South Africa

Hope Healed My Trigger

It was just this week that I felt triggered by the horrific stories that had emerged on the news about multiple women who had been raped and murdered and fellow Africans that had been brutally murdered because they weren’t citizens. If I am being completely honest, I still feel the chill in the air on this clear day just thinking about...

By Zizipho Ndevu 2 months ago

Forget the Boogeyman, the Face of Gender-Based Violence Is A Familiar Face in Your Church, Office, School and Bed!

It has been a minute since I last wrote an opinion piece. Until the events of the past two weeks, I have not had the strength or mental resolve to speak to the matters that are impacting South Africa and the greater continent. However, like all of you, I too have seen the worrying stories of kidnaping, rape and murder exerted against c...

By Musa Mdunge 3 months ago

Why South Africa’s Plans for Universal Healthcare Are Pie in The Sky

Performance in South Africa’s two tier health system – the public and the private – has been worsening for some time. Politicians have attempted to attribute the decline in the public sector to a myriad of ills, none of their making. These include migrants; insufficient funds; insufficient staff; medical schemes; lawyers suing them for...

By Alex van den Heever 3 months ago

Soldiers Won’t Stem Gang Violence Because South Africa’s Army Is In A Sorry State

The initial response to the recent deployment of the South African army to areas of Cape Town hit hard by gang violence evoked relief that peace and stability would be restored to the area. But this has been replaced with a much more nuanced view. Some community leaders claim the deployment has fallen well short of residents’ expectati...

By Lindy Heinecken 3 months ago

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