A Queer-llaboration

The month of June is known globally as World Pride Month, a month that celebrates and brings awareness to the…

A Wilgenhof section balcony. Photo by Paul Joubert.

The Truth About Wilgenhof

Walking into Wilgenhof’s courtyard is a strange experience. It is simultaneously reminiscent of both a calm old-Stellenbosch guesthouse and a…

The Welgevallen Wine Cellar

SU's alcohol ban has students divided

On Monday 27 January, Stellenbosch University students received an official email from Student Affairs Director Dr Choice Makhetha, announcing that…

Inetkey has fallen.

On “Victimhood”: the Realities and Fictions

On 16th November 2018, an opinion piece by Mariné Bothma was published on Netwerk24. In this piece, Bothma attributes the…

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Photo by Nikko Macaspac

Mental Health Needs to be Prioritised on our Campuses, 2.0

A year later and nothing has changed – the deadly crisis is still developing on our campus with little to…

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SU Leads Rooiplein mass meeting

Facilitating the resistance at SU Leads 2018

To fully understand why I believe that the Rooiplein discussion that took place during the SULeads Conference should become the…

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“Boys will be boys, right?”

Where do we draw the line between tradition and toxicity? A few weeks ago, I was sitting in my residence’s…

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Yes, Die Matie, We can and We will Protest

In a recent editorial piece, Die Matie’s editor, Lian van Wyk, expressed some pointed criticisms of protests on campus, and used the LLL Village protest on the 21st of August…

Youth Day has come and gone again, and our youth are still suffering

16 June is an important date on our national calendar. It is a day of remembrance for the heroic students who protested against discrimination on the grounds of race, colour…

Image by Paul Joubert

The Sad State of Activism, Leadership and Ideology on Campus

2019 has already been a busy and exhausting year, packed with concerning events, decisions and activities that have been taking place on our campus at Stellenbosch University. For many students,…

A protestor at the Woordfees Launch dinner. Photo by Lonwabo Nkonzo.

Shuttle fees: the aftermath

There are still many questions left after Stellenbosch University announced that its shuttle fee has been “suspended”. Some of the short-term questions include whether the suspension is permanent, or just…

A tale of the past and present

I was five years old in a church when a woman stood to give the children a story. In the…

“We Are the World”

At the start of this year, I stood in my mother’s house watching the BBC report on the new virus…

From BoJack Horseman: "all the red flags just look like flags"

Is anybody out there?

The quiet, unbearable loneliness of victimhood in an emotionally abusive relationship You know, it’s funny; when you look at someone…

Gender-Based Silence

The Pragmatic Progressive There is a line in a Ryan Lewis and Macklemore song: “it seems we’re more concerned with…

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Lerato Mokhele wrote a piece about the Pride Month Collaboration that @ queer . us, @spectrum.tygerberg, @rainbowuct, @activate_wits and @tuks_upandout are participating in. Check it out on iLizwi
Merlyn Nomusa Nkomo wrote another stunning piece about inequality, inclusion and representation. Read it at iLizwi.co.za
Merlyn Nomusa Nkomo reflects on solidarity and the human/nature divide through the lens of the current pandemic and the 1985 charity single "We Are the World". Read it at http://iLizwi.co.za/we-are-the-world.
Azraa Khan (@azraa_in_wonderland) shares her deeply personal experiences of an emotionally abusive relationship. Read it at iLizwi.co.za/is-anybody-out-there
Read @_trespaul's investigation into and overview of what actually goes on at Wilgenhof men's residence at iLizwi.co.za.
@lukewaltham wrote about @stellenboschuni's #AlcoholBan and students, staff, and alumni's thoughts about it.