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

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

Preserving Lovedale Press, a historical compass


Support needed to contribute to this rich archive and legacy

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 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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