Lindiswa Jan

Lindiswa Jan Researcher & Masters Candidate, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cape Town




Taking a look at Israel Ambassador, Danny Danon’s bold assertions


Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, made a very bold assertion during a debate in the Security Council recently. “Jewish rights to the land of Israel depends on four pillars,” he claimed. “This includes the Bible, history, legality and the pursuit of international peace and security.” I don’t know what he meant by “legality […]

How Morocco silences its critics


Any journalist in Morocco today who has the courage to criticise the illegal occupation of Western Sahara, Africa’s last colony, is now facing a prison sentence and a massive fine. The harsh penalties under the new emergency decree are specifically designed to silence the government’s critics. Journalists criticising either the King, or the occupation of […]

Did Cyril Ramaphosa win it for the ANC?


That Ramaphosa won the elections for the ANC is an indisputable fact; a fact that is grudgingly rejected by people like Magashule and the Zuma faction. What makes this victory for Ramaphosa so remarkable was that, unlike his predecessor, Ramaphosa fought a very lonely battle, without the full backing of the NEC. In this election, […]


Visual storytelling is a powerful learning tool

Visual storytelling is fundamental to the human experience, and one of our oldest forms of expression. From using fire to animate cave art, to...


It’s time to profit from your own purpose

“Purpose, by its nature, transcends making money,” said MIT professors Julian Birkinshaw, Nicolai J. Foss and Siegwart Lindenberg. Have you ever dreamed of getting paid to do...


Book review: Breaking A Rainbow, Building A Nation

‘Breaking A Rainbow, Building A Nation’ is a first-hand account of the university protests known as #FeesMustFall that gripped South Africa between 2015 and...