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Let’s call him ‘Boy’ because he is Black

I am tired of hearing excuses made for proponents of blatant hate speech, racism and bigotry. That to me is the equivalent of justifying Hitler’s actions because of his childhood and upbringing, or for shaming and blaming a victim of abuse for their part in the situation.

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What is “International Volunteer Day”?

I once read that volunteering allows you to age with grace. For me, the actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn is a prime example of that…

Being a woman, in South Africa, in 2017

While South Africa’s Constitution enshrines gender equality, bodily integrity and reproductive rights; the words and meaning are seemingly lost on a society that refuses to change its attitudes and approaches to the rights of women. 

On air: Chinese heritage in South Africa featuring Patric Tariq Mellet

South Africa is a rich, diverse country, but often we get lost in the binary of black and
white and forget to examine the other races and cultures that make up our country
One of the overlooked is the Chinese community. Patric Tariq Mellet wrote a fascinating post about the Chinese heritage in SA.

South African Chinese take legal action against Hate Speech 

The comments are racist, inflammatory, vitriolic, insulting, hate-filled and promote and propagate hatred of and violence to Chinese people. More terrifyingly, the comments directly incite violence and harm to our children. – TCA

My Last Will at 11 years of age

Recently, I was sorting out stuff and trying to make a dent in sorting out papers when I came across a file that my mom…

What type of Activist are you?

Violence against women and children is never acceptable, never excusable, and never tolerable. The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children…

Proudly home

For some reason which I can’t quite explain, a wave of patriotism swept over me this morning and I created a Pinterest board called “South…

South Africa in decline

The Economist | South Africa: Over the rainbow http://t.co/LJbpiw23

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