Protests

 
New York Times protest a culture shock for an African
New York Times protest a culture shock for an African
In New York for a public reading, I became James Baldwin. I was called to be a witness. And if one must become a witness in the footsteps of Mr...
Mashaba and Mashatile clash as residents fight
Mashaba and Mashatile clash as residents fight
Protests over the housing crisis in Johannesburg, ongoing since the beginning of May, continued this week. Residents of Diepkloof in Soweto clashed...
​The Foxy Five: Issue-driven, thinly written but rich with potential
​The Foxy Five: Issue-driven, thinly written but rich with potential
The media response to The Foxy Five, a South African-based web series created by Jabu Nadia Newman, has been curious. Since its...
Why wearing black won’t cut it
Why wearing black won’t cut it
A recent Facebook post on my timeline read: “Dear fellow middle-class and affluent countrymen. Wearing black is slimming and all, but it won’t...
Protest clouded by selective white outrage
Protest clouded by selective white outrage
A midnight Cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma awakened the spirit of mass mobilisation among some sectors in South Africa this past week, as...
GovChat site for sale – but there are some strings attached
GovChat site for sale – but there are some strings attached
NEWS ANALYSISThe government’s official social media platform is for sale, probably to a foreign-owned multinational company.
Leftist tropes and right-wing rhetoric coexist
Leftist tropes and right-wing rhetoric coexist
When a political order is well established, the mechanisms by which it sustains itself can be normalised to the point that they don’t appear to be...
#FeesMustFall: Four tips to protect your eyes during a protest
#FeesMustFall: Four tips to protect your eyes during a protest
#FeesMustFall protests at South African universities look set to continue. Bhekisisa speaks to two eye care specialists, ophthalmologists Eben...
#ThisFlag and #ZimShutDown2016 protests are ‘sponsored’, says ANC's Gwede Mantashe
#ThisFlag and #ZimShutDown2016 protests are ‘sponsored’, says ANC's Gwede Mantashe
South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), on Tuesday said it was concerned by civilian protests in Zimbabwe against...
How fear and loathing has added fuel to the flames of the Tshwane unrest
How fear and loathing has added fuel to the flames of the Tshwane unrest
Bursary schemes for underprivileged youth. Free wi-fi in the city centre. 15 000 people employed through a public works programme. Low-cost...

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