'Because she is black, she has been lumped together with all the thieves and crooks and murderers'
'You‘re mansplaining,' she snapped, and arrived 40 minutes late, complaining about the traffic
'The bar has been lowered so far that ground zero feels like progress'
'Someone, a mysterious person who wished to remain anonymous, had sent a letter to the authorities '
'Someone, a mysterious person who wished to remain anonymous, had sent a letter to the authorities '
'It‘s your turn, and you‘re Bob Dylan, and when you walk out in the violet dusk in your wide-brimmed white hat the air shimmers with heat waves of concentrated love'
Questions pop out of the vertiginous twists and turns: Should marriage be a life-sentence?
Davies claimed that 'South Africa currently has the highest level of alcohol consumption in the world'
I salute a woman who inspires me and makes me want to be a better person, and sincerely hope she will find my Saturday Night Live/ Spitting Image style script funny
Elena Ferrante refused to write under her real name, refused to promote her books or participate in the glittering trap of publicness, of publicity
Since the writing of history is partisan Plaatje felt it incumbent that black writers should offer their own interpretations
'Try to lift their spirits with hearty meals. But remember that very few Americans have ever eaten real food'
Some are claiming that the burning of books, art and buildings is the first step in the implosion of our society
CITES is an international agreement designed to protect the flora and fauna threatened by commercial exploitation
Tears and memories as kwaito superstar is laid to rest
Thompson visited the Hemingway house and admired the fine set of antlers hanging over the front door
The ministers suggest that allowing trade in ivory would represent the “most effective strategy”
'The tone remained resolutely uniform, whether reporting on the Nazi invasion of Poland or the winner of the Chelsea Flower Show'
Mandoza was that song‚ and that song was him. Powerful‚ courageous‚ energetic‚ raw‚ fun and most of all‚ kasi
Ntaopane added that Mpho was in a flat panic when she called‚ saying that things “weren't looking good"
Mandoza died in hospital on Sunday around midday
If we expect accountability from those in power, we have to come to the party and be accountable ourselves
As the countdown begins to the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties for CITES, conservationists question what can be expected from host South Africa
'No matter how sophisticated we become, there runs through us all a deep streak of superstition'
Yesterday, Prof Jansen challenged you to test your general knowledge. Here are the answers
A case study of how Leticha Marinana was preyed upon by creditors
'We have regressed from having a global foreign policy, to an African foreign policy, to a local, inward-looking foreign policy'
I ask you to take the test and answer honestly and alone, without calling on the internet
Why don't bored HR types just put employees in a big room and give them alcohol?
I can't help wondering: will Game of Thrones or True Detective be celebrated in 50 years? Probably not
Data was collected from autopsy reports of female bodies admitted at Salt River Forensic Pathology Laboratory in Cape Town
Local editor miffed after airline refuses to compensate him after 10-hour delay at OR Tambo International Airport
South Africa has stubbornly high rates of violent crime. More concerning, though, is that the latest crime stats suggest the recent increase in murders is not slowing
Next week I'll write this column left-handed, just to see what happens
The foundations for violence and criminality are laid one to two decades before society feels the effects
For the study, interviews were conducted with 27 incarcerated sex offenders
UCT dropped 20 places and Wits fell by 28 places in the latest world university rankings
3842 people murdered in Gauteng, 3649 in the Eastern Cape
In slave societies, white women would often hack off the hair of their enslaved female servants because it supposedly 'confused white men'
Given our history it should not surprise that schools stuck in another century still make hair an issue when their job is to teach the subject matter
Faith is belief without evidence, or without accepting evidence. You ignore Nkandla, Marikana and the Guptas; and you decide that the con man isn't a con man
Traceability could offer consumers guarantee that their food has not been tampered with
Judge Thokozile Masipa said she was not persuaded that there were reasonable prospects of success on appeal
The EFF is now the leading opposition in Limpopo's capital city, where the party went from zero to 28.21% of the total vote
'I was wearing my good jersey, so diving through glass was out of the question'
Gender-based violence against women is high across all racial and economic demographics and costs SA between R28.4-billion and R42.4-billion yearly
The problem is not Caster Semenya. It is the failure of society to acknowledge what has always existed but been politely denied
The Constitutional Court has decided on the issue of whether unmarried life partners may inherit twice before
Neels Blom draws up a list of jobs for Joburg's new regime
All that 'everyone is a winner' stuff they teach kids at progressive kindergartens is really a monumental waste of time
