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Carl Collison

Carl Collison

Carl Collison is the Other Foundation’s Rainbow Fellow at the Mail & Guardian. He has contributed to a range of local and international publications, covering social justice issues as well as art and is committed to defending and advancing the human rights of the LGBTI community in Southern Africa.
    LGBTI-focused national HIV plan launched
    LGBTI-focused national HIV plan launched
    Hailed as a milestone in South Africa’s response to HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and tuberculosis, a national plan focusing...
    High court rules “20-year guillotine” on reporting sexual abuse unconstitutional
    High court rules “20-year guillotine” on reporting sexual abuse unconstitutional
    In what has been hailed as “a major victory for all victims of sexual abuse”, the high court in Johannesburg today ruled that sexual abuse...
    Slice Of Life: The good enough in-betweener
    Slice Of Life: The good enough in-betweener
    I recently restarted doing reiki. With reiki, it heals whatever in your life needs healing. And it seems as though this time around it’s about me...
    Slice Of Life: Long walk to opportunity
    Slice Of Life: Long walk to opportunity
    I started a local football club, which we launched in Nyanga (Cape Town). On the morning of the launch, there was this one kid who played for a team...
    Slice Of Life: ​In praise of 'losing'
    Slice Of Life: ​In praise of 'losing'
    I entered the reality TV show The Cut which aired on SABC 1 in 2005. You know, all the time I was participating in that competition, I...
    Slice Of Life: ​We helped nature take its course
    Slice Of Life: ​We helped nature take its course
    I used to be tomato farmer before but the conventional farming model was just not working for me. I did some research and realised that I actually...
    Time could be up for sexual offenders who have escaped justice
    Time could be up for sexual offenders who have escaped justice
    It took more than three decades for Gavin Hendricks to come to terms with the sexual abuse he suffered during his teenage years and lay charges...
    Slice Of Life: ​A killer among us
    Slice Of Life: ​A killer among us
    I was covering the rape and murder of three-year-old Courtney Pieters for the Daily Voice. When I went to meet the family, Mortimer, a...
    Slice Of Life: ​A degree in dance
    Slice Of Life: ​A degree in dance
    My friends say I have a twerking disorder, because I twerk to everything – even gospel music. But, mostly, I twerk to hip-hop. My friends call...
    Going black to its roots: People embrace their crowning glory
    Going black to its roots: People embrace their crowning glory
    After having her scalp burnt one too many times while having her hair relaxed — with comments such as “jy’s mos ’n kroeskop” adding...
    Slice Of Life: A love that goes beyond class
    Slice Of Life: A love that goes beyond class
    My mom was a domestic worker for many, many moons. And for years she would speak fondly of this woman she used to work for: Rosamund Erwin. She would...
    Bisexuality: Being an 'outcast among outcasts'
    Bisexuality: Being an 'outcast among outcasts'
    Nkani Mpulwana speaks in such a hushed tone that is near-impossible to hear what she is saying. Speaking to the Mail & Guardian from her...