Dec 12

To remain active, stay connected!

Dikatso Malapile is passionate about helping substance abusers who have lost confidence in themselves to effect change. She aspires to open a rehabilitation center in her community but requires funding. Email to find out how you can assist.

Dec 12

The math conundrum

The entire country was shocked last week when the Department of Education said that the pass rate for mathematics would be lowered to 20% for certain learners. Is that a step forward or a step backward? Ramadimetja Makgeru shares her opinion on the matter.

Dec 12

Children bear the scars of abuse

As we close the 16 Days of Activism for no violence against women and children campaign, we should not forget that violence happens everyday. It is a conversation that needs to take place throughout the year. Mbasa Gqokoma takes a look at the effects of abuse suffered by children.

Dec 2

No more labels!

Yolokazi Mfuto is very aware of the inaccuracy of gender stereotypes and calls on men and women to write a different narrative as these roles rarely communicate accurate information about certain groups.

Dec 2


Throughout the ages, the discrimination and marginalisation of women has been well-documented. If you’re a lesbian, life can be tough and downright unbearable. Mpho Molefi, a lesbian, explains how fed up she is with men treating her like a man when in fact she is a women!

Dec 1

HIV/AIDS, a disease of the mind

Mbasa Gqokoma sits down with a 32-year-old man from the Eastern Cape living with HIV. *Luxolo Mlambo (not his real name) explains how difficult it was for him to disclose his status to his support unit because of the shame and stigma attached to the disease.

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