Athambile Masola

Recall unheard voices in South Africa’s history

Adelaide Tantsi Dube’s poem was published in 1913, the year Africans were stripped of their land

On taking Love seriously

The world can be a hate-filled place but love, the essence of our being, makes it beautiful

We haven’t achieved the aims of June 16

South Africa still does not have an equal education system, yet this is not impossible

The dance of memory

Coming to terms with the politics of nostalgia amid the myths of the Rainbow Nation is hard to do

​In search of my mother’s garden: iheritage yeblack female intellectuals

The voices of black women were not erased by colonisation

Reading Noni Jabavu in 2017

Not everyone has heard of Noni Jabavu, but her writing and experiences resonate with those who know they have been denied a voice

The post apartheid challenges faced by SA youth

In 2016, South Africa’s youth, as fiery as the generations before them, face a multitude of different challenges.

Pen power propels gay pride

A local poet-activist uses storytelling as a weapon to destigmatise the experiences of LGBTI people

The image of the post-colonial ‘man’ is stereotypical humbug

This campaign feeds the “black diamond” obsession that focuses on the success of a few black people at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

Education round here is not yet uhuru

Our journey to freedom continues: 20 years after democracy, those who can’t read or write are locked in a sinister struggle.

Women’s bodies are not fodder for power games

In a matter of days this past week, Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi was accused of rape - and had the grievance against him dropped.

Why I chose teaching

Teaching adds value to the world and it is a cool profession, says Athambile Masola.

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