Violence

Six SA organisations fighting gender-based violence

Gender-based violence is a mammoth problem in South Africa, but there are small organisations all around South Africa working tirelessly to tackle it. At...

Black-On-Black Colonialism: The Divide Between Francophone Cameroon And Anglophone Ambazonia

The struggle of the people of the English-speaking region of Cameroon made international headlines again last month when seven activists received prison sentences, ranging...

Can We All Agree That 2017 Was The Year J.K. Rowling...

Harry Potter has been one of my favourite books for as long as I can remember. It introduced me to the world of magic...

Nelson Mandela and Women

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is etched into history as an icon and is lauded all over the world for his work in the struggle against...

Nsfas, Accommodation Protests Spread To UJ

Students at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) have joined the spurt of student protests that have flared up this week. Students, supported by their...

Spur people – with a taste for white male violence

We’ve all seen that video of a white man physically and verbally threatening black women and children at the Texamo Spur ranch at The...

Shock As Alleged MUT Student Killer Admits To Crime On Facebook

The student representative council (SRC) at Mangosuthu University of Technology has expressed dismay following the death of 21 year old student Zolile Khumalo, who...

Understanding Human Trafficking in South Africa

Of late, social media has been awash with pictures, videos and warnings about human trafficking. But it isn't a new problem in South Africa....

20+ reasons why men cannot be trusted

Journalist Pontsho Pilane lists the many times she's been harassed and violated by men, in both public and private spaces, proving why #NotAllMen is...

Rantso Mokopane On How The NWU Attack Happened

Twenty-two-year-old Thabang Mosiako, a South African athletics champion who was due to fly to Algeria for the CAA African Cross Country Championships in March...

Victims of Sexual Violence in Sudan Deserve Justice

COMMENT Today, as we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we demand accountability...

CPUT: a militarised campus is the new norm

After weeks of ongoing tensions, four expulsions, petrol-bombed buildings, the resignation of a dodgy vice chancellor and the temporary closure of campus due to...

Slain MUT Student Zolile Khumalo Was A Peaceful Child, Says Family

Family members of the late Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) student Zolile Khumalo said they are shocked by their daughter's alleged killer's behavior in...

MUT Students Force Campus Shutdown

"I come from a family of 16 members and we all depend on my grandmother's pension. I'm frustrated because the same allowance I'm waiting...

The Holocaust and Genocide Centre Remembers The 2008 Xenophobic Attacks

It's been 10 years since the 2008 xenophobic attacks that took place throughout the country, claiming the lives of 60 people and injuring hundreds....

We need to talk about the violence of anti-Blackness in the...

The bigoted responses to local comedian Joey Rasdien's controversial comment at the Ilm Arts Festival are a stark reminder of the racism and prejudice within...

Shooting At TUT: “We Went Back to 1976”

UPDATE** The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has arrested two police officers in connection with the death of Katlego Monareng, the slain Tshwane University...

MSF Field Worker Remembers The Rwandan Genocide: “The Hate That Came...

This year marks 24 years since the Rwandan genocide. More than a million people were killed during the 100 days of violence. The Rwandan...

MUT Student Killer Smiles And ‘Fires Guns’ In First Court Appearance

Mangosuthu University of Technology female students expressed fear following the 23-year-old murder accused Thabani Mzolo's smile and imitated signs of pulling a trigger as...

Drawing the line between corporal punishment and abuse in parenting

UPDATE: The Constitutional Court upholds a judgment which says spanking your child is illegal. al.UPDATE: On 19 October 2017, a judge in the Johannesburg High...
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