Haji Mohamed Dawjee
HAJI MOHAMED DAWJEE: Waiting room blues
The theatre of the absurd is exactly like the surgical theatre. Both of them play at confronting what we regard as the comfortable certainties of life whether they’re religious, political or moral, writes Haji Mohamed Dawjee.
HAJI MOHAMED DAWJEE: Shopping for therapy
Therapy is a lot like dating: in order for it to succeed, you have to find someone who you actually enjoy spending a lot of time with and who you feel safe talking about yourself with, writes Haji Mohamed Dawjee.
HAJI MOHAMED DAWJEE: After World Mental Health Day, a Valkenberg story
As someone who lives with a mental illness, the history of syndromes, treatments, people and doctors at a place such as Valkenberg psychiatric hospital has always fascinated Haji Mohamed Dawjee.
HAJI MOHAMED DAWJEE: The pervasive anxiety of cats
Haji Mohamed Dawjee says recent research on the socio-cognitive abilities of cats has provided her with some comfort.
HAJI MOHAMED DAWJEE: Femicide: Here’s what men can do
Haji Mohamed Dawjee offers some hands-on, real-world advice to those boys and men who genuinely wish to support women.
The business of the Bo-Kaap: What gentrification does to family businesses
In our three-part podcast, Haji Mohamed Dawjee and Rebecca Davis explore the history of the Bo-Kaap, and the effects of forced removals and gentrification on the history-rich area.
HAJI MOHAMED DAWJEE: Femicide and the invisible man
Why are men not being confronted by the state and why, in fact, are men not confronting other men, asks Haji Mohamed Dawjee.
HAJI MOHAMED DAWJEE: Williams & Sharapova: One win does not a rivalry make
Haji Mohamed Dawjee says you cannot compete for superiority when you are not on the same level.
HAJI MOHAMED DAWJEE: Not all journalism is memoir
Haji Mohamed Dawjee says story telling does not come cheap, and neither does journalism.
HAJI MOHAMED DAWJEE: Motorcycles and the wheels of justice
Haji Mohamed Dawjee looks at an example of how the justice system fails citizens and loved ones when the wheels turn too slowly and when the punishment does not fit the crime.
HAJI MOHAMED DAWJEE: Penny Sparrow, you die the way you live
Haji Mohamed Dawjee says while compassion is necessary in death, accountability is required to live a good life, to die a good person with a clear conscience, but death gives no voice to the transgressor, and so they die the way they lived.
HAJI MOHAMED DAWJEE: Rainbow capital & the commodification of Pride
Haji Mohamed Dawjee says the commercialisation of Pride serves the system and corporates capitalise on this.
HAJI MOHAMED DAWJEE: Cape Town is heartless for criminalising the homeless
There is absolutely no way The City of Cape Town can justify the criminilisation of poverty and no way to argue that any punishment for homelessness is fair or not cruel, writes Haji Mohamed Dawjee.
HAJI MOHAMED DAWJEE: Banyana Banyana don't get the support they deserve
Haji Mohamed Dawjee says that so evident is our lack of national support for our women’s soccer team that Fifa itself has raised concerns.
HAJI MOHAMED DAWJEE: I spent a portion of Eid with racists and did nothing. You?
Haji Mohamed Dawjee says ordinary run-of-the-mill racists always have their eyes and ears on the ground searching for any microscopic opportunity to be racist.
HAJI MOHAMED DAWJEE: Cabinet’s women must be proud and defiant
Haji Mohamed Dawjee says up until this week’s announcement, the South African Cabinet has always reflected many a man’s dream come true.
HAJI MOHAMED DAWJEE: Belinda Bozzoli, let music free your colonial mind
Haji Mohamed Dawjee says MP Belinda Bozzoli seems to have a gap in her understanding of why and how the ‘self’ and the world changes when the oppressed sing together.
HAJI MOHAMED DAWJEE: Game of Thrones and a philosophical ruler
Haji Mohamed Dawjee says 'Game of Thrones' is a great story because it moves the audience to start seeing a real world that’s not too far-fetched from the one on screen.