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Why Dr T’s New UN Position Brings Together Her Life’s Passion

I first spoke to Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng last year. She had just launched her book Dr T’s Guide to Sexual And Reproductive...

5 Books To Read About Gender-Based Violence

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a serious matter. South Africa has one of the highest rates of violence against women and gender nonconforming...

Zindzi Mandela Remembered

On Monday, July 13, South Africans awoke to the news that Zindziswa (known as Zindzi) Mandela, daughter of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Nelson...

Keabetswe Jan On Mental Strength Campaign

On January 5 2019, Keabetwse Jan tweeted out “O jewa ke eng?” — asking her Twitter followers what’s bothering them. The tweet...

Poem: The Offending Document

The Only Magic We Know is the latest poetry collection from Modjaji Books. It is a “celebration of Modajaji Books as an...

Former Daily Vox Journo Lizeka Maduna Writes Her First Book

“Reading is what inspired me to write a book, especially books written by black women for black women,” says Lizeka Maduna, speaking...

Nurses Are Vital Part Of COVID-19 Response

AS TOLD TO  Bhelekazi Mdlalose is a forensic nurse working with Doctors Without Borders (MSF Southern Africa). As a...

The Unfamous Five Goes To Lenasia

The Unfamous Five by Nedine Moonsamy opens with the five protagonists witnessing a violent crime. This act bounds the friends together and...

The Importance of International Social Work Day Amidst The COVID-19 Crisis

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 marks International Social Work amidst the global crisis on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The coronavirus outbreak which originated in...

Book Fayre: How Meeting Authors Inspires Children To Read

Literacy levels in South Africa have long been a cause for concern. Many children in South Africa cannot read with understanding in...

In Photos: South Africa Joins Global Strike For Women

CIVICUS, Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA), Tosunga Baninga, Social Justice, and other members of civil society and activist communities gathered...

We Stan Africa’s Top Woman Coach

Last week Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis retained her title as the top woman coach on the African continent. This isn’t her...

Goodbye, 2019 – You Have Been Memorable

Let us count the ways this year has been wonderful.  Compiled by Fatima Moosa The Springboks...

Girlpower, Magic, And West-African Culture – All Reasons To Read The...

Do yourself a favour and get stuck into Nigerian-American author Tomi Adeyemi’s The Legacy of Orïsha series.  The trilogy...

Poem For Alexandra

By PRYZ da poet Where do I begin to describe Alexandra,  A place where lots of...

Tariro Ndoro’s Poems Speak About Unbelonging

Tariro Ndoro’s debut poetry collection tackles issues of identity and xenophobia. She turned her creative writing master's degree thesis into a book. The...

Fixing The Broken Food System

Zayaan Khan wants to mend the “broken food system”.  Growing up in Woodstock and District Six, Khan says she...

Sewing Co-op In Tembisa Is Growing Jobs

Gathering women from her community, Joyce Phala started a sewing cooperative in Tembisa almost eight years ago. She wanted to help the...

Jack And The Beanstalk Returns To The Joburg Theatre

Backstage and on stage is a hive of activity. There is less than a week left before the opening of the Jack...

“The Deathless Girls” Tells The Story Of Dracula’s Brides

Throughout history, women’s stories had been untold and mistold. Women’s contributions have been left out completely or they have been misrepresented. This...
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