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20 October 2017 12:17 (South Africa)
Life, etc

Op-Ed: Life Esidimeni Tragedy not an Aberration

  • RURAL MENTAL HEALTH CAMPAIGN
    RURAL MENTAL HEALTH CAMPAIGN

    The RMHC is a collaboration between five organisations (Rural Rehab South Africa, Rural Health Advocacy Project, Rural Doctors Association of South Africa, South African Federation for Mental Health, and Cape Mental Health) who are advocating for access to mental health care and services in rural areas.

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Photos: Suzy Bernstein.

Theatre Review: The Man Jesus – a cleverly constructed whodunnit

By Lesley Stones
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AmaBookaBooka: Author’s triumphant return (after being killed) – A podcast

By Amabookabooka
Photo: Athol Fugard as Oupa in The Shadow of the Hummingbird. Photo:  Jesse Kramer

Nobel Prize for Literature: Beating the drum for Athol Fugard to be nominated in 2018

By J Brooks Spector
Photo by Seth Willingham on Unsplash.

Op-Ed: Secularism, religiosity and human rights

By Zane Dangor
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Evita's Free Speech: Ep.110 – Is 82 the new 45? (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: Mark Heywood

The Interview: Mark Heywood

By Marelise van der Merwe
Main photo: The guitarist for Malian musician Salif Keita is seen on the Conga stage at the Joy of Jazz music festival. Picture: Ihsaan Haffejee.

Photo Essay: Ibrahim, Keita lead the pack at 20th annual Joy of Jazz

By Ihsaan Haffejee
Photo: A hand stitched image from The Number exhibition by Manuela Gray, courtesy of Manuela Gray

The Interview: Artist Manuela Gray

By Marelise van der Merwe
Main photo: Catholic Cathedral, Pella, Northern Cape, South Africa (SATOUR)

Op-Ed: Church, colonialism and mission – two hundred years of Catholicism in South Africa

By ANTHONY EGAN
Cartoon: Derek Bauer depicts the irony of PW Botha accusing the alternative press of  peddling propaganda.

Derek Bauer and the alternative media of the ‘80s laid a tradition of unapologetic truth-telling

By Janet Heard
Main photo: Zeitz Mocaa exterior (Iwan Baan)

Zeitz Mocaa: Cape Town’s new art museum stuns and provokes

By Rebecca Davis
Graphic illustration: The image shows Dr Pierre Durand, project leader of the Evolution of Complexity Laboratory in the Evolutionary Studies Institute at Wits University.  A simple RNA molecule such as the one depicted here is an example of what may have been responsible for the evolution of complex life as we know it. Photo sources: Wits University and Unsplash

Explainer: New study finds out how complex life was formed billions of years ago

By Marelise van der Merwe
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No Filter, Vol. 3: The future is analogue

By AYANDA CHARLIE and LEILA DOUGAN
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Book review: A Nation’s Fate?

By J Brooks Spector
Graham Hopkins and Antony Coleman in Freud’s Last Session.

Theatre review: A work rich in words and religion, less on sex

By Lesley Stones
Photo: Jerry Lewis in 1960s – a publicity photo (Wikimeda Commons), Dick Gregory in 1964 (Herman Hiller, World Telegram staff photographer - Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection.)

Appreciation: Jerry Lewis & Dick Gregory have earned their place in history

By J Brooks Spector
Main image: Morning in the prison yard. 8am. The two prisoners in the foreground are carrying out bath water from the kitchen. The other prisoner brings our flasks of boiling water. The awaiting trial prisoners line up for breakfast on the left. The convicted line up on the right. The three prisoners facing the wall are waiting for sanitary pads. They will get three each for the day. Painting and description by Fatima Meer.

Flowers in Confinement: Fatima Meer’s defiant sketches of women in prison exhibited

By Ihsaan Haffejee
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Book Review: Shaping the present through the nobility of our past

By Mark Heywood
Photo: The playing pieces of ‘Whacky Wit’ stand on the board at the SPIEL non-electronic game fair in Essen, in 2013. Photo: Roland Weihrauch/(EPA)

Board games are quietly, nerdily, becoming big business

By Simmy Peerutin
Main photo by Craig Foster.

The Morality of Octopus Hunting in False Bay

By Don Pinnock
Photo: Alex Hotz, Zola Shokane and two other protesters in animated discussion on the night paintings were burnt at UCT. In court papers Hotz said she had a conversation with other protesters ‘about the wisdom of burning the art’. Photo: Ashleigh Furlong

Right of Reply: UCT is not a closed and controlled gallery

By Jay Pather
Photo: Swami Parthasarathy is internationally recognised as the greatest living exponent of Vedanta. Photo: Vedanta Life Institute

Corruption in the modern world: Insights from an ancient science

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: The company of KING KONG – Legend of a Boxer. Andile Gumbi (centre) as King Kong. Photo: Daniel Rutland Manners

King Kong – Legend of a Boxer: 60 years later, does it stand the test of time?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Johannesburg skyline by Franklin Pi via Flickr.

Op-Ed: Transgender sex workers – when the system denies them equality and power

By Section 27
Photo: Professor Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (Photo by iasociety.org)

Health-e News: Cancer and HIV fields collaborate for a cure

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo: Students burn art belonging to UCT. Photo: Ashleigh Furlong.

The art of UCT’s Max Price: Siding with ignorance and misperception

By IVOR POWELL
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No Filter, Vol. 2: Solving problems from the bottom up

By Daily Maverick Chronicle
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Podcast: The Psychonauts – psychedelic psychiatry, and magic mushroom on trial in South Africa in 2018

By LEONIE JOUBERT
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Film: The Hard Facts about Getting this House in Order

By Kalim Rajab