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Rape in a place of platinum

A snapshot of the community of Rustenburg shows a place of plenty, also a place of poverty.  Ufrieda Ho argues that beyond the juxtaposition, a rape crisis runs deep and it means intervention has to be smarter and more adaptive.…

A letter to a suicidal person

Dear suicidal person, If you are reading this, it means you’re having doubts about suicide. So thank you. I may not know you or whether this will help. I don't know if it will make a difference, but if I don't try, it definitely won't. I…

Poem: 94+ and counting

who’s counting lifeless bodies mounting on frozen floors absent doors dignity stripped hope whipped freedom clipped who’s counting mute citizens shouting to deaf ears crocodile tears politicians pretending suits defending excuses pending…