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Khadija Patel

Khadija Patel

Khadija Patel pushes words on street corners. She is the editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian, a co-founder of the The Daily Vox and vice chairperson of the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI). As a journalist she has produced work for Sky News, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Quartz, City Press and the Daily Maverick, among others. She is also a research associate at WISER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Witwatersrand) and has previously worked in community media. In 2017, she was among 11 people from across Africa and the diaspora who were awarded the inaugural Africa #NoFilter fellowship from the Ford Foundation and in 2018, she was awarded honorary membership of the Golden Key Society. She is passionate about the protection and enhancement of global media as a public good. 
Mo Sa-la-la-la-lah reduces Islamophobia
Mo Sa-la-la-la-lah reduces Islamophobia
In April 2015, Liverpool fan Stephen Dodd became famous — internet famous. He posted a photo on Twitter of two men praying during the...
North West opts to keep ANC in power
North West opts to keep ANC in power
Weeks after Jacob Zuma’s recall from the presidency, North West was at a standstill. Thousands of protesters took to the streets, shutting a...
ANC: From Everyman to Faust
ANC: From Everyman to Faust
Jacob Zuma sold himself to South Africans as Everyman, that allegorical character that could so easily be you. With his lilting laugh and easy...
Silence surrounds SA doc in Syria
Silence surrounds SA doc in Syria
It has been several weeks since Fatima Ganchi has heard from her son, Firoze. She usually receives a call from him at least once a month. But there...
The world according to Dr Survé
The world according to Dr Survé
Seated in a plush leather armchair in his office in the silo district of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, Iqbal Survé is more reticent than his...
'You watch this space!’ — Ramaphosa
'You watch this space!’ — Ramaphosa
Hope, optimism, resilience and progress — that was the message of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address on Thursday. He...
EFF seizes on divisions in the ANC
EFF seizes on divisions in the ANC
It was described as more of a State of the Nation address than a budget speech.
Slice of life: Now I have two birthdays
Slice of life: Now I have two birthdays
I was on dialysis for four years. I was perfectly healthy before that. But then I caught a bad flu. And the doctor told me my blood pressure was...
Denel lands deep in Gulf crisis
Denel lands deep in Gulf crisis
The supermarket shelves in Doha, the capital of the tiny, gas-rich state of Qatar, are filled with Turkish goods. Until 16 months ago, they would...
Khashoggi was collateral damage
Khashoggi was collateral damage
‘I got news for you,” an irascible Thomas Friedman says in a recording from the Saban Forum (an annual United States-Israeli dialogue) in...
All the women in me are tired
All the women in me are tired
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As premier hangs tough, delivery hangs in the balance
As premier hangs tough, delivery hangs in the balance
A door has been opened in Mahikeng, inviting the exit of Premier Supra Mahumapelo. But the door has been open for some time and the premier is yet...