Opinion Pieces

20th September 2022

(Un)tying the father tongue: (Re)thinking the (m)other tongue and epistemic (in)justices

(Un)tying the father tongue: (Re)thinking the (m)other tongue and epistemic (in)justices by Tinashe Mawere Introduction At the beginning of the month of February 2022, my ancestors […]
18th August 2022

“Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”: What about Tshisikhawe and the women in her life line?

“Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”: What about Tshisikhawe and the women in her life line? By Pfarelo Brandy Matsila Introduction This year’s theme for International […]
26th July 2022

What does ‘Pride’ mean for South Africans in 2022?

What does ‘Pride’ mean for South Africans in 2022? By Gabriela Pinheiro Each year, the month of June sees widespread celebrations in honour of International Pride […]
24th June 2022

Food, symbolism, and embodiment: Amai Mnangagwa’s traditional dishes and restoring healthy bodies

Food, symbolism, and embodiment: Amai Mnangagwa’s traditional dishes and restoring healthy bodies by Tinashe Mawere Introduction: Food for thought In December 2019, I came across reports […]
17th May 2022

“Coming out” and queer visibility within the African context: A tale of spatial sexualities

“Coming out” and queer visibility within the African context: A tale of spatial sexualities by Justice M Medzani The subject of coming out has had considerable […]
25th April 2022

“No Ubuntu in the maternity ward”: An autobiographical analysis of obstetric violence in a public hospital’s maternity ward

“No Ubuntu in the maternity ward”: An autobiographical analysis of obstetric violence in a public hospital’s maternity ward [1] By Pfarelo Matsila Introduction On 12 November […]
23rd November 2021

Critical Reflections on Feminist Contributions to Understanding Women’s Use of Violence in Intimate Relationships: Arguments for Post-Structural Feminism

Critical Reflections on Feminist Contributions to Understanding Women’s Use of Violence in Intimate Relationships: Arguments for Post-Structural Feminism by Justice Medzani Introductory remarks and background This […]
18th October 2021

The Cake and the Couch: South Africa’s (in)visible bodies and disobedient messaging during the ‘anti-Zuma arrest’ protests

The Cake and the Couch: South Africa’s (in)visible bodies and disobedient messaging during the ‘anti-Zuma arrest’ protests by Tinashe Mawere Introduction: The ‘anti-Zuma arrest’ protests and […]
8th September 2021

Resisting bisexual erasure: A reflection note

Resisting bisexual erasure: A reflection note By Pfarelo Matsila Bisexual erasure is defined as the cultural de-legitimation of bisexuality as an intelligible sexual identity (Khuzwayo and […]
23rd August 2021

Missing

Missing  by Dipontseng Kheo  At the beginning of September 2020, my Aunt’s nine-year-old went missing. She was playing outside when a man wearing blue work overalls […]