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Rebecca Davis

Rebecca Davis

Rebecca Davis has a master’s in English literature from Rhodes and a master’s in linguistics from Oxford University, UK. After a stint at the Oxford English Dictionary, she returned to South Africa, where she has been writing stories and columns for various publications, including the M&G. Her first book, Best White (And Other Anxious Delusions), came out in 2015.
​We’re a society steeped in violence
​We’re a society steeped in violence
I don’t know a lot about President Jacob Zuma’s brother, Michael. He has stayed out of the media spotlight more effectively than some of the...
Heritage Day: Diary of a white English-speaking South African
Heritage Day: Diary of a white English-speaking South African
WHITE NOISE
Pass Pastor Steven Anderson ... then the sick bag
Pass Pastor Steven Anderson ... then the sick bag
Did you hear the one about the fire alarm salesperson who became an enemy of the South African state? I’m referring to the decision of home...
Will sugar tax penalise the poor for their sweet tooth? Both sides get all a-fizz
Will sugar tax penalise the poor for their sweet tooth? Both sides get all a-fizz
In one corner: free-marketeers and the powerful sugary beverage industry. In the other: government and health activists. The battle around a proposed...
Less dirty, more rhythmic – pole dancing is all about confidence, comfort and choice
Less dirty, more rhythmic – pole dancing is all about confidence, comfort and choice
“It started when I saw the [dancing] routines of a friend of my sister. Seeing her perform made me want to dance, because it was really beautiful...
Justice is a misogynist so it’s little wonder that women get such a raw deal
Justice is a misogynist so it’s little wonder that women get such a raw deal
"Baby papa of neighbour doesn’t maintain and he works. Neighbour is unemployed. Direction please,” one person wrote. “Can I bring forward a...
Who wants to dwell on Marikana? Certainly not some of our insensitive politicians
Who wants to dwell on Marikana? Certainly not some of our insensitive politicians
This week saw an important anniversary in our country’s history. I am referring, of course, to August 16 1997, when Bafana Bafana beat the...
Treasury does the maths on shifting Parliament to Pretoria – as Cape Town fumes
Treasury does the maths on shifting Parliament to Pretoria – as Cape Town fumes
“Cape Town has awakened too late to prevent the likely move of Parliament to Pretoria over the next few years, top government sources have...
The silent protest shed light on rape but many choose to see it as anti-Zuma
The silent protest shed light on rape but many choose to see it as anti-Zuma
‘I think it’s an exciting moment,” says Sonke Gender Justice’s Dean Peacock of the state of gender activism in South Africa.