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Living up to our promise of ubuntu

South Africa needs active citizens and real change starts in the home, with conversations about social justice

Children may benefit when parents share their digital gaming space

Digital games can provide forums for diverse groups of people to come together, which is especially important while our physical activities are restricted

Rights are at risk without principled leadership in the US Supreme Court

COMMENT: My sons, I weep because Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who fought gender discrimination, has died and Donald Trump, under whom hardwon victories have been eroded, wants to be elected president again

Women are South Africa’s changemakers and they deserve more

The truth is the economy still largely revolves around men, especially white men like me, writes Alef Meulenberg.

Court victory for 400 000 elderly black women

An apartheid law that dispossessed black women of the assets accrued during their marriages has finally been scrapped after a Pinetown pensioner, facing impoverishment, went to court

Cyberflashing: Get your dick off my phone

It’s the tech version of the street corner flasher — or a man hoping you’ll reciprocate with a clit pic

Reconsider the decolonisation project

I recently edited a special issue for a journal on sexuality, capitalism and Africa. It was based on the topic that served as the...

The humanities can cure our colonial, patriarchal hangover

Two academic articles raise questions about the inherent racism and sexism in scientific methodologies and research ethics

Ballon D’Or host apologises as ‘twerk’ request causes storm

The awards co-host in Paris provoked a torrent of complaints about sexism with his question about the sexually suggestive dance

Let the world know that women were once not ‘persons’ in the eyes of the law

The Union of South Africa and the women struggle for visibility in the courts

Veteran journo slammed for ‘creepy’ interview with New Zealand PM

Charles Wooley has been criticised for calling Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern “attractive” and discussing the conception of her baby.

BBC China editor quits in equal pay protest

Carrie Gracie said she resigned last week over a "crisis of trust" which has engulfed the BBC.

Rectifying women’s land title rights

A court ruling may have finally put an end to inequities in the Land Tenure Rights Act

Google fires employee who authored anti-diversity memo

The move splashed fuel on a burning controversy about whether "political correctness" is stifling free speech.

What are you doing about daily racism and sexism?

Iimbali, a regular column by Friday editor Milisuthando Bongela, is a space for stories and other narrative-based social analysis.

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The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

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