ISSUE #111

Housing income threshold must rise!


Strengthen purchasing power of the people

Binyavanga Wainaina’s rich legacy of writing as event


Africa has lost Binyavanga Wainaina. But his spirit will continue to inspire


He may have died, but is here to stay

Youth take to the streets but stay away from the polls


Political system excludes young people

Malume’s Painting: capturing history and humanity


The 1976 uprising told for our children

Are books the youth’s new protest posters?


Greatest wars are fought with words

Hitting pause on piracy


R11 million worth of illegal DVDs destroyed in Cape Town and Durban

The resilience of culture


Paedophiles inflict life sentences on victims


Child Protection Week: The need for greater vigilance

Baastards or Humans: The unfolding truth


“While Europe was experiencing the Dark Ages, Africa was in a period of enlightenment”

In the dark: Eskom’s debt woes sit at R500 billion


Medupi and Kusile are weighing down taxpayers

Experiences of a young black homosexual in Mzansi


Grappling with life in a post-apartheid South Africa

Through the lens of Bongani Mnguni (1953 – 2019)


The camera was his third eye through which he examined the world

Flaxman Qoopane: An expatriate in the diaspora


Tribute to a giant of the Arts

Creating Economic Freedom, with compensation


“Should our careers not work out, let’s start a business”

Stuurman and Makhanda: Anti-colonial rebels raised on boer farms


Reading David Stuurman’s life as a labour history of the colonised

ISSUE #111

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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