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​Why Vela Shembe won’t be king
​Why Vela Shembe won’t be king
In the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal and in its urban crevices, believers on either side of the Nazareth Baptist Church will say one thing in...
A queer thing is going on in Southern Africa’s churches
A queer thing is going on in Southern Africa’s churches
Pitting themselves against conservative religious institutions, a few dedicated activists in Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa are working to...
Letters to the editor: October 21 to 27 2016
Letters to the editor: October 21 to 27 2016
With all the protests rocking universities, I am left wondering: Is a university education still worth it? The protests have shone a light on how the...
Editorial: Free the mind, decolonise religion
Editorial: Free the mind, decolonise religion
Africa is struggling to decolonise itself – to remove the remains of a system of structural oppression that has left most of Africa underdeveloped...
​A multiverse of experiences at Fantastic exhibition
​A multiverse of experiences at Fantastic exhibition
Around the time of the collapse of TB Joshua’s hostel in Lagos, an event in which a supposed life restorer cheaply turned the death of more than...
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...
Homophobic US pastor 'may spread hate here' says regretful SA church group
Homophobic US pastor 'may spread hate here' says regretful SA church group
The Evangelical Alliance of South Africa (TEASA) said it regrets that US preacher Steven Anderson’s “hatred for LGBTs may be spread here”...
The sound of one male ego flapping is enough to banish a whole pride of lions
The sound of one male ego flapping is enough to banish a whole pride of lions
In my tiny tent, wrapped in darkness and my sleeping bag, I revisit the images of the day: lion cubs cuffing one another and their mothers,...
Religion matters
Religion matters
I have been called a kaffir many times – mostly by my great-grandfather, who was black and of whom I was deeply fond. He modelled integrity and...
Biblical myths in the time of Mammon
Biblical myths in the time of Mammon
Fifty-odd years ago, a visiting friend of my paternal grandmother asked my father why so many streets in Pretoria were called “Hou Links”. Her...
Make the bat mitzvah more than 'lite'
Make the bat mitzvah more than 'lite'
A friend and I were once invited to a meeting with a rabbi to discuss borrowing a Torah from a shul in Johannesburg. As the date approached, my...

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