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Colleen Lowe Morna

Colleen Lowe Morna

    ​16 Days will be followed by positive action
    ​16 Days will be followed by positive action
    GENDERDéjà vu. It’s a familiar sensation at this time of year, as we wade through the gruesome statistics on gender violence in readiness...
    Women cold-shouldered as political parties cosy up to youth
    Women cold-shouldered as political parties cosy up to youth
    The youth are the party sweethearts...
    Madiba the flawed father, husband and man: 'I'm still learning'
    Madiba the flawed father, husband and man: 'I'm still learning'
     He would probably rue the fact that he has not bequeathed his family the peace he gave South Africa. He would remind us, as he has repeatedly, that he is no saint. As we reflect on his legacy, he would ask us to learn from his greatness and from his human failings....
    Sex or rape? Something is terribly wrong!
    Sex or rape? Something is terribly wrong!
    When the story about a Jules High School girl being allegedly raped on the school grounds hit the headlines, I had a flashback to my worst moment...
    When are you too old?
    When are you too old?
    What happens when I am too old to do this, asks a Sanlam advertisement on personal financial planning.
    Crossing borders
    Crossing borders
    As I breeze through check-in formalities at Accra international airport on my non-stop evening flight to Johannesburg, I cannot help the flashback...
    When in power, exercise it
    When in power, exercise it
    When South African Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka served as minister of minerals and energy, a large portrait of a woman miner hung above...
    Beijing betrayed?
    Beijing betrayed?
    Officially, the United Nations conference is being called Beijing and Beyond. But a worldwide NGO review entitled Beijing Betrayed concludes...
    Push for zebra principle in Parliament
    Push for zebra principle in Parliament
    In a move bound to spark controversy, Minister in the Office of the President Essop Pahad has said the "time is right" for South Africa to "open a...