ISSUE #113

Putting the People In People’s Parliament


Openness and transparency is a key non-negotiable constitutional imperative

Life’s complexities hit the stage


The Fishermen probes broken trust that eventually obliterates the Agwu family

Screams of women through art


A tour with deep emotions

Mathatha Tsedu’s autobiography is our collective story


“Detention, imprisonment, torture and banishment were almost inevitable”

Social worker and author, a Q&A with Rethabile Lenkoe


We have more that makes us similar than that which makes us different.

Toxic masculinity and aspiring to be James Bond


Toxic Hypermasculinity and the portrayal of gendered roles in media

Shades of black: An exhibition in colour


Invoking memory and curiosity

Deadly Drinking


Alcohol abstinence a path to road safety

A tribute to Auntie Vivie


You would always find her at the frontline

Ethiopia: New journalist arrests put press freedom gains at risk


Ethiopian journalists face censored press

World High Caesareans in the Private Sector


Another first for South Africa, and the threat this poses

Mo Abudu: Woman of many firsts


The sky is no limit

Gains or Pains? Big Food and food fortification in Africa


Are companies really taking the need for food fortification seriously in Africa or is it just business as usual?

Podcast: Amplify your voice, says Sisonke Msimang


The personal is political

Gender inequality costs the global economy trillions


Research conducted on more than 2 000 policies in 193 countries

The kids who dreamed before Ramaphosa


The Arts take choristers into new space

Johnny Clegg: Rebel, intellectual, musician


Clegg was a dissident, a courageous man who confronted history and left an enduring mark on the world

ISSUE #113

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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