How Belief in Magic Spreads HIV in Africa

BY BEN RADFORD In many countries throughout the world belief in witches is common, and black magic is considered part of everyday life. A 2010 poll of 18 countries in sub-Saharan Africa found that ov...

Against casual Islamophobia in South Africa

It happens so casually one has to do a double-take: did that really just happen? It is, of course, the nature of prejudice in societies like South Africa that the behaviour it gives rise to is almost...

South Africa’s become a mafia state

The Zuma-Gupta relationship did not evolve spontaneously, writes Elvis Masoga. Folks, could you please fasten your seatbelts and indulge in breathless meditation in anticipation of an extremely distr...