As the confessor-in-chief of South Africa’s transition to democracy, the archbishop upheld a vision of political justice rooted in atonement and empathy, rather than action and accountability.
Desmond Tutu was a teacher, preacher, ‘public enemy number one’, Nobel Peace laureate, mediator and conciliator who proved in the course of a long and caring life that he was a man for all seasons.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu didn’t stop his fight for human rights once apartheid came to a formal end in 1994. He continued to speak critically against politicians who abused their power.
Although he was a Christian leader in his official work, atheists, agnostics, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and people of all religions have been led and guided by him
Mhlangabezi Mdutyana is a University of Cape Town (UCT) PhD graduate-in-waiting. He’s the son of a domestic worker and a security guard and he grew up on the dusty roads of Polar Park in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape.
South Africa’s cannabis industry currently worth an estimated R28 billion has the potential to lift the economy from the brink of ruin – provided every effort is made to destigmatise the sector first.
The explosion of rage in South Africa in response to the multinational company exploring for oil and gas in the ocean off the Wild Coast is entirely justified.
Ahead of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence (GBV), a new platform brings the public closer to the stories of women who migrate, detailing how they endure multiple forms of intersecting violence.
There’s a new COVID lineage called B.1.1.529. It has a genetic profile very different from other circulating variants.