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Nikiwe Bikitsha

Nikiwe Bikitsha

    Our actions shape attitudes to women
    Our actions shape attitudes to women
    "I'm going to kill you! I'm going to kill you!"
    Walking while black at 9.50am
    Walking while black at 9.50am
    Walking while black has always has its hazards in this country. The most common is that dogs will bark while you walk by; if you are unfortunate...
    It's not Zuma who needs protection - it's the ANC's ideals
    It's not Zuma who needs protection - it's the ANC's ideals
    It is pointless to try and preserve one’s sanity by turning a blind eye to the political shenanigans of the day. However much one tries, the...
    Why can't we jog freely?
    Why can't we jog freely?
    Often in this country, it seems our bodies are not our own. They are for others to paw, caress, titillate, abuse and even disfigure. As certain as I...
    The devil is in the execution of Africa's ideas
    The devil is in the execution of Africa's ideas
    Dr Nkosana Moyo held his audience rapt last Friday when he addressed a gathering of the African Leadership Network. The network is a platform for...
    Run - and we will catch a dream
    Run - and we will catch a dream
    I like to run. It has many advantages besides keeping one fit and healthy. There is, for instance, the irreplaceable sense of accomplishment and...
    Skin lighteners speak of a dark age
    Skin lighteners speak of a dark age
    The White Plan. No, this isn't the title of a long-lost treatise on race relations by Adolf Hitler or Hendrik Verwoerd or Asa Carter (take your pick)...
    Affirmative action does not kill babies
    Affirmative action does not kill babies
    The academic and political commentator Steven Friedman wrote a very compelling piece that appeared on the South African Civil Society Information...
    Radicals seek to diminish girls' power
    Radicals seek to diminish girls' power
    What must the abducted girls in Nigeria be going through? The sheer horror of it is unimaginable. I watched and listened to the video posted by...
    Vile bigots, always in spitting distance
    Vile bigots, always in spitting distance
    It was once a place so filled with rancour and hatred that people spat at you simply because you were of a different race. It happened to my sister...
    When it's not the language of love
    When it's not the language of love
    Boo and baba. These are just two of the terms of endearment that Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp had used for each other during their three-month tempestuous relationship. It has been amusing to hear stoic men such as prosecutor Gerrie Nel and defence advocate Barry Roux repeatedly...
    Chilly reception for JZ, ovations for Madonsela
    Chilly reception for JZ, ovations for Madonsela
    It was a tale of two parties, both hosted by, or in honour of, business leaders. Hundreds turned up at both soirees. One was attended by President...