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Sisonke Msimang

Sisonke Msimang

    Are South Africa's anti-corruption crusaders racist?
    Are South Africa's anti-corruption crusaders racist?
    In the last few weeks, more attention has been focused on South African President Jacob Zuma than usual because of the release of an explosive new book — 'The...
    How courts, media conspire to brutalise us
    How courts, media conspire to brutalise us
    WRITING ABOUT RAPE
    When you think of heroes, rather listen to your heart
    When you think of heroes, rather listen to your heart
    My sisters and I are freedom’s children, born into the ANC and nurtured within a revolutionary community whose sole purpose was to fight...
    The Pied Piper of the broken-hearted: HIV activist Prudence Mabele
    The Pied Piper of the broken-hearted: HIV activist Prudence Mabele
    Prudence Mabele – Pru – was my guide to the new South Africa. She didn’t give you a choice about friendship. She just showed up. We met in...
    ​We need to reclaim the headlines
    ​We need to reclaim the headlines
    This year headline stories were about the same small cast of characters. Every week new titbits were added to the stories; micro-developments...
    Can South Africans be friends across 'racial' boundaries? Yes and no.
    Can South Africans be friends across 'racial' boundaries? Yes and no.
    Now that the season of realpolitik is upon us in South Africa and the rainbow nation ...
    My journey of reading women, writing as a woman and growing a wide heart
    My journey of reading women, writing as a woman and growing a wide heart
    There have been a few discussions lately about women’s writing. There are some who believe that women’s words are less important than men’s...
    Me, the Uber driver and Ali
    Me, the Uber driver and Ali
    The Uber driver has never heard of Muhammad Ali. I am flabbergasted.
    We eat what we like ... or do we?
    We eat what we like ... or do we?
    When she opened a restaurant in the mid-1990s, just after the end of apartheid, my mother became an accidental rebel. In her own way and without the...
    A hard-hitting analysis of South Africa's deepening malaise
    A hard-hitting analysis of South Africa's deepening malaise
    Justice Malala’s book,...
    Zille-Ramphele split more dignified than protracted ANC spats
    Zille-Ramphele split more dignified than protracted ANC spats
    When Helen Zille and Dr Mamphela Ramphele parted ways this week, the South African public seemed collectively to hiss "It serves you right!" before erupting into ­snickers and inane wisecracks about the brevity of the tryst. ...