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Zukiswa Wanner

Zukiswa Wanner

    In Tito’s Rwanda: Beneath the surface
    In Tito’s Rwanda: Beneath the surface
    I spent last week in Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s favourite African city. It wasn’t my first time but I have never spent more than 72 hours...
    SA needs to play catchup with India
    SA needs to play catchup with India
    Two weeks ago, I finally made my first visit to India, as one of the guest authors at the prestigious Jaipur Literature Festival.
    The silence of their friends
    The silence of their friends
    Last week was a tough one for our neighbours in the north and, if there’s any smoke of truth in some of the social media posts I have been...
    Let’s mute the R. Kellys in our lives
    Let’s mute the R. Kellys in our lives
    I did not watch the Surviving R. Kelly documentary about the singer’s alleged two-decade abuse of women, many of them young and black. I...
    Five good reads to enjoy
    Five good reads to enjoy
    These five notable books will help you to escape from unwanted companions and will add to that feeling of being on holiday.
    The danger of abuser confessions
    The danger of abuser confessions
    Every year from November  25, the International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women, to December 10, Human Rights Day, the world marks...
    Winnie ‘unashamedly’ resurrected
    Winnie ‘unashamedly’ resurrected
    In her introduction to The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela, author Sisonke Msimang states unapologetically: “I will not pretend otherwise: I am interested in redeeming Ma Winnie.”...
    Border delays because officials can
    Border delays because officials can
    Many African governments have, in the past few years, made it easier to travel across borders on the continent. But, as a South African, it is...
    Love will win when I can’t protect him
    Love will win when I can’t protect him
    Were I the sort of person who has morning tea, I would call him my morning tea child. He came to me around 10, at the time when those who drink...
    Stories in mother tongues matter
    Stories in mother tongues matter
    Last week, American actor Michael B Jordan caused a furore when, in a Vanity Fair interview, he bemoaned the nonexistence of black...
    Campaign against breast cancer all year
    Campaign against breast cancer all year
    A year ago a good friend was diagnosed with breast cancer. Bongi is considered lucky. The company she works for provides medical insurance that...
    Our approach to drugs must change
    Our approach to drugs must change
    Years ago, when I was at university, I read a book, The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighbourhood. It documented a year in...