Opinion Pieces

16th April 2020

A queer lockdown

A reflection on being queer during the COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa and what it might mean to queer people. Including those who are out and those not.
15th April 2020

The SheLadies Programme

The SheLadies Programme by Belinda Pakati Reflections on a pilot project (Community Outreach Programme) Working with young mothers from High Schools in our Community Outreach Programme […]
14th April 2020

Uniting against the common enemy: Covid-19 and South Africa’s militarised nationhood

Uniting against the common enemy: Covid-19 and South Africa’s militarised nationhood By Tinashe Mawere The “Thuma Mina moment”: A nation ready for war The discourse of […]
14th April 2020

Why worry about Cyclones when you have Microfinance and Soap Operas?

Why worry about Cyclones when you have Microfinance and Soap Operas? Elize Soer – researcher in the Gender Justice Project (Irish Aid) at the Centre for […]
9th April 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic: Re/making common knowledges and common spaces

The Covid-19 pandemic: Re/making common knowledges and common spaces by Tinashe Mawere Banter(ing) the Lockdown and gender scripts Gender scripts and gendered identities are always evident […]
6th April 2020

Theorising in the thrall of a pandemic

Theorising in the thrall of a pandemic by Pierre Brouard   Is it possible to have theory in an epidemic? Paula Treichler asked in the early […]
6th April 2020

“Stay in the house and shag” and other bits of useless Covid-19 advice

“Stay in the house and shag” and other bits of useless Covid-19 advice By Pierre Brouard Just “stay in the house and shag” said UK comedian […]
3rd April 2020

Why a one-size-fits-all approach to COVID-19 could have lethal consequences

Why a one-size-fits-all approach to COVID-19 could have lethal consequences Alex Broadbent, University of Johannesburg and Benjamin T H Smart, University of Johannesburg Suppose you had […]
13th September 2019

Decolonise Men and Masculinity Studies to end Gender-Based Violence

Decolonise Men and Masculinity Studies to end Gender-Based Violence by Prof Sakhumzi Mfecane As gender scholars in South Africa specialising in Men and Masculinities research, we […]
2nd September 2019

From the heart – Women and patriarchy: a discussion of ‘uhlelele ni?’

From the heart – Women and patriarchy: a discussion of ‘uhlelele ni?’ by Sivuyisiwe Wonci  Why would you stay? ‘A mother and her kids have been […]
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