Black Love: A Concept

By By Ntokozo Mayekiso “Black women are the mules of the world.” Indeed. Society has taught them to underappreciate themselves from their hair, to their skin, their voices, and the …

World War Kim

By Filipp Stoliarov Let’s get straight to the point. Is World War 3 is around the corner, and will North Korea be the trigger? Short answer: maybe. With over 15 …

Texture Politics

By: Ruby Chikwiri When you look at international #naturalhair campaigns what do you see? Do you see coarse, kinky type four textured hair or do you see loose and bouncy …

Natural Hair Is Back, No Lye

The natural hair movement has truly gained momentum and it’s time to unpack it. By: Zanele Kabane Black people’s natural hair has always been viewed as untidy and unmanageable, and …

A Hairy Situation

By: Saara Mowlana Hair, oh, hair! The joy and despair! That grows this way or that, and kinks or falls flat. Enough of being Dr Seuss and time to get …

Kroeskop Coloured

Who is the Natural Hair Movement really benefitting? By: Zoe Postman According to Curl Centric, a website about all things natural hair, the natural hair movement “is focused on encouraging …

Feminism on fleek

Hairy armpits but still waxing the upperlip? By: Kelsey Maggot Around the world, women are challenging the norms by embracing their natural leg, underarm and pubic hair and sharing these …

Natural hair products, issa class issue.

Natural hair products are becoming increasingly unaffordable for the average South African naturalista, this needs to change. By: Jemima Lewin More women are embracing their natural hair across the world …

Shut-down for what?

Who is the shut down benefitting?  By Filipp Stoliarov Whenever I look at protests and all other forms of political and socio-economic expression, I turn to my poorly paraphrased misappropriation …

Do Plastic Bag Bans Work?

Are we finally getting rid of plastic bags? By: Nelisa Khwela On the 28th of August 2017, Kenya made the use, manufacturing, and import of non-recyclable plastic bags illegal. Selling …

Charmless Chronicles

  By: Thato Malelu Instagram: @thatomalelu Twitter: @ThatoMalelu Blog: charmlesschronicles.blogspot.co.za I have always been passionate about my hair. It is a way for me to express myself. Whether it was …

Eyebrows On Flake

By: Buhle Khumalo and Jemima Lewin Imagine this;  you wake up, late for a tut only to find that one eyebrow has been shaved off! What would your first reaction …

Too Broke to be Woke?

By Sumona Bose Are you ‘Woke’?  Do you have what it takes it to be ‘Woke’? Are you consciously still asleep and wish to be ‘woken up’ but you don’t …

For a few puffs more…

The new smoking policy means a healthier environment for all.  By Filipp Stoliarov “This is how the Orwellian state begins!” screams the dedicated smoker, as UCT’s new smoking (or rather …

Owning the Horror Inside You

 Why the Babadook is a Perfect Fit for the LGBT+ Movement By: Jordan Pfotenhauer @jordanpfot Growing up queer is an exercise in self-awareness. When people ask me “did you always …

A Crack in The Opposition Ranks

Has the DA lost their momentum? By: Jemima Lewin @JemmaSara Opposition parties of the ANC such as the DA and EFF have united in their call for the removal of …

Dear students and colleagues…

The isolation in student residences By: Aleida Kraamwinkel @aleidakrw1 This phrase, used by UCT management as the introduction to a notification of yet another mysterious student death, is the last …