Faranaaz Parker is a reporter for the Mail & Guardian. She writes on everything from pop science to public health, and believes South Africa needs carbon taxes and more raging feminists. When she isn't instagramming pictures of her toddler or obsessively checking her Twitter, she plays third-person shooters on Xbox Live.
The Protection of Personal Information Bill has been signed into law. But what does it mean for you?
South Africans had high hopes when Riah Phiyega stepped into office as national police commissioner last year. Those hopes, it seems, were misplaced.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced sweeping cuts to the pricey perks enjoyed by civil servants.
Well, that's what some people seem to think a recent Concourt ruling on consensual teen sex boils down to. Newsflash: it doesn't.
In a unanimous judgment, judges have declared sections of the Sexual Offences Act unconstitutional as they infringe on the rights of adolescents.
An Afrobarometer survey has found that despite economic growth, there has been virtually no change in poverty levels in Africa over the last decade.
As the debate rages on about the commercialisation of Heritage Day, in the absence of a better suggestion Faranaaz Parker sticks with the chops.
Commentators have shredded President Jacob Zuma's appeal for positive news reporting, saying it is destructive, not patriotic.
President Jacob Zuma held up Mexico as an example of the reporting South African news organisations should strive for. But what does that mean?
Google has book-ended its first sub-Saharan Big Tent event with pragmatism on one end and idealism on the other.