Author

 
Ilham Rawoot

Ilham Rawoot

    District Six fails to rise from the ashes of apartheid
    District Six fails to rise from the ashes of apartheid
    The legend of District Six is not just the land standing empty on the foothills of Table Mountain, violently separating the wealthy white population...
    Was Roger Kebble haunted by the pain of injustice?
    Was Roger Kebble haunted by the pain of injustice?
    Western Cape police have confirmed that the body of a man in his late seventies, believed to be businessperson Roger Kebble, was found...
    Crackdown on dissent in Bangladesh
    Crackdown on dissent in Bangladesh
    Increasingly oppressive information laws in Bangladesh now mean that anyone arrested for publishing information that the government sees as...
    Saving lives in war-ravaged Syria
    Saving lives in war-ravaged Syria
    After two years of civil war in Syria, more than 70 000 men, women and children have been killed, according to the United Nations.
    Sexual assault in jail is common and brutal
    Sexual assault in jail is common and brutal
    In October last year,  McIntosh Polela, who was then the spokesperson for the Hawks, infamously tweeted about convicted murderer Molemo...
    Juvenile offenders: Youth care centre at risk of closure
    Juvenile offenders: Youth care centre at risk of closure
    Along the railway lines in the quiet Cape Town suburb of Ottery, a group of small mint-green buildings stands behind a fence among wild lawns and...
    Children in Pollsmoor
    Children in Pollsmoor
    When Motebang Masitha was 18 years old, he broke into a policeman's house, and was caught.
    Report shows sorry state of South Africa's prisons
    Report shows sorry state of South Africa's prisons
    A recent report...
    Party from dusk to dawn in a grown-ups' playground
    Party from dusk to dawn in a grown-ups' playground
    “Berlin in summer is Disneyland for adults,” noted my wise friend as she sipped on the dregs of her pink Vodka-Rababa, which is vodka...
    Taxpayers in the dark about arms deals
    Taxpayers in the dark about arms deals
    This week the national con­ven­tional arms control com­mittee, headed by Justice Minister Jeff Radebe, provided Parliament with its...
    Tuberculosis runs riot in Pollsmoor
    Tuberculosis runs riot in Pollsmoor
    This week the Minister of Correctional Services was taken to task in the highest court of the land, for repeatedly breaking the law, and the...
    Gangster film blurs genres
    Gangster film blurs genres
    This may seem easily comprehensible, but he needed to explain it several times to the people at Encounters, South Africa’s biggest documentary...