ISSUE #116

Tracking Saul ‘Mayimayi’ Msane’s roots


A hometown hero who was once labelled enemy of the people

New online course continues the work of Jeanette Minnie


Legacy of African media freedom giant lives on

No spanking, no smacking, spare the rod


Will the new Con court ruling stop violence in its tracks?

Pushing pause on gender-based violence


Does media reflect a violent society, or does it play a role in perpetuating violence?

#ClimateStrike: It’s getting hot in the classroom


School children in warmer climates are at risk

PODCAST: Should men be feminists?


"Change starts at home"

In sickness and in national health


Why the proposed NHI comes too soon in our developing country

Moon people: An interview with Nuotama Bodomo


On the 50th anniversary of humans landing on the moon, we take you back to Zambia's attempt to achieve that feat

Memories of two dark days in September


Killing of Imam Abdullah Haron and Steve Bantu Biko ‘left indelible mark’

The Olympic dream and dealing with depression as an elite athlete


Everything about mental health in professional sport needs to change

Book Review: They Called Me Queer


ISSUE #116

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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