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.
Not all charity is equally virtuous – and even the best of intentions don’t immunise charitable giving from criticism, as is the case with Girl with Cake.
Yesterday saw the first day of hearings related to a charge of professional misconduct against Prof. Tim Noakes. Here are my reflections on what transpired.
The jury is still out on whether sugar is addictive, rather than being something that – like any food, and various activities – we can become addicted to.
Contrary to the wisdom of Tim Noakes’ Twitter filter bubble, saturated fat has not been exonerated in the 2015 DGAC Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Oscillococcinum will be no more effective than water in helping you to avoid influenza this Winter, so please don’t waste your money on it.
Allister Sparks and Mcebo Dlamini both said stupid things. And perhaps some over-reacted to what they said, but even if so, the DA should be embarrassed by Sparks, and shouldn’t be embarrassed to say so.
Minister Motsoaledi wants doctors to not be allowed to “play God” when it comes to assisted dying, but he forgets that they play God all the time already.
Wits SRC President, Mcebo Dlamini, recently told us that he “loves” Hitler. Here are some thoughts on that, in the context of free speech and giving offence.