Identity

Behind SA’s brutality

The structural violence in South Africa rose out of the invention and politicisation of difference

On identity and its discontents: What of the politics?

It is a leap to claim that identity-based oppressions necessitate a politics of identity

There are reasons to reject identity politics

It is not empirically useful as an approach to understanding social reality

Let’s slay some myths about identity politics

Just because you choose to reject an identity you are born with, does not mean it is not there

Slice of life: I escaped my dark skin box

'I kept feeling like I was inadequate. Whenever anything bad happened to me, I would attribute it to my dark skin'

Adopt strategies that address plight of ‘invisible’ children

According to Unicef, the births of about 230-million children under the age of five have never been registered

Africa’s identity begins at home

After all we have been through, we still don’t get to define our own continent. This holds us back

Face the challenge of racial ambiguity

Understanding who we coloured people are and not trying to fit into one race group or another is the way to the future

Slice of life: ‘I sought my own slave saint’

'People always ask how can I look like a white person, but not be white'

Safely embrace  ‘hoe is life’

Queer people had only the heterosexual space for early lessons in sexual identity

Samuel spoke because of the man who stayed in the shadows

This is a story of a man wrestling with his identity and the pain caused by family secrets

Mixed-race realities collide in cinematic self-portrait

‘Mixed Space’ is a short film that delves, through the participants, into mixed-race people’s views of themselves and identities given to them

Latest

R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences