Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

    Towards an anatomy of violence

    Eugene de Kock's actions should not be reduced to 'evil', argues author and lecturer Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, who once interviewed the man.

    A wounded nation

    Fifteen years into democracy, South Africans remain profoundly psychologically divided, argues Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela.

    Time for women to make history yet again

    In her preface to Karina Turok’s book, Life and Soul: Portraits of Women Who Move South Africa, Mamphela Ramphele celebrates the strength of women, their resilience and resolve in the face of adversity. Echoing an earlier period of women’s struggle Ramphele reminds us of the resolute spirit that inspired 20 000 women to march to the Union Buildings in a direct challenge to apartheid oppression.

    The power of forgiveness

    Five South Africans were last month invited to address the first international conference on Restorative Justice and Peace in Colombia: Albie Sachs, Tutu, Penuell Maduna, Tokyo Sexwale and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela. "One could say we were in Colombia as ambassadors of South Africa's peaceful transition," writes Gobodo-Madikizela.