Fear and loathing in South Africa‘. The Conversation, 15 May 2023

From Satanism to genocide: Moral panic and white supremacy in South Africa‘. Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, 12 May 2023

Reading list‘. Africa is a Country, 7 December 2022

When fear stalks streets and rioting reigns‘. First Post, 10 September 2021

With Cobus van Staden. ‘Journey through anxious Joburg‘, Mail & Guardian, 5 November 2020

With Cobus van Staden. ‘Anxiety in Johannesburg: New views on a global south city‘. The Conversation, 12 October 2020

Ugly noo-noos and suburban nightmares‘. Johannesburg Review of Books, 8 October 2020

Spirited away into a latex underworld’. Mail & Guardian, 31 October 2017

Rian Malan’s Coligny and racial fear in the media’. Mail & Guardian, 11 May 2017

Op-Ed: My South African university is on fire’. New York Times, 30 October 2016

Familicides – How apartheid killed its own’. The Conversation, 31 July 2016

The myth of white purity in South Africa’. The Conversation, 15 May 2016

Op-Ed: South Africa’s student revolt’. New York Times, 25 October 2015

Talking the (white) talk, walking the (white) walk’. Daily Maverick, 19 June 2014

Cultural machismo’. Daily Maverick, 27 February 2014

Red October’. Daily Maverick, 7 October 2013

FHM and the outrage machine’. Daily Maverick, 13 July 2013.

In police we (don’t) trust’. Daily Maverick, 16 May 2013

Gender violence, our society’s insidious suberbug’. Daily Maverick, 23 April 2013

With James Arvanitakis. ‘Race still rules in South Africa’. The New Matilda, 19 April 2013

My problem with marriage’. The Guardian, 26 October 2007


Joburg, anxiety & whiteness‘, Surviving Society, 13 July 2021

Anxious Joburg‘, Radio New Frame, 4 December 2020

Anxious Joburg‘, 702, 5 September 2020

How your tribe affects your vibe‘, 702, 8 September 2020

Lockdown is world’s biggest psychological experiment & we will pay the price‘, CapeTalk, 21 April 2020

The psychology of mass panic buying‘, CapeTalk, 17 March 2020

Racial mythologies of the far right‘,  Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right, 21 November 2019

The devil in Joburg‘, Sound Africa, 2 January 2017

Satanism and family murder in late apartheid South Africa‘, School of Oriental and Africa Studies, 18 January 2016

Why we don’t trust the police‘, CapeTalk, 18 May 2013

An outdated institution or a sacred commitment?‘, BBC Woman’s Hour, 26 October 2007


Crime in SA: A return to satanic panic?, eNCA, 8 February 2022

Gru-verhale, Prontuit, Kyknet, 16 August 2021

Why Joburg? lecture for the UJ Graduate School of Architecture, 3 March 2021

Anxious Joburg book launch, hosted by WiSER and Wits University Press, 28 October 2020

Anxious Joburg tells the story of a city, eNCA, 7 October 2020

How your tribe defines your vibe, eNCA, 8 September 2020

On commuting to work by bike in Johannesburg, Smart Monkey TV, 11 September 2014