ISSUE #101

East African Trade and the origins of the name Azania


Slavery and the Zanj Rebellion

Obama reminds the world of the African continent’s resilience


Can the BRICS Network University move us closer to a just and equitable order?


‘Journalist bloodbath’: New Beat research to find out what happens to journos and journalism


We should all be feminists


Feminism isn't a dirty word

Nelson Mandela, Albertina Sisulu, and You and Me


South Africa remains the most unequal society in the world

Harming the planet with plastic poison


Our attitude towards the Earth urgently needs to change

Fare’s fair: Chronicle of a Cape Town taxi ride


This ride may cost your life

Rioting and writing: Diaries of Wits Fallists


#FeesMustFall is a "must read"

Professor Njabulo Ndebele’s full speech at the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture


My body, not your crime scene


Women will lead a total shutdown of the country

The role of the news media in reporting on conflict


Apartheid sport: whites sacrificed nothing to get everything


Davidson Don Tengo Jabavu: A true pioneer in the pursuit of knowledge


ISSUE #101

Welcome to the August edition of The Journalist


August has a particular significance in the life of South Africa. It is the month in which we honour the women who marched against the extension of Pass Laws to African women in 1956. And it is also the month of darkest event of our democracy – the Marikana massacre of 2016.

We therefore have contributions which reflect on both the triumphs and the challenges facing women today as well as the spotlighting the ongoing struggles for social justice as the Covid 19 pandemic exposes our inequalities.

Some of these are original pieces and some are from new networks of community journalists who delve into events that the media mainstream fails to engage.

In addition to spotlighting Women’s Month the August edition has a great collection of articles, including on the arts, on our pioneer journalists and a longer academic feature on student struggles in the campaign to end outsourcing.


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