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Zukiswa Wanner

Zukiswa Wanner

    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...
    Why jobs should never trump human dignity
    Why jobs should never trump human dignity
    Many many years ago when I was 12 years old in Zimbabwe, I had a good friend named Charlie who stayed in my neighbourhood. Charlie and I used to...
    ​A gender violence robot, seriously?
    ​A gender violence robot, seriously?
    On August 1, thousands of women took part in #TheTotalShutdown march to the Union Buildings. Despite having announced it weeks in advance, the ANC...
    People colour a journey of book stops
    People colour a journey of book stops
    Two years ago, my family and I decided to do a road trip from Nairobi to Johannesburg using public transport, most of which resulted in my latest...
    We claim Mbappé but is he one of us?
    We claim Mbappé but is he one of us?
    On the evening that France lifted the 2018 Fifa World Cup trophy, my friend Dee, a retired model and art curator, told me about a friend she made...
    There’s no sweetness in Kenya’s sugar
    There’s no sweetness in Kenya’s sugar
    On June 13, Kenya’s Cabinet secretary for the interior and co-ordination of national government told the country that sugar imported from Brazil...