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Many know Pregs Govender as the Deputy Chairperson and Commissioner of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), positions she has held since 2009. Govender is also a well-known human rights and gender activist who is widely respected both as an individual and professionally. Her principled resignation from parliament on 2 May 2002 struck me, […]

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A few days ago, a range of beautiful black dolls was shared on Twitter. The following day a non-existent company got busted for trying to pass them off as their own. Twitter users @ma_ndosi and @Peliwe_M went on the warpath after a mysterious account @IntombiToys (no longer existing) stole an idea tweeted just the night […]

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Like any other ‘top books’ list, this one is subjective. The titles are numbered, but not ranked and it’s worth noting that choosing between a large number of books was quite difficult, especially since three of the authors included have penned more than two other children’s books which my kids (and I) also love. The […]

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During a ‘consultation’ by the Department of Justice with the Ga-Matlala community in Limpopo, residents rejected plans to divert money from the President’s Fund to bailing out municipalities. The President’s Fund was set up to provide comprehensive reparations programmes for victims of apartheid crimes. It was intended to restore and repair the damaged lives of those […]

Doc McStuffins with some of her toys. Image courtesy of Disney.

I have written about the difficulties of raising both a girl and boy child a sexist world and how society constantly imposes gender conforming roles on my children, while at the same time elevating the male behaviours imposed on my son to those imposed on my daughter. So within my house I am very careful about […]

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It was a cold winter morning when Tsakane resident Snenhlanhla Zwane joined hundreds of other young people who had registered for the Ekurhuleni Job Summit. Snenhlanhla acknowledges being one of the lucky few that knew about the job expo. “We were told that to register to be a part of the summit, we had to […]