Why do black women hate their own hair?

I speak for every dark skinned girl who has ever been shunned for trying to steal the limelight of a yellow bone, and for every natural haired sister who has been overlooked for a weave. The weave has had very real and emotional implications in our lives as black women. We have all been faced wit...

What Black Economy?

  I have been watching the Black economy debate with dismay and disappointment as I realized that black people don’t actually have a lived experience of ownership outside the white gaze and control. As we speak of the economy you can tell that we are not conscious of the system we have...

What about Phoenix?

What about Phoenix? What are we going to do about the blood spilt in Phoenix? I notice there are two opposing views playing out in society. The first and dominant view is that the looters deserved to die and the Indian community of Phoenix did the right thing. The second view however, is that ...

Women's Day Address 2020

8 August 2020 Women’s Day Address available on YouTube https://youtu.be/Om8P-fObngo       It is woman’s day in South Africa. I found it fitting to address my sisters, my mothers ,my daughters, my nieces this morning, mainly because the women in ANC have g...

WARNING: South African Men are Rapist Friendly

BE WARNED: South African Men Are Rapist Friendly   When I stripped naked in 2007 as a protest action against rape, I had no idea that I was embarking on a lifelong journey of using my voice for rape survivors. At the time I myself had never been raped so I did not realise the magnitude of...

What is the role of the ANC Women's League?

What is the role of the ANC Women’s League   I find myself deeply confused on what exactly the role of ANC Women’s league is in our society. This is a group of women which has been elected to protect and establish rights and freedom of expression for women. ANCWL is meant to b...

Farewell to my granny Tosana Gertrude Mazwai

Sthandwa sam......chomi yam......my flesh and blood. Me and you we enjoyed our relationship. Thank you for the past 5years when our relationship reached a level I never imagined possible. You were at the receiving end of my childhood rage and grief of losing mama....you took it like a soldier. For m...

Lockdown Deaths

There is a poor family in Alexandra Township that survived a terrible violation and lost a member. There is a poor family in Alexandra Township with no access to expensive lawyers to resolve the injustice done to them. One evening when they were gathered as a family enjoying dinner and laughter, the...

FOR THE LOVE OF AFRICA : Facebook Music and poetry Tour

Press Release 26 May 2020 Att: Arts and Culture editors FOR THE LOVE OF AFRICA FACEBOOK MUSIC AND POETRY TOUR Featuring Pops Mohamed, Ntsiki Mazwai and Poorvi Covid 19 has had a dramatic impact in the entertainment and creative industries. The lockdown has meant that artists and perform...

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