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.
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!
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.
Koketso Marishane unpacks why the power balance in South Africa should be reconsidered. He argues that a constituency-based representative model holds greater potential for the country.
I am not just a common man. I am a gentleman, a brother, a friend, a care giver, a lover and I adore and respect all women.
After the release of former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela’s State Capture report, Koketso Marishane unpacks and delves into the shenanigans of the elite and what this means for the poor man on the street.
Ahead of International Men’s Day on 19 November, Abram Mophokane recounts what it’s like to be gay in a country that does not always accept his sexual orientation. The prejudices of society can be unforgiving, often resulting in fatal consequences for those at the receiving end of discrimination.
“One thing is clear; our future will not be written by the great strides of yesterday, but by the steps we take in unity, as a country with numerous identities, today.”
As I write this, I am reminded of the famous American black revolt movie called “Mississippi Burning.” Now in South Africa, we have our very own “Vuwani Burning.” I woke up today to news that the marginalised community of Vuwani in Limpopo Province, has yet again set alight learning institutions. This after, the very same …
The Minister of Police released the 2015/16 criminal statistics on Friday to the Portfolio Committee on Police, heres what happened.
We are constantly blamed for being raped, that it is our fault; we asked for it. No one sits and ask themselves how we manage to cope with all of this.
Many of our nations, while afloat, are contracted with regards to economic opportunities. Other nations are failing to survive, and rely on limited means of trade with the world to remain afloat. Thus their industry is dependent on one sector with little to no room for the emergence of youth.
It’s rather unusual and somewhat bizarre, to say the least, that in the post-apartheid South Africa for the first time, the ruling party has to beg for attention in a coalition with parties it deemed shenanigans due to size et al. Well, the reality is that whether our elders like it or not, the political …
It is of utmost importance for South Africa, as a developing state, to invest in youth development and adopt tactics of international standards. Koketso Marishane, a social activist from Ga-Marishane in Limpopo, understands this importance. He has been working tirelessly creating alliances with other countries to seek development opportunities for young people in his community. …
According to one of the world’s most famous politicians, Frank Underwood “In politics you either eat the baby or you are the baby”. That statement is crucial for us as young South African voters, particularly with the approaching local government elections. The right to vote is not just about putting an ‘X’ on a ballot …
WHAT WILL BRING THE NEXT REAL CHANGE IN SOUTH AFRICA? THE DG MURRAY TRUST LAUNCHES A POWERFUL PSA.
For the record, this is not about #OrlandoShooting, this is about the ‘daily discriminatory shooting’ that the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ+) community experience daily. The #OrlandoShooting is a reflection of the societies we live in, whether it’s in the US, South Africa or Brazil. Give me a chance to share my …
The 1976 Soweto Uprisings serve as a great example of the critical role young people have historically played in challenging the harsh and unjust conditions facing them and bringing about a democratic dispensation in South Africa.
In a country where the majority of the population are below the age of 35, one cant help but wonder what are we doing with this potential? Youthfulness should be associated with energy and creativity. The youth voice should be prominent in media and shaping narratives around what it means to live in a free and democratic South Africa.
The 1976 Soweto Uprising will forever be remembered as a turning point and a brave collective action by South African youth. Across the country, youth united in their struggle to make their voices, with the Soweto Uprisings as the most visible. It’s been 40 years since that brave incident and South African youth continue to …