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Democracy and charisma: A dangerous liaison

In India and the Philippines, strongmen have consolidated immense power through democratic means. How do we explain this?

Africa’s Catholic churches face competition and a troubled legacy as they grow

Pope Francis' recently completed tour of needs to be understood in the context of the church's long history in Africa and its modern-day difficulties

Mo Sa-la-la-la-lah reduces Islamophobia

Salah’s popularity is particularly notable. One popular chant heard around Anfield these days goes like this: 'Mo Sa-la-la-la-lah, Mo Sa-la-la-la-lah'

Rivalry and revelry mark Mauritania election campaign

After a campaign rich in colour and steeped in desert traditions, voters in Mauritania will choose on Saturday among six candidates

BOOK REVIEW: Understanding Sharia Islamic law in a globalised world

This book is a must read for those seeking to understand an important worldview that no longer remains hidden in the sands of the desert

Religion and conflict in Cameroon

Traditional, Islamic and Christian leaders are all being caught up in the conflict over secession in the Southern Cameroons

Burka talk in a time of bias

The Western mass media misuses the term ‘burkini’ for the mainstream gaze

Muslims long at home in New Zealand

This religious community has grown from the arrival of a few sailors in 1769 to a large number of refugees first in 1951 and then since the 1980s

Hijabis face fear and ignorance

The debate about what Muslim women in Nigeria can put on their heads is getting more heated

Letters to the Editor: November 16 to 22

Our readers write in about investments into the economy, religious freedom, abuse against women, and about our environment reporting

France ban on face veil ‘violates’ women’s rights — UN panel

The UN Human Rights Committee calls on France to review its 2010 law banning women from covering their faces in public

Active citizenship, a social contract, Islam and democracy in Egypt

Since the Arab Spring, Egypt's fledgling democracy has regressed. Now the country needs a new social contract

Press Releases

Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

MTN unveils TikTok bundles

Customised MTN TikTok data bundles are available to all prepaid customers on *136*2#.

Marketers need to reinvent themselves

Marketing is an exciting discipline, offering the perfect fit for individuals who are equally interested in business, human dynamics and strategic thinking. But the...

Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020

If you received admission to an IIE Higher Certificate qualification, once you have graduated, you can articulate to an IIE Diploma and then IIE Bachelor's degree at IIE Rosebank College.

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.