Somali-American model Halima Aden will make history when she becomes the first ever person to wear a hijab and a ‘burkini’ in the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue – with the step meeting mixed reaction online. Aden, 21, was born in a refugee camp in Kenya, living there[…]
Cape Town – Sympathisers gathered on the steps of St George’s Cathedral last night for a candlelight vigil in honour of the victims of the terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday. Remanded without[…]
By Yaseen Kippie South Africa celebrated as a vanguard of multiculturalism- has seen a rise in cases of schools being accused of intolerance towards religious expression. Whilst the outrage over black hair at a girls’ high school in Pretoria in 2016 thrust the issue of school racism and cultural expression[…]
This piece was written by Paul Saint-Rose, a student from Reunion Island working at VOC as part of a cultural exchange programme. It forms part of a series called Through Foreign Eyes, in which foreigners share their thoughts on Cape Town’s unique culture. There is in the Indian Ocean a[…]
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