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Rumana Akoob

Rumana Akoob

    South Africa does not need the help of Israel to solve our drought
    South Africa does not need the help of Israel to solve our drought
    A number of articles have been written by Zionists telling Capetonians they would have water had they taken help from Israel. An editorial in the Jerusalem Post earlier this week says...
    Mngxitama on Holocaust tweets: I’m just paraphrasing Helen Zille
    Mngxitama on Holocaust tweets: I’m just paraphrasing Helen Zille
    Andile Mngxitama, president of the political organisation Black First Land First (BLF), said he’s achieved the objective of his controversial tweet about the Holocaust. “I wanted to show the hypocrisy and double standard that black suffering is totally disregarded and in fact...
    Police watchdog can’t keep up with crooked cops
    Police watchdog can’t keep up with crooked cops
    Thousands of cases of police brutality are reported in South Africa each year but only a fraction of them ever result in criminal charges....
    SA’s borders may become even more unwelcoming to asylum seekers
    SA’s borders may become even more unwelcoming to asylum seekers
    Asylum seekers may face greater difficulties entering South Africa once Parliament enacts legislation to create a new agency that will have...
    These women are learning how to kick ass: 'I need it so that I’m able to survive'
    These women are learning how to kick ass: 'I need it so that I’m able to survive'
    On Sunday, the 1in9 Campaign, i-LEAD and Soul City Institute hosted an empowering self defence class for women as part of the #SafeTaxisNow campaign....
    Our progressive Constitution is not enough to protect LGBTQIA+ people
    Our progressive Constitution is not enough to protect LGBTQIA+ people
    May 17 marks International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. But how safe are members of the LGBTQIA+ community in South...
    'I can’t do anything to protect myself': Homeless women on dangers they face
    'I can’t do anything to protect myself': Homeless women on dangers they face
    Homeless women who live in shelters are among society’s most vulnerable. They have no walls to protect them from violence, fists or...
    Why the dagga ruling isn’t a victory for stoners just yet
    Why the dagga ruling isn’t a victory for stoners just yet
    The Western Cape High Court ruled that sections of the Drug Trafficking...
    ‘State must step up on taxi safety’
    ‘State must step up on taxi safety’
    Naledi Moses doesn’t usually catch taxis at night. But in August last year she headed home late from campus and didn’t want to walk in the...
    Uber will 'burn' if it continues to run, say metered taxi drivers
    Uber will 'burn' if it continues to run, say metered taxi drivers
    Metered taxi drivers in Johannesburg blockaded the R24 at both entrances of the OR...
    A moment with author, activist Zuleikha Mayat
    A moment with author, activist Zuleikha Mayat
    Zuleikha Mayat is renowned for her cookbook Indian Delights, which was first published in 1954. The 87-year-old was also active...