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Faranaaz Parker

Heritage Day: Braai, and braai proudly!

As the debate rages on about the commercialisation of Heritage Day, in the absence of a better suggestion Faranaaz Parker sticks with the chops.

Zuma’s positive reporting call is ‘plain bad news’

Commentators have shredded President Jacob Zuma's appeal for positive news reporting, saying it is destructive, not patriotic.

Mexico is no mentor for SA press, Mr President

President Jacob Zuma held up Mexico as an example of the reporting South African news organisations should strive for. But what does that mean?

Big promises and big ideas at Google’s Big Tent event

Google has book-ended its first sub-Saharan Big Tent event with pragmatism on one end and idealism on the other.

Crib notes: Popi is here for you

The Protection of Personal Information Bill has been signed into law. But what does it mean for you?

Tony Yengeni: Struggle veteran to flawed politician

Despite his flagging influence, Tony Yengeni remains a public persona that people love to hate.

Ramadaan: The new moon rises

As holy month of Ramadaan draws to a close, Faranaaz Parker explains the small but significant shifts she has seen in Muslim traditions.

Sexual offences courts back on the cards

Justice Minister Jeff Radebe says the justice department has already begun implementing steps to bring back specialised sexual offences courts.

Initiation has become criminal, says Motsolaedi

Following 30 initiates' deaths and the hospitalisation of almost 300 boys in Eastern Cape, the health minister has lashed out at circumcision schools.

Daily Maverick retracts ‘al-Qaeda in SA’ story

The Daily Maverick has retracted a controversial story which claimed that al-Qaeda is active in South Africa.

Circumcision: No harm in asking the question

We cannot willingly choose not to talk about cultural practices to the detriment of unknown numbers of boys, writes Faranaaz Parker.

ANC plays fashion police in Parliament on Mazibuko dress

In an attempt to refute cries of sexism in the wake of a heated Parliamentary debate, the ANC has dug itself into a deeper hole.

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