Sisonke Msimang

Rugby and rainbows

Reflecting on white joy, black celebration, and the meaning of the Springbok win at the 2019 Rugby World Cup

​On hope and the death of nostalgia in South Africa

If South Africa is neither hopeful nor tragic, what posture should we take in relation to the future?

Politicians, media must make peace

Voters need to be well-informed and some arrangement must be made to end to the lies and misinformation

Reimagining an unburdened Winnie

Sisonke Msimang calls for legacy projects to honour a ‘bright red sun’ who was never able to skip, carefree, down a country lane

Flying home: He was always free

When Hugh Masekela blew his trumpet, you felt as if you were watching a human being in full flight

Trump rage ignores the truth

Poor people living in the slums of Africa and Haiti have indeed a miserable life.

Are South Africa’s anti-corruption crusaders racist?

'It would be foolhardy to suggest that discussions about corruption in South Africa are race neutral'

How courts, media conspire to brutalise us

The law is on the side of men. It doesn’t reflect the real world of tears, torn panties and scepticism

When you think of heroes, rather listen to your heart

‘This book is about how I was made by the liberation struggle and how I was broken by it’

The Pied Piper of the broken-hearted: HIV activist Prudence Mabele

Pru was my guide to the new South Africa and the best role model, who didn't tell me what to do, she showed me.

​We need to reclaim the headlines

Every week on the radio and in the newspapers it was the same names and faces.

Can South Africans be friends across ‘racial’ boundaries? Yes and no.

Young black South Africans have been raised to believe that friendship across the races is an indicator of progress. Now, they are questioning this.

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