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Athambile Masola

Athambile Masola

    We haven’t achieved the aims of June 16
    We haven’t achieved the aims of June 16
    The June 16 1976 uprising was a series of protests by black pupils in response to the Afrikaans-medium decree of 1974. For the government dominated...
    The dance of memory
    The dance of memory
    ALWAYS ANOTHER COUNTRY by Sisonke Msimang (Jonathan Ball  Publishers)
    ​In search of my mother’s garden: iheritage yeblack female intellectuals
    ​In search of my mother’s garden: iheritage yeblack female intellectuals
    Last year, around the time Thandiswa Mazwai released her album Belede, a friend of mine sent me this message: “Ndimamele uThandiswa's...
    Reading Noni Jabavu in 2017
    Reading Noni Jabavu in 2017
    ‘The mores that I was used to were neither purely Western nor purely Bantu. We were not ‘black Europeans’, yet I saw how we were not ‘white...
    Pen power propels gay pride
    Pen power propels gay pride
    Sitabane. Faggot. Lesbo. Butch. Fem. Dyke. Mathanyula. A litany of words that are used to describe “the other”. The list is endless and the...
    The image of the post-colonial 'man' is stereotypical humbug
    The image of the post-colonial 'man' is stereotypical humbug
    Mayihlome Tshwete is the face of Rémy Martin. It is plastered arrogantly on a billboard in Rosebank, Johannesburg (you can’t miss it when...
    Education round here is not yet uhuru
    Education round here is not yet uhuru
    I first began to understand the notion of freedom when my parents decided to move to the suburbs in 1994. Moving to the suburbs meant our freedom...
    Women's bodies are not fodder for power games
    Women's bodies are not fodder for power games
    I'm not surprised by this spectacle. But what worries me is a rape accusation being seen as a political ploy. Yet another leader in South...
    Why I chose teaching
    Why I chose teaching
    I grew up believing I could be anything I wanted to be in the world. I was able to use my imagination because I was exposed to various ideas...