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Aaisha Dadi Patel

Aaisha Dadi Patel

Aaisha Dadi Patel cut her teeth at The Daily Vox in 2014, and now works in a freelance capacity. She's written about everything from politics to polar bears, with particular interests in gender and Islam. She holds an MA in Media Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand.
NZ begins releasing bodies to families in Christchurch mosque attack
NZ begins releasing bodies to families in Christchurch mosque attack
Burial and janaza (burial prayers) of the 50 people killed by a gunman in a mass shooting at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch,...
Game to deal with a disorder
Game to deal with a disorder
I saw Bahiyya Khan for the first time in 2015. I had just finished my dhuhr prayers at the mosque facility for students on the University of the...
The human cost of fast fashion
The human cost of fast fashion
Lauren Dixon-Paver faced a dilemma a couple of weeks ago when she needed to get a new pair of pants: for over a year now, the 25-year-old graphic...
Life imitates art for Babes Wodumo
Life imitates art for Babes Wodumo
It is uncanny how, long before Babes Wodumo’s assault at the hands of boyfriend Mampintsha became a national conversation, her 2016 hit Wololo provided clues about the milieu out of which she rose and by which, in many respects, she continues to be hemmed in....
Mampintsha out on R2000 bail, threatens to lay charges against Babes Wodumo
Mampintsha out on R2000 bail, threatens to lay charges against Babes Wodumo
Musician Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo has been released on R2000 bail after being arrested...
Mampintsha in police custody while Babes Wodumo receives medical attention
Mampintsha in police custody while Babes Wodumo receives medical attention
Mandla "Mampintsha" Maphumulo handed himself over at Westville Police Station in Durban on Tuesday afternoon and remains in police custody. “I...
Babes Wodumo finally takes on Mampintsha — and why many others won’t
Babes Wodumo finally takes on Mampintsha — and why many others won’t
The family spokesperson of Bongekile Simelane (aka Babes Wodumo), Sakhile Mhlonishwa Langa, has confirmed to the Mail & Guardian that...
Ahead of May 8, young South Africans are reminded of the power of their votes
Ahead of May 8, young South Africans are reminded of the power of their votes
"8 May is your big day. Halala, 8 May, halala!” This is how Khaya Sithole kicked off the panel discussion hosted by the Gauteng Provincial...
Rule of law: Security issues undermine SA’s global status
Rule of law: Security issues undermine SA’s global status
South Africa’s declining position on the Rule of Law Index - coming in at 44th out of 113 countries surveyed in 2018 - is in line with a global...
Resuscitation of SIU tribunal 'a breath of fresh air' — Masutha
Resuscitation of SIU tribunal 'a breath of fresh air' — Masutha
Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha said on Monday he welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on Sunday of...
Ahead of May 8, young South Africans are reminded of the power of their votes
Ahead of May 8, young South Africans are reminded of the power of their votes
"The eighth of May is your big day. Halala, 8 May, halala!” This is how Khaya Sithole kicked off the panel discussion hosted by the Gauteng...
Listen: I’m an underdog person says Survé
Listen: I’m an underdog person says Survé
Further leaked recordings have revealed how Ayo Technology Solutions, the IT company in which businessman Iqbal Survé holds an indirect...