Women’s Safety In South Africa: Where Will Help Come From?
Can you picture a life constantly thinking about what to wear out in public? Not because you’re obsessed with looking trendy but because your outfit might invite unsolicited catcalling or being followed by strangers? Or a life where you cannot take a jog outside during the day with your phone listening to music – god forbid you’re wearing tights and a crop top. Or how about going to a seemingly safe place like a post office? You can’t possibly get killed in a post office, right? Our president called the Gender Based Violence crisis in South Africa a second pandemic. He’s not wrong. If only our crisis was as simple as taking a vaccine and being free of this constant paralyzing fear. Let me paint you a picture of the last few years in SA.
Blackness Through The Lens Of A South African Coloured Woman
I decided to try and tackle the term blackness in South Africa in my first contribution for Dope Black Thought because its much more complex here than elsewhere in the world. To start, I am a coloured woman and colouredness is an identity of blackness in South Africa…
Creative Corner: meet South African Artist Tivani Ernest Mabulele
Tivani Ernest Mabulele is a South African artist based in Johannesburg, his current collection ‘Childhood Memories’ is being shown at August House, an exclusive art building, housing more than 40 independent, pan-African contemporary artists, in private art studios, known to the locals as ‘The Artists’ Playhouse. Below Tivani shares some of his artwork. .
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Ultimate Gift Guide with Mouth and Foot Painting Artists
Ho, ho, ho! It’s that time of the year again, for us to unite with our family and friends, in the name of keeping the Christmas spirit alive. It’s time to be merry and for fun-filled activities, delectable desserts and of course...
The Struggles Of Being A Female Doctor In Nigeria
In most medical schools in Nigeria, there is a common saying, that girls make the better students and boys the better doctors. As sexist as this statement seems, it is the reality for most.The cultural landscape of the country often limits women from reaching the peak of their careers. The average Nigerian woman, albeit educated, is expected to prepare for family and place the needs of the family ahead of hers. This extra pressure to be the main carer in the family, to cater to her husband and children impacts her opportunity to pursue her career and hone her skills. Although, some women manage to balance this cultural pressure with their educational and career goals it is an obstacle for many.
New children’s book by writer and performer Jordan Stephens best known for being one half of pop duo Rizzle Kicks.
‘The Missing Piece’ is a children’s picture book, with illustrations by Beth...