Kids are freaking out after summoning the Mexican demon called Charlie, which as you know is quite a common name in Mexico. Or, kids are freaking out because parents are freaking out, and because everyone is tolerating metaphysical nonsense.
Penuel Mnguni got his parishioners to eat snakes, which Mnguni claimed would transform into chocolates in the name of Jesus. As a result of this sort of abuse of trust, the CRL Commission is launching an investigation into exploitative religious practices.
A South African man was recently ejected from a gym for wearing a T-shirt that expressed support for the BDS movement against Israel. But curiously, they also claim to support free speech.
My opening remarks at the 2015 TB Davie Lecture, welcoming Kenan Malik and his presentation on “Free speech in the age of identity politics”.
On one possible implication identity politics holds for free speech in the lead-up to the 2015 TB Davie Academic Freedom Memorial Lecture, which will be delivered by Kenan Malik.
Further comment on Zizipho Pae’s comments regarding gay marriage, following the SRC’s decision to expel her and UCT’s statement on the matter.
A report-back on the launch of Gareth van Onselen’s Holy Cows, a new book discussing the ambiguities and contradictions of life in South Africa.
Prof Tim Noakes is endorsing anti-vaxx sentiments again. Or is he? Well, it depends on whether you believe him… or the evidence.
UCT SRC Vice President Zizipho Pae has been suspended following her homophobic remarks on Facebook, and rightly so.
Whether Tim Hunt was joking or not in talking about the difference between “girls and boys” in science, there are some jokes that simply don’t work in certain contexts, and where simply uttering them might reveal more than you think.