activism

 
Activist poets on the frontline
Activist poets on the frontline
Nakuru — It is a chilly Sunday afternoon at the Agora Centre in Nakuru, Kenya. The stage is lit up as if for a music...
The restriction of basic freedoms has become the global norm
The restriction of basic freedoms has become the global norm
Imagine inviting your ten closest friends to dinner but only four of them show up. The other six can’t make it because they’ve either been...
A quiet partner in revolution
A quiet partner in revolution
In her brief testimony to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission about the treatment of her husband in prison, Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe highlighted the toll it took on her children. There were the strip searches that became part of their Robben Island visits, the night-time police...
World Wildlife Fund uses fake Singapore ivory store in awareness campaign
World Wildlife Fund uses fake Singapore ivory store in awareness campaign
An apparent online ivory store which caused a furore in Singapore has been exposed as a hoax set up by environmental group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to highlight perceived shortcomings in local laws....
Environmental activism is not a whites-only issue
Environmental activism is not a whites-only issue
During a conference last year, I enthusiastically attended all the sessions, from good governance to peace and reconciliation, and human rights....
US civil rights activist Erica Garner dies at 27
US civil rights activist Erica Garner dies at 27
Erica Garner, a prominent activist against police brutality whose father's death at the hands of US officers spurred mass protests, has died after...
Making photos, forging connections
Making photos, forging connections
OBITUARY:PETER MCKENZIE 1955 – 2017
Kenya's addiction to scandal-prone leaders
Kenya's addiction to scandal-prone leaders
If last week’s elections are anything to go by, a juicy scandal doesn’t hurt the prospects of an aspiring Kenyan politician. If anything,...
Claudia Rankine implores us to not look away
Claudia Rankine implores us to not look away
It’s Tuesday afternoon. Already, it’s the kind of day when everything feels like it’s moving perplexingly slowly. Travelling through...
​A family that fought for equality
​A family that fought for equality
When I first meet up with the Naidoo-Pillay family at the Apartheid Museum in southern Johannesburg, panels are still being installed in a circular...
Hope in a time of despair
Hope in a time of despair
ACTIVISMAt the time of the Soweto uprising of 1976, I was a second-year student at the University of Durban-Westville (now part of the...

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