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Mosibudi Ratlebjane

Mosibudi Ratlebjane

Mosibudi Ratlebjane is the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation's social justice fellow at the Mail & Guardian.
​Grandma knows that in this boy she has a girl — she taught me how to run a house
​Grandma knows that in this boy she has a girl — she taught me how to run a house
Victor “Vicky” Moamogwa’s face is done up like a porcelain doll — there’s not a touch of blush and just the slightest hint of...
Boy genius puts his skills to work at rolling out pathology services to the people
Boy genius puts his skills to work at rolling out pathology services to the people
Some may say that Calvin Pokgwadi is punching above his weight by stepping into an industry considered to be a niche market.
Getting the vocabulary right: some transgender terminology
Getting the vocabulary right: some transgender terminology
“Imagine yourself holding a pen, about to write with the opposite hand you usually write in. For most, your hand and handwriting, whether left or right, just won’t look, feel or move correctly. The words just won’t fit between the lines. Well, that’s how it...
'My body is a battleground': How rural trans people struggle to live out their rights
'My body is a battleground': How rural trans people struggle to live out their rights
It’s 5pm on a freezing Friday in Quigney, East London. Malwande Onceya settles into a cream fur bodywarmer and prepares for tonight’s shift....
Helping kids learn - with waste
Helping kids learn - with waste
It’s 10am in Yeoville, Johannesburg. The words “Love Them All Day Care Centre” are painted on the bright orange...
Orphaned at 13, she has cared for her siblings her whole adult life
Orphaned at 13, she has cared for her siblings her whole adult life
The youngest was too young to know what was going on when my father died. I was only 13 years old, the oldest of four. I remember a relative coming...
‘I was alone underground, I’m still alone’
‘I was alone underground, I’m still alone’
It was May 15 1998. I was doing my rounds underground in the afternoon, on level 16. When I heard the blast, I was alone. It must have been 25...
'I was alone underground, I’m still alone'
'I was alone underground, I’m still alone'
It was May 15 1998. I was a doing my rounds underground at 3.35pm, on level 16. When I heard the blast, I was alone. It must have been 25 metres from...
Underground library to the rescue
Underground library to the rescue
In the midst of ongoing protests over municipal boundaries in Vuwani, Limpopo, schools are being torched, but there is a flicker of hope – the...
Domestic workers labour on over injury
Domestic workers labour on over injury
Years after the government promised to ensure domestic workers injured at work would get compensation, those who suffer debilitating accidents still...
EFF manifesto: A plan for the people
EFF manifesto: A plan for the people
It is 8am at Orlando stadium in Soweto. The smell of braaied meat fills the air as local businessmen and women prepare food for thousands...
Transformation ban hits SA’s World Cup Rugby dreams
Transformation ban hits SA’s World Cup Rugby dreams
The South African Football Association (Safa) is the only body exempted from a blanket ban on sporting federations bidding for or participating in...