Latest posts by Ismail Dhorat
31 July 2012
Congratulations have been pouring in for South African swimmer Cameron van der Burgh who picked up South Africa's first gold medal after the country's dismal failures at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He is also South Africa's first male swimming Olympic gold medalist.
26 April 2012
Despite public outcry, legal challenges and protest actions from civic organisations and labour unions, urban road e-tolling is set to go ahead in Gauteng province in South Africa. This is a roundup of what South African netizens are saying about the cashless payment system for road operators.
19 April 2012
A 10 minute and 33 second cellphone viral video of a 17-year-old mentally handicapped girl being gang raped by seven men in South Africa has sparked anger and outrage online.
2 March 2012
The Mail & Guardian ran a story recently about an extremist right-wing survival camp in Johannersburg breeding virulent racism, training teenage boys in its ideology. The camp is run by Kommandokorps, which describes itself as an elite organisation “protecting its own people” in the event of an attack.
9 February 2012
South African newspapers ran a story recently about a South African woman who was racially abused in public at the Virgin Active gym in Morningside, Johannesburg. The story has caused a public outcry on social media which resulted in Virgin Active re-opening the investigation into the incident.
30 January 2012
South Africa's Democratic Alliance Students Organisation recently released a controversial poster as part of their anti-racism campaign, which shows a naked mixed-race couple embracing. The poster has caused a huge stir on Facebook, Twitter and blogs and even generated viral spoof posters.
4 September 2009
A new public transit bus system launched in time for the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa is being met with vociferous protests from drivers of taxis (mini busses). South African bloggers discuss.
21 August 2009
Caster Semenye, a young South African runner who recently won a gold medal at the World championships in Berlin has been thrown into the spotlight, and not due to her victory but rather her gender. The question is: Is Caster Semenye a man or a woman? In this post we are summarising bloggers' reaction to the controversy.
1 July 2009
In the last few months there has been a storm brewing between different parties here in South Africa related to the public health care system. Doctors, unions and government are...
16 June 2009
June 16, which is now referred to as Youth Day here in South Africa is day when we remember the past. On June 16, 1976 the Soweto uprising occurred sparked by laws that would force all education to be delivered in Afrikaans.