The Agenda

India’s Daughter: why race still matters in feminism

Feminism, the “other F-word”, is making a comeback in mainstream media. Over the last year many (female) celebrities were bombarded with the question “Are you feminist?”...

And now Boko Haram accuses Isil of racism

Just days after both Boko Haram and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) purportedly formed a remarkable partnership, trading compliments and ideas publicly,...

Racism? What racism?

Capetonians sometimes complain that the Mother City isn’t as racist as the rest of us make out. But with 15 race-related cases heard by...

The Weekly Dissident: Myesha Jenkins, socialist, feminist, internationalist “race” woman

In the Weekly Dissident today, Mphutlane wa Bofelo converses with feminist activist and poet, Myesha Jenkins. MwB: I understand that you only started writing upon...

ANC’s January 8 Statement: trying to be all things to all...

The ANC’s annual January 8 statement has typically reflected the concerns of the party – from calls to overthrow apartheid in the 1970s and...

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...

#sexistSA: Women working underground

Over the past decade, South Africa has seen more women enter the mining industry than ever before. It was only when the Mines Health...

Eating out in Cape Town: a starter of racism, anyone?

Following a string of much-publicised racist incidents in public spaces around Cape Town last year, criticism of the city as a hub for racism...

Sorbet’s ‘Nancy’ campaign: An attack on women’s self-esteem

“The Victorian woman became her ovaries, as today's woman has become her ‘beauty’” – Naomi Wolf Naomi Wolf’s sentiments from her book: “The Beauty Myth:...

Beauty salon need a sales boost? Why not just body shame...

The latest marketing campaign from Sorbet Group, which describes itself as being "at the forefront of professional grooming, for women and men" since 2005,...

#FeministHackerBarbie: Who said Barbie needs help from a bunch of guys?

Have you met Feminist Hacker Barbie? She's the Internet's answer to a book which suggests that Barbie isn't smart enough to be a computer...

Seven reasons why Sunday Tribune’s South Africa-Islamic State link is irresponsible...

On Sunday, Independent Newspapers’ Sunday Tribune published a piece titled "Islamic State's SA link". The article claims the Islamic State group, operating in Syria...

Raising children in a sexist world

The wounded child inside many males is a boy who, when he first spoke his truths, was silenced by paternal sadism, by a patriarchal...

Editorial: What to make of Women’s Month

It's already August, and, although we weren't trying to make a big deal about Women's Month, it just sort of happened. The department of arts...

#sexistSA: When sports fans get mean, it’s just not cricket

I have never written a book but I am a lover of literature. I am not a chef but I enjoy fine dining. And...

#sexistSA: I am not obliged to be attracted to you

AAISHA DADI PATEL asked students at Wits University to share their experiences of everyday harassment and sexism. This is what she found.     Have you experienced...

When racism, Islamophobia and #BringBackOurGirls collide

What happens when racism, Islamophobia, and #BringBackOurGirls collide in a single advertisement for charity? More to the point, how does that even happen? RA'EESA PATHER explains. I...

Special Editorial: We Aren’t Shy To Take A Position On Palestine

Executive editor AZAD ESSA explains why this conflict should matter to South Africans. When...

Why we’ve had enough of this casual harassment

Last week one of our reporters proposed that we begin a new project, a series perhaps, that deals with the harassment that South African...

Stateless man denied residence in SA

Frederik Ngubane, a stateless man who took Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba to court, has had his application for permanent residence denied because he...
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