Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela is the Research Chair in Studies in Historical Trauma and Transformation at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. She graduated from Fort Hare University with a bachelor's degree and an Honours degree in psychology.

A new vision of the postcolonial

In a speech to graduates at Rhodes University, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela said that reviewing accepted wisdoms can help to repair the past

Let us create truly caring institutions

The inquiry into Bongani Mayosi’s death must ‘water the tree of transformation’ at UCT

Mandela left us the fabric for a new SA

He acted within a specific context and entrusted all South Africans to build the society we want

Answer our dreams, Mr President

Cyril Ramaphosa has ushered in a new dawn but poverty and inequality trip up our hopes

Moral leadership needs more than easy fictions

Dishonest views of a work on De Kock shortchange South Africa's battle for dignity.

The bar is too high for SA’s inept leaders

SA leaders are making their presence felt, but they are not Thomas Sankara, who actually made a difference, writes Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela.

Zuma has corrupted the soul of SA

The "moral decay" President Jacob Zuma complains about is plainly visible in the ANC's echelons of power.

ANC’s ‘treason’ cry a repressive apartheid tactic

For democracy to succeed, we need more, not less, dialogue, particularly among the youth, says Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela.

Not all is well with Zuma’s soul

The ANC Women's League asks us to pray for Jacob Zuma's return to power. But we should rather pray for a return to moral leadership

Rwanda draws strength from its pain

It is the end of the week of commemorative events throughout Rwanda to mark the 17th anniversary of the genocide of the Tutsi people.

Towards an anatomy of violence

Eugene de Kock's actions should not be reduced to 'evil', argues author and lecturer Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, who once interviewed the man.

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!