Author

 
Nikiwe Bikitsha

Nikiwe Bikitsha

    Our actions shape attitudes to women
    Our actions shape attitudes to women
    Policies and laws exist to protect women and girls but we need to take responsibility and act on them.
    Walking while black at 9.50am
    Walking while black at 9.50am
    Walking while black and a woman in SA poses its own dangers, and brings to attention attitudes of privilege and superiority, writes Nikiwe Bikitsha.
    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
    Parliament is there to serve the electorate and the fiscus, not to shield leaders like Jacob Zuma from tough questions – crude or not.
    Why can't we jog freely?
    Why can't we jog freely?
    Its vulgarity and crudeness aside, the fact that abuse is hurled at women with such ease and nonchalance, and no fear of repercussion, made me angry.
    The devil is in the execution of Africa's ideas
    The devil is in the execution of Africa's ideas
    Poor leadership has allowed xenophobia to bloom in South Africa, causing the country to fail Africa. Or so says Dr Nkosana Moyo.
    Run - and we will catch a dream
    Run - and we will catch a dream
    Some things do make a big difference in our country, and sport is certainly one of them.
    Skin lighteners speak of a dark age
    Skin lighteners speak of a dark age
    The cosmetics industry is still blatantly promoting the noxious idea that light is right.
    Affirmative action does not kill babies
    Affirmative action does not kill babies
    The subtext that black people are incompetent is widespread and racist and must be addressed, writes Nikiwe Bikitsha.
    Radicals seek to diminish girls' power
    Radicals seek to diminish girls' power
    Gender rights are being dealt a further blow by leaders' inertia in rescuing the Nigerian teens from Boko Haram militants, writes Nikiwe Bikitsha.
    Vile bigots, always in spitting distance
    Vile bigots, always in spitting distance
    Remembering a fearful childhood encounter just brings home how far freedom has brought us, writes Nikiwe Bikitsha.
    When it's not the language of love
    When it's not the language of love
    Young women need to realise when the language of love turns into the language of control, writes Nikiwe Bikitsha.