ISSUE #120

Working Class Day of Action


Call for better living and working conditions

Women’s Month: Memory over Forgetting and Gender based Violence


The system of cheap labour on the mines contributed to toxic masculinity and female dependence

John Nkadimeng and the Cuban Boy from the Cape


The young man from Salt River who joined Fidel’s revolutionary forces

Online Gender-Based Violence doesn’t hurt any less


Breaking down the dignity of women and girls in the digital era

eKhanana residents are tilling for freedom


Looking for food sovereignty in the promised land

Preserving Lovedale Press, a historical compass


Support needed to contribute to this rich archive and legacy

Leading Ladies in the Media


Growth in number of black women in leadership positions in the media industry

On Hodan Naleyah’s brave legacy, and what it means be Somali


My time at the Journalist


An insightful journey of discovery

Womxn’s Month: To celebrate or not to celebrate?


Marking the month with prayer and action

We need to act now for the sake of our children


The WHO –UNICEF-Lancet Commission’s clarion call for us to think how we advocate for the rights of children and the young

Solidarity During the ‘Outsourcing Must Fall’ Campaign: The Role of Different Players in Ending Outsourcing at South African Universities


The Crown


A short story set in the time of the pandemic

Tsitsi Dangarembga and writing about pain and loss in Zimbabwe


Writing a pain body and also reading such a body are acts of resistance and triumph

PODCAST: Women in Society


On episode 24, Thabang explores this: "Can society win and thrive if it keeps on restricting Women?"

ISSUE #120

Welcome to the October edition of The Journalist


In this edition we are beginning to review 2020 and anticipating 2021. This year has been dominated by the Covid 19 pandemic and the impact the Lockdowns have had on our lives. While Covid 19 is by no means over, a key event in 2021 will be the 30th anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration on Press Freedom in May 2021.

We therefore have contributions that reflect on what press freedom may be like in the light of the persecution of Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, and, with the increasing inequality in the world in the midst of the Covid pandemic, the challenges faced by journalists to give voice to experiences outside the ideological mainstream.

We spotlight a first-hand account of a doctor at the forefront of the struggles against Covid 19, a community voice telling us about the dire state of hunger and thirst in the Eastern Cape and an account of international solidarity of a South African studying in the USA.

Our Book Review honours a recent revisiting of Toussaint L’ Overture, the leader of the Haitian Revolution – the only successful slave revolution in modern history. The longer Academic section features a comic-book style account of the Three C’s confronting us today – Covid, Capitalism and Climate-change.


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