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Iraq cut the internet, and the economy suffered
Iraq cut the internet, and the economy suffered
When anti-government demonstrations shook Iraq, authorities cut the internet to disconnect protesters and slow sharing of bloody images — a...
EDITORIAL: Stop electoral violence
EDITORIAL: Stop electoral violence
Anastancio Matavele, a Mozambican election observer, was gunned down by police in Xai-Xai city on Monday. The news was tragic but — perhaps...
Behind SA’s brutality
Behind SA’s brutality
Contemporary South African society has been constructed on the idea of difference. Race and gender differences are intrinsically tied to our...
SA has a legacy of trauma
SA has a legacy of trauma
The equality court recently ruled that the gratuitous display of the apartheid flag in public — even in homes and schools — amounts to...
A safe haven in a sea of sexual violence
A safe haven in a sea of sexual violence
The darkness that has befallen us is affecting the emotional state and wellbeing of people and the country. We are at war with ourselves; a woman...
By the time there are xenophobic attacks, you’re practically a refugee yourself
By the time there are xenophobic attacks, you’re practically a refugee yourself
Some of the nicest people I know are saying of the xenophobic attacks, “Violence is not the answer, but…” This sympathy for perpetrators is even coming from foreign nationals....
Glasgow eye of storm as drug deaths spiral in Scotland
Glasgow eye of storm as drug deaths spiral in Scotland
Gary Kelly and Bruce Munro, reforming drug users from Glasgow, count themselves lucky.
Listen to the voices of women with disabilities
Listen to the voices of women with disabilities
Why, oh why are we so obsessed with squashing human beings into little boxes? A gender box: male or female. A race box: black or white. An income...
Khayelitsha’s people are still in the dangerous dark
Khayelitsha’s people are still in the dangerous dark
Five years after a commission of inquiry into policing issued recommendations on how to make the Cape Flats township safer, Lester...
Strangers are blamed for our burdens
Strangers are blamed for our burdens
In times of economic crisis, the flourishing of fear and ignorance always seems to coincide with the death of common sense and compassion. As...
Listen to your children
Listen to your children
Not a day passes when we do not hear on the radio or read in newspapers or on social media about brutal killings in the Cape Flats, with headlines...
EDITORIAL: We ignore our children’s future
EDITORIAL: We ignore our children’s future
Beyond all the noise — the politics and the Twitter spats between politicians — are South Africans who are grappling with serious...

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