Women who slay

Gabisile is back! Baby Cele-Maloka returns to Uzalo

After a horrifying death, Baby Cele-Maloka’s character, Gabisile, concluded her final storyline on SABC 1’s Uzalo in February. But now almost six...

Who heals the healer?

“I’m okay. I’m hanging in there. You know how it is,” writes Dr. Anastacia Tomson as she navigates being a woman, a...

The K-Pop Files: Rocket Punch Drop Acoustic Version of ‘Ring Ring’

On July 15, Rocket Punch, the six-member K-pop girl group released an acoustic version of their latest song Ring Ring. The song...

“Busiswa: An Unbreakable Story” is a doccie about the rise of...

The documentary “Busiswa: An Unbreakable Story” narrated by Busiswa Gqulu is an inside look into the singer-songwriter and poet’s life. Gqulu takes...

A Home on Vorster Street: An Extract

In A Home on Vorster Street, Razina Theba witnesses the ebb and flow of a tight-knit neighbourhood trying to survive the forces...

7 poems commemorating the Women of the anti-apartheid struggle

On August 9 1956, thousands of women marched to the Union Buildings. They were marching against the apartheid pass laws. Led by...

Extract from Pumla Dineo Gqola’s Female Fear Factory

Female Fear Factory is the much­-anticipated follow up to the 2016 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award winner Rape: A South African Nightmare....

6 South African cookbooks to add to your kitchen

South Africa is a country with many diverse cuisines. There is something to satisfy all cravings from sweet to savoury to fusion...

Qhawe! Mokgadi Caster Semenya is the story of a South African...

Qhawe! Mokgadi Caster Semenya is Dr. Nokuthula Mazibuko Msimang’s sixth book for young readers. The picture book is a celebration of the...

Extract: Flow: The Book About Menstruation

Flow is a new book from Kwela Books. The book, Flow, will inform, educate, empower, and inspire all those who menstruate. Written...

Book Review: District Six – memories, thoughts and images

The book, District Six: memories, thoughts and images, compiled and edited by Martin Greshoff, is a compilation of autobiographical stories and poetry...

“One size fits all’ doesn’t hold water when it comes to...

Nomvuyo Treffers is the founder of Swimma, a company that sells swimming caps for women with dreadlocks, braids, long and high volume...

In Their Own Words: Kea Monama on activism and racism at...

Puso Keamogetse Monama is 19-years-old. However, she mostly goes by Kea Monama because “it's a lot easier.” She is a host on...

Why everyone needs to be advocating for menstrual rights

Another week, another amazing conversation!  This week we chatted to the Minister of Menstruation Candice Chirwa (if you don’t...

Ziyanda Stuurman asks: “Can we be safe?” and “how” in new...

Safety and policing are major issues for all people living in South Africa but not always equally. Policing, safety and criminality are...

The K-pop files: Bling Bling on the release of their new...

K-pop is ruling the music charts. From the amazing album production to the perfect dance moves and all-round great performance, the K-pop...

Mbali Sebokedi is using book covers to create makeup looks

What do you get when you combine books and make-up? Well, books as lewks of course - using book covers as inspiration...

EXTRACT: Andile Gaelesiwe: Remembering

Andile Gaelesiwe is celebrated across South Africa as the adored host of Khumbul’ ekhaya on SABC 1. Yet few know that behind...

Sindiwe Magona’s When The Village Sleeps is a must-read

Sindiwe Magona is a master storyteller and she shows it once more in her latest book. When The Village Sleeps, her latest...

In her own words: Phumelela Mbande on the Olympics and playing...

Last month, the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) announced the team that would be representing South Africa at the...
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