Where does Al Jazeera stand? | by Joseph Daher

Where does Al Jazeera stand? | by Joseph Daher

Joseph Daher looks at the role of Al Jazeera as both a tool of Qatar’s political and economic interests, but which also sometimes shares sympathy with popular movements in the region.Al Jazeera television has recently been subject to debate, following the resignation...
Occupy the Rondebosch Common | by Lillina Ruiters

Occupy the Rondebosch Common | by Lillina Ruiters

Where were the old revolutionaries? On Friday, 27 January, about 100 people marched from Manenberg to Rondebosch Common bent on occupying the wasted land resource. The march turned sour after the City refused to allow it to proceed. The protesters insisted (on what...

The Spear | by Steven Robbins

BRETT Murray’s The Spear has generated an extraordinary amount of media and political commentary, social media twittering, marches and protests, including the defacing of the painting itself. The rage expressed by many in response to the depiction of the private parts...

The Spear that divided the nation | by Professor Robins

BRETT Murray’s The Spear has generated an extraordinary amount of media and political commentary, social media twittering, marches and protests, including the defacing of the painting itself. The rage expressed by many in response to the depiction of the private parts...

Thoughtleader: Juju does Guy Fawkes?

Behold, the end of the world is nigh. The barbarians have breached the gates. Savages are redrawing maps without the superpowers. Journalists’ heads are rolling – and not only at Independent Newspapers. Jihadists now speak with English accents. The...