When the Gavin Fowler's contract expired, he decided to commit to a cheaper MTN package, but the network refused to transfer his airtime
The struggle to have the rights of women respected is just as vital today as it was in 1956, but the confrontations are on different fronts
Many people with swanky suits and fancy titles are about to start looking for real jobs
Talented individuals could once attain glory without having to run around
He recently gave R500 000 to a neonatal unit at Cape Town's Groote Schuur hospital where he was born
The new vulnerable face of people most at risk of contracting HIV/Aids are young women between the ages of 15 and 34
'For many women, sexual violence has become part of their daily lives. Violence is routine'
The private member's bill should be withdrawn, in favour of an effort to produce, register and schedule a cannabinoid prescription drug
Counterfeit information undermines our faith in our institutions, in our news gatherers, even in each other
Retailer vows to make sure would-be buyers know exactly what bonded leather really is
Everyone knows about Cape Town's often appalling weather, but until now I had not heard of it playing a role in court
Politicians certainly shoot their mouths off when elections come around but don't get around to doing a great deal
Many have been found guilty despite lack of scientific evidence
Serendipity plays a part in our lives — but so does common sense and lots hard work
Proposal that plates be changed every five years
It is blatantly false that only women are sexually abused and only whites stand to lose property rights
Does anyone remember the PAC? It's the party that used to threaten to drive white people into the sea. Now? Oblivion
All our lives are there in those supple threads — the big historical narratives and the small ones that mean a lot to you and nothing to anyone else
'If you’re up for some vintage democratic hand-wringing, I’m your guy'
During the 1980s, coverage of SA family murders suggested something was 'wrong' with white society — and with the white Afrikaans men seen as perpetrators
'Bonded leather' can legally be called 'leather' in SA. It shouldn't be because it's only a few leather shavings away from being totally synthetic
'When he took the piece in a white lady at the gallery shouted at him in shock. She told him it was disgusting'
I escaped because I could read well and I knew how to write exams. I learnt how to stay safe from the world but Tommy only ever learnt to fight
The Zuma administration has taken us from healthy growth in 2008 down to zero growth
A man has stepped forward to claim the country's massive R87-million Powerball jackpot
I needed to call for help but standing and walking caused me to deteriorate so rapidly that I never reached the telephone on the far side of the bed
If the cost of repairs is more than 70% of the value of the car, the insurers will deem it a write-off and the owner gets a payout rather than a repair
A productive farm that employed 120 people became the subject of a legal dispute about what exactly was growing there
Praising the ingenuity of Africans, the Microsoft founder says we have the bravery, passion and stamina to overcome our challenges
In a small way, Zulu was to car racing what Williams is to tennis. He demystified the sport
Remember how we were told that the future of SA would be bright if we followed the Venezuelan economic model?
'Oscar never denied that he shot Reeva. Where does the prosecutor want to take this now?'
'The sentence of six years' imprisonment does not adequately reflect the seriousness of the crime of murder'
Fort Calata? Does that ring a bell in your empty head. You just fired his son
'I'm very sorry‚ with the deepest of my heart. It was not meant to be like this'
Each person represents Madiba‘s values
'If the situation stays the same‚ South Africa's great white sharks are heading for possible extinction'
South Africans have embraced the craze‚ despite the game not yet being officially available in the country
Current trends suggest there's a major risk of a substantial shortfall in the funds required to sustain life-saving ARV programmes
There's absolutely nothing odd about women in power. Show me a time when they weren't
'According to most media, it has taken over the planet, which means it is being played by at least 5% of Americans'
Studies show that there are a complex set of social and behavioural factors that have an impact on HIV transmission
Did you know that a car that is a year or two old can still be sold as new?
An Eastern Cape lawyer was struck off the roll after employing ingenious ways of getting extra money for his services
When two consenting adults enter into a transaction to buy and sell sex, who is the victim?
When Diana Kok initially applied, she signed the application together with her husband. Nine years later they separated
In SA, we have everything. The problem is that we also have Penny Sparrow, the Gupta family and their like
'I spent 10 or so years in constant terror that my phone would ring, and now I sit and stare at it'
'I was that rubbish druggie. One of the wrong friends who used to do drugs with her daughter'
'The Philistines have had some bad press, and this will dispel a lot of myths,' Stager said