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No headstone for Aviwe – the woman a country forgot
No headstone for Aviwe – the woman a country forgot
Aviwe Wellem’s funeral started at 6am on September 14. The early morning air was pierced by the shrill cries of despair from the village.
Declare war on the subjugation of women
Declare war on the subjugation of women
In August 2016 Winnie Madikizela-Mandela made remarks that resonated with black people and reverberated around the country. She said: “Singayi...
By the time there are xenophobic attacks, you’re practically a refugee yourself
By the time there are xenophobic attacks, you’re practically a refugee yourself
Some of the nicest people I know are saying of the xenophobic attacks, “Violence is not the answer, but…” This sympathy for perpetrators is even coming from foreign nationals....
Platitudes and short-term plans
Platitudes and short-term plans
Slogans, speeches, tweets, marches and summits. Government has done a lot to be seen to be doing something about the assault on women.But a woman...
Violence erodes democracy and rights
Violence erodes democracy and rights
The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation condemns the rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana as a deplorable act. In accordance with our values...
EDITORIAL: Lead us out of this deathly silence
EDITORIAL: Lead us out of this deathly silence
‘The pain that our women are feeling is an immediate pain — it cannot be postponed.” So said President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday...
Killer’s life sentence gives family ‘a little peace’
Killer’s life sentence gives family ‘a little peace’
When I close my eyes, I see the picture of her — the way she was when she was murdered — and, ja, I just took a hard knock,” Zubaidah...
The chain between words and violence
The chain between words and violence
There has been a justified outpouring of national anger and fury over the past few weeks in response to the ongoing war on the bodies of girls and...
Protesters outside Parliament demand action on femicide, not just words
Protesters outside Parliament demand action on femicide, not just words
Ongoing protests against femicide and gender-based violence have forced President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government to relook laws on how convicted...
Underground railroad carries women and children
Underground railroad carries women and children
Have you ever heard about the Underground Railroad? It was not an actual railroad, but a secret network of people in the United States who ...
The shame of Room 80: We must act
The shame of Room 80: We must act
Once one has read George Orwell, any numbered room can take on sinister significance. The numbered room in 1984 is, after all, the location of...

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