In quotes: On what would have been her 83rd birthday we reflect on the powerful words from Winnie Mandela

2019-09-26 18:29

Winnie Mandela has repeatedly told us who she was, these are her words.

Death to the author and identity politics

2019-01-16 19:00

Identity politics is an intellectually lazy game to play. It reduces discussion and contemplation as it focusses on the participants and not the debate, writes Howard Feldman.

"I prayed to be white so I can have perfect hair" – Rosie Motene on her identity crisis

2018-09-21 15:35

In her memoir, actress Rosie Motene opens up about growing up as a white girl in a black girl’s body.

Trump's comment about South Africa is a reminder that race still matters

2018-08-29 08:29

We need to stop seeing race, religion and other identities as side issues when we try to understand economies and politics, writes Steven Friedman.

English or Afrikaans? Our identity is about so much more

2018-01-19 08:23

Condemning the behaviour of Afrikaans schools without doing anything to advance indigenous languages undermines our national identity anchored in unity in diversity, writes Mpumelelelo Mkhabela.

Becoming Mrs... nah, just kidding. I'm keeping my surname

2017-10-05 09:56

A look at the last name change dilemma when you're a hopeless romantic feminist. Sigh.

City Press reviews new web series Gaze

2017-02-26 06:00

A bold new gay-themed web series, Gaze, plays out in the Cape Town art world and focuses on coloured identity, writes Roger Young.

It’s all coming back to me now

2016-09-04 13:20

I will never forget the moment when it occurred to me that the school rules at my now infamous alma mater were not based on any understanding of who I am.

Man in limbo over double identity

2016-04-19 10:15

A Greytown man Falakhe Dlamini, is living with the sad reality that somewhere in South Africa, there is a man who possesses the same identity number as him, resulting in him not being able to claim UIF.

The scale of desire is more complicated than you think

2015-04-23 11:03

Dorothy Black spoke to gender activist and psychosexual educator Delene van Dyk about love, sex and the evolution of our sexual orientation.


How Toni Morrison’s legacy plays out in South Africa’s universities

2019-08-16 18:15

Toni Morrison’s legacy echoes across the world.

Does having long locks give you hair privilege?

2018-10-09 12:52

Hair privilege for women can extend beyond just hair texture. A researcher shared how hair length can also affect how women are treated.

"I am Ndebele but I struggle to remember our clan names, don't follow the customs and prefer to speak isiZulu"

2018-09-19 16:09

And why can't Toya Delazy wear ibheshu? Are millennials becoming more culturally ambiguous and influenced by different heritages that sometimes even aren't their own?

The unsettling meanings of coloured identity and why it should be challenged

2018-06-18 11:36

Experiences of white racism have shaped coloured identities but so too has anti-black prejudice, writes Eleanor du Plooy.

Looking past the skin on my face

2017-11-16 08:21

Identity politics in South Africa remains a central part of policy development and implementation, and it will continue to be as long as historical prejudice produces racial disparities, writes Eleanor du Plooy.

Hybridity part of SA's rich heritage

2017-09-22 12:32

On Heritage Day, we should remind ourselves that our diversity of ethnicities, cultures and languages position us well to develop an ethic of hybridity that nurtures all identities, writes Nico Koopman.

Book Review: Rediscovering new identities

2016-09-11 07:18

The Keeper of the Kumm.

WATCH: Coming out as transgender

Author Anastacia Tomson describes her experience of coming out as transgender, as covered in her memoir.

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Gigaba waives destruction of uncollected IDs for elections

Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba says his department will waive a rule on destroying uncollected ID books for the 2016 municipal election year.

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Who are we really?

2015-04-13 15:44

Saffiya Ismail realises that defining who you are is an ongoing challenge, mainly because you are constantly learning, changing and growing.

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