokvel’s Hair Soirée and SA’s natural-hair evolution

On Thursday night a group of grown women will get together at a swanky Melrose coffee shop to do each other’s hair. To many, it...

Extreme Pressures and Fetishisation: The K-pop Industry Can Be Toxic

The K-pop industry has been in the spotlight particularly over the past few months as more and more of its idols have been thrust...

Taxi drivers warn of march and strike in Gauteng on Thursday

The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) says that no taxis will be running in Gauteng as they are planning a march to the...

Racism is not just the k-word

Activist, KOKETSO MOETI, describes how black people's daily experiences of racism aren't just in the outward expressions and name-calling, but in daily language and...

MSF Field Worker Remembers The Rwandan Genocide: “The Hate That Came...

This year marks 24 years since the Rwandan genocide. More than a million people were killed during the 100 days of violence. The Rwandan...

Cape Town’s “Inclusive City” anti-racism campaign, aka #NotAllCapetonians

Cape Town has a racism problem. We know that. In a new campaign that seeks to build an inclusive city, the City of Cape...

How Zuma’s free education plan will affect NSFAS and universities in...

President Jacob Zuma’s sudden announcement of a new free higher education policy came as a surprise, not the least because it came just as...

“What I noticed about the movie is that it focuses more...

After receiving heavy criticism from a number of people, the critically-acclaimed award winning film “Inxeba” (The Wound) finally hit the cinemas on Friday 02....

Oh look! Penny Sparrow has black friends!

A hilarious video of Penny Sparrow's "black friends" entitled "Wonderful, Thoughtful Black People" has been doing the rounds - and trust us, you have...
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