Maurice Smithers

Alcohol: the deadly accelerant

What will it take for the government to acknowledge the link between gender-based violence and femicide and alcohol?

Shebeens call the shots in Gauteng

The new licence rules appear to render communities powerless to object to new shebeens popping up.

The white left is alive and well

''Back in the Seventies and Eighties, old school friends and other whites of my acquaintance who were perturbed by my anti-apartheid activities would ask why I was 'giving my life up for the blacks'. I would explain that I wasn't doing what I was doing 'for the blacks', but for a society free of oppression and exploitation, and that was also concerned with the rights of women and children,'' writes Maurice Smithers.

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