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Sisonke Msimang

Sisonke Msimang

    My journey of reading women, writing as a woman and growing a wide heart
    My journey of reading women, writing as a woman and growing a wide heart
    There have been a few discussions lately about women’s writing. There are some who believe that women’s words are less important than men’s...
    Me, the Uber driver and Ali
    Me, the Uber driver and Ali
    The Uber driver has never heard of Muhammad Ali. I am flabbergasted.
    We eat what we like ... or do we?
    We eat what we like ... or do we?
    When she opened a restaurant in the mid-1990s, just after the end of apartheid, my mother became an accidental rebel. In her own way and without the...
    A hard-hitting analysis of South Africa's deepening malaise
    A hard-hitting analysis of South Africa's deepening malaise
    Justice Malala’s book,...
    Student protests give South Africans a glimpse into hidden lives
    Student protests give South Africans a glimpse into hidden lives
    Just as mass protests...
    Zille-Ramphele split more dignified than protracted ANC spats
    Zille-Ramphele split more dignified than protracted ANC spats
    When Helen Zille and Dr Mamphela Ramphele parted ways this week, the South African public seemed collectively to hiss "It serves you right!" before erupting into ­snickers and inane wisecracks about the brevity of the tryst. ...
    AU's attack on the ICC ignores the suffering of women
    AU's attack on the ICC ignores the suffering of women
    Last year I had the pleasure of inviting Fatou Bensouda, the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), to give the keynote address at a...
    Judicial equity rests on gender parity
    Judicial equity rests on gender parity
    Next week the Commission for Gender Equality will use its powers to begin an inquiry into transformation in the judiciary. The topic of judicial...
    Mandela: The man who taught me how to lead
    Mandela: The man who taught me how to lead
    In the summer that I was 17, Soul II Soul's Back to Life played over and over on the radio. Caron Wheeler – the group's...
    As long as we exist, we will be raped
    As long as we exist, we will be raped
    I read an article on Thursday morning. It said: "The victim had been sliced open from her stomach to her genitals and dumped." The...
    Hurricane Sandy: Disgust beats denial any day
    Hurricane Sandy: Disgust beats denial any day
    On Sunday, just before a state of emergency was declared in Connecticut, where I have lived for a few months, my partner and I braved the queues of...
    Ode to an unimportant man
    Ode to an unimportant man
    I write this in honour of Alpheus Molefe, a man who was born in Meadowlands, Soweto, 43 years ago. He was shot and killed by criminals outside the...