Opinion Pieces

13th May 2020

Food, symbolism and gendered identities in Zimbabwean Politics: Mama Grace’s ice cream and the 2017 Zanu-Pf leadership change

Food, symbolism and gendered identities in Zimbabwean Politics: Mama Grace’s ice cream and the 2017 Zanu-Pf leadership change by Tinashe Mawere Introduction: Food, an inquiry I […]
12th May 2020

Reflecting on my time at the CSA&G

Reflecting on my time at the CSA&G by Chris Joubert Back in 2014 when my friend told me about the CSA&G volunteer training he was doing, […]
11th May 2020

SOCIAL DIS – EASE: A reflection

SOCIAL DIS – EASE: A reflection Excerpt from a forthcoming CSA&G monograph by Mary Crewe Folks, we either have a country or we don’t[1] Earlier in 2020, Paul […]
8th May 2020

When losing means everything and nothing

Pierre Brouard reflects on Kübler-Ross’s stages of loss and the similarities with South Africa's stages of acceptance (and loss) of COVID-19.
7th May 2020

Locks Down and Quarantine Queens: Thoughts on Gender and Hair Fixation During a Global Pandemic

Locks Down and Quarantine Queens: Thoughts on Gender and Hair Fixation During a Global Pandemic By Gabriela Pinheiro Introduction Throughout the month of April 2020, a […]
5th May 2020

Social distancing and privilege – looking at Covid-19 through an intersectional lens

Social distancing and privilege – looking at Covid-19 through an intersectional lens by Vickashnee Nair I sit alone on my couch in the quiet and warm flat […]
5th May 2020

Shame on you, shame on me: a pandemic of shame

Shame on you, shame on me: a pandemic of shame by Pierre Brouard More than ever, as we grapple with a virus which is causing so […]
5th May 2020

Challenges of making the change to working from home and isolating

Challenges of making the change to working from home and isolating by Vickashnee Nair The roads are ghostly, not a single pedestrian or car. This is […]
4th May 2020

Leadership during Covid-19

Leadership during Covid-19 By Vickashnee Nair What makes a person a leader is complex, especially during crises such as the one we all face at this […]
4th May 2020

Framing Poverty and African Men: thoughts on the South African socio-economic response to Covid-19

Framing Poverty and African Men: thoughts on the South African socio-economic response to Covid-19 by Christi Kruger Something of an opportunity appeared to show up for […]
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