XHOSA

February 11 1990: Mandela’s media conquest

Nelson Mandela’s release from prison was also South Africa’s first ‘media event’. And, despite the NP’s, and the SABC’s, attempt to control the narrative, the force of Madiba’s personality meant that he emerged as a celebrity

Our land of empty promises

The tragedy of dispossession under colonial rule and apartheid continues under democracy

‘Why I decided to call my brand MaXhosa’

Designer Laduma Ngxokolo has kept his family together in his business

The limits of coloured nationalism

Gatvol Capetonian is a coloured ultra-nationalist organisation but here’s the kicker: their racist culprit is the post-apartheid government

Coloured civic ‘bloc’ set to contest poll

But there is already polarisation, as some activists disagree with the racist rhetoric doing the rounds

Justice failed, says initiates’ father

Two traditional nurses found guilty of mutilating a man’s two sons were given an ‘insulting’ sentence

Queer – and proud to be Xhosa

The furore over the film Inxeba has cast a light on men who are gay but deeply committed to their culture

Exposing a culture’s wounds

It’s been fêted around the world, but Inxeba’s smashed stereotypes will cause a stir locally

​Inxeba: A moment of confrontation

The film questions the idea of manhood in Xhosa culture through a relationship between three men.

​Actor Nakhane Touré fends off hate speech over controversial new film

'The Wound' tackles the unspoken issue of sexuality and tradition in a film about Xhosa initiates.

Tony Gum: ​A rapid-fire blast into art world

Tony Gum is only 21 but already she has made her name both locally and on the international scene.

Xhosa chic stands tall

Forged in the heart of tradition, Laduma Ngxokolo’s designs have set South Africa’s fashion world on fire.

Latest

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs