Women as Leaders against Women as Figureheads

By Cossette Hampton It is refreshing as a Black American woman, stolen from the Motherland generations ago to die in slavery for white power, to experience Women’s Day on the continent. The war on Blackness in South Africa, however, feels all too familiar as I watch from the Cape as my brothers and sisters are …

Contesting Power in Tertiary Institutions

By Thobeka Nkabinde Higher education institutions in South Africa have been faced with students resisting against the eurocentric, anti-black, patriarchal, heteronormative, classist, able-bodied authoritative order in the fight to bring about a free, Black-centered Azania. Higher learning institutions play a pivotal role in constructing black minds into minds that will sustain the neo-colonial system. The …

Awaiting Trial and Waiting in Vain to Vote

By Lindsay Maasdorp The Local Government Elections (LGE) are 3 days away and the rallies around the country have taken on magnanimous proportions. Democratic Alliance’s (DA’s) Mmusi Maimane stooped to an all time low when he promised a revolution through the vote and not the barrel of a gun. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has …