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    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...

    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’...

    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...

    Animated Film Fosters Hair Love For Black Girls And Their Dads

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    When the internet identifies with a project, amazing things happen. A filmmaker in the United States is getting a lot of love - and...

    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...

    What South Africa’s Love For Cattle Means For Climate Change

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    With a foreword by President Cyril Ramaphosa, this engaging book brings history, science, economics and popular culture together in a timely discussion about South...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Zulaikha Patel: How We All Wish We Were You

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    I don't think I have ever seen anything quite like it. The little girl - now known to all as Zulaikha Patel - standing in...

    Zulaikha Patel wants to inspire young women with her first book

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    Zulaikha Patel was just 13-years-old when images of her protesting against her school’s racist hair policies became news. That protest inspired a wider protest...