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The heavy price of pushing masculinity

In the frantic pursuit of patriarchal ideas of manhood, boys often lose their ability to love — this paves the way for cruelty and violence

From the archives: Black Magic

Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala passed on this morning. In 2009 Niren Tolsi spoke to him after the group received their third Grammy

Shaka epic born anew, in isiZulu

Mazisi Kunene’s classic poem about the warrior king has been reconstructed in its original tongue

#RhodesMustFall: Lessons to be drawn

Chris Zithulele Mann says that to remove the statue is to ignore what lurks within all of us, making it more difficult to identify our own prejudices.

Walking in the ruins of 
a lost world in Melville Koppies

The Melville Koppies were home to Tswana and Sotho clans, and the remnants are still visible.

Public holidays for beginners

So many public holidays, so little history ed. We made up some stuff about public holidays and went out to test people's credulity.

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Judicial Conduct Committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for his remarks about SA Israel relations

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

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

Ithala fails to act against board chairperson over PPE scandal

Morar asked to settle with the state and pay back the profit he made on an irregular tender

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