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    Hair Politics

    How I rejected imposed standards of beauty and learned to love...

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    Mikhail Petersen, who grew up in the coloured community, was taught from childhood that he had "bad" hair. He reflects on how he learned...

    Panyaza Lesufi Is Gauteng Education MEC Again

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    On Wednesday, David Makhura the incoming premier of Gauteng announced his new administration and shuffled Panyaza Lesufi out of the education portfolio. He will...

    How to show solidarity towards the women in Iran

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    For the past few weeks, women in Iran have been taking to the streets to protest against government control. The protests were sparked by...

    A letter to John Robbie, for everyone else who heard that...

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    Dear John, I listened to your radio show on 29 August 2016, in which you interviewed Mishka Wazar, journalist and former pupil of Pretoria Girls’...

    CRL Calls For Teachers Who Forcibly Cut Pupils’ Hair To Be...

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    The Commission for the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL) said on Thursday that schools that force children to cut their hair...

    Racism at PMB Girls’ High goes further than the k-word

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    Alice Draper, who matriculated from Pietermaritzburg Girls' High School in 2015, reflects on the institutional racism at the school. She says that, despite regular...

    Black students are still a long, long way from being free...

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    MALAIKA EYOH, a grade 12 student at Pretoria High School for Girls, points out that while the media attention following protests at the school has...

    Old Girls pledge their support for learners at Pretoria High School...

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    We, alumni of Pretoria High School for Girls stand in solidarity with the bold and courageous learners of the school, who have spoken out...

    Five ways black bodies resisted conforming to old white traditions in...

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    The year of asinavalo has come with nothing short of dololo chill. Black bodies have resisted assimilation and conformity with white traditions in various...

    Joburg private school accused of racism after allegedly kicking out black...

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    MEC for education Panyaza Lesufi visited a Johannesburg school to investigate allegations of racism after a group of black girls was ordered to leave...

    The Newbie Natural Guide is here for all your natural hair...

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    The natural hair movement, where women of colour choose to keep their hair kinky and curly, has boomed over the years in South Africa....

    It’s time African lawmakers ditched their colonial wigs

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    We love to talk decolonisation in Africa and yet somehow we managed to miss the fact that in several African countries, lawyers and judges...

    #DecoloniseSchooling: we need to talk about the violence “elite” schools perpetuate

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    #StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh has reopened a can of worms for many of us who attended private and ex-model C schools. If I'm honest, this was likely...

    Education MEC to probe high school following girls’ outcry

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    Pretoria High School for Girls will be investigated by Gauteng Department of Education authorities following allegations of racism against the institution. “You have my support,...