ISSUE #98

Rural women head to Ohio through new art exhibition


History has glorified men at the expense of women

Book extract: Sorry, not sorry


Experiences of a brown woman in white South Africa

“An under-resourced newsroom is a threat to media freedom”


Media freedom and democracy go hand in hand

Lost and found: sexuality and identity at varsity


I found it hard to be accepted and acknowledged as an equal human being

A note to Premier Helen Zille


Life Esidimeni is an outcrop of our careless society, masquerading as community

Cuba’s new president: What to expect of Miguel Díaz-Canel


Who can fill Castro’s shoes?

Defying the boycott call: Black Coffee in hot water


Why South Africa’s DJ Black Coffee left a bitter taste by performing in Israel

Book extract: My Father Died for This


The Cradock Four’s Fort Calata and his son, Lukhanyo

Abducted and assaulted for speaking out


Mozambican journalist “silenced” with violence

#WorldPressFreedomDay: Freedom to do journalism


Plurality of media is key to democracy

“This victory is not just for me”


The first black recipient of the Abe Bailey Travel Bursary talks success

#MeToo: A survivor’s story


April last year I was raped, April this year I took back my body

Zubeida Jaffer’s open letter to Zenani and Zindzi Mandela


We have not done enough to break the bonds of patriarchy that diminish us as women.

The cage we all helped to build


The gradual erosion of our privacy

Sleepless in Soweto


Restlessness caused by the weight of history surrounding me

“There is no messiah who is going to save us”


We must work together and strive for the tomorrow we dream of

ISSUE #98

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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