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Going black to its roots: People embrace their crowning glory
Going black to its roots: People embrace their crowning glory
After having her scalp burnt one too many times while having her hair relaxed — with comments such as “jy’s mos ’n kroeskop” adding...
​Long may these fires burn
​Long may these fires burn
OPINIONMy sister is a teacher at a public school in Mayfair, Johannesburg. It’s well run, embedded in the greater community, and is...
Draw up basic  'hair codes' and get on with teaching what is important in life
Draw up basic  'hair codes' and get on with teaching what is important in life
On Monday, when a group of learners, parents and University of Pretoria students demonstrated outside Pretoria High School for Girls, many teachers...
Hairgate: We must look at language too to get to the root of the problem
Hairgate: We must look at language too to get to the root of the problem
What is happening at Pretoria High School for Girls routinely takes place across the country in our schools, and it is a human rights violation of...
From slavery to colonialism and school rules: A history of myths about black hair
From slavery to colonialism and school rules: A history of myths about black hair
“Your hair feels like pubic hair.” That was one of the first insults that someone hurled at my hair. She was a junior at my school. She would...
Shani Crowe unlocks braids as high art
Shani Crowe unlocks braids as high art
Artist Shani Crowe’s exhibition Braids almost crashed the internet this week as striking images of her interpretation of African...
Warfare and difficult hair days
Warfare and difficult hair days
Getting my hair done has become a ritual of sorts. It happens about every four to six weeks. I wake up early on a Saturday morning and hurry to the...
Sometimes your locks run out
Sometimes your locks run out
'When I woke up I saw bits of hair blowing in the breeze from the window above my bed. As I sat up I saw more hair on my pillowcase."
Africanness goes deeper than the skin
Africanness goes deeper than the skin
Are race and territory the correct terms for defining an African? It would seem that as Africans, we are still preoccupied with the debate of who is...
Going natural is a hairy issue
Going natural is a hairy issue
I've always leaned towards the natural aesthetic when it comes to hairstyles. For five years, I shaved my hair every two weeks because I preferred...
Hair dos and don'ts
Hair dos and don'ts
When I was a knock-kneed 12-year-old girl, I visited my four cousins in Umlazi, Durban. At the time I had thick, strong hair and we excitedly...

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