ISSUE #91

From a protector to a threat


Grace Mugabe: Interests of the State placed ahead of individual human security

Strike a woman, strike a rock


Women will continue to fight against violence and abuse

“Umama woManyano Ngumama!” and post-apartheid feminisms


It is impossible to use linear understandings to determine the legitimacy of such spaces, particularly for black women

Public intellectuals and gatekeepers of knowledge


Podcast: The Academic Citizen

The Mesh: Connecting with environmental damage


Exhibition investigates our overworked eco-system and the hope for repair

The Long Hard Fight For News on Robben Island


News snuck in under tables, hidden in porridge and in repaired shoes

Discovering Clements Kadalie’s writing


Essayist, opinion maker and thought leader 1896 - 1951

ISSUE #91

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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