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Forty Years After The Soweto Uprising, South Africa’s Students Can Still Learn Its Lessons

Forty Years After The Soweto Uprising, South Africa’s Students Can Still Learn Its Lessons

This month forty years ago, thousands of Soweto school children took to the streets to protest the racism and inadequacy of Bantu Education. That moment has come to symbolise the role that young people have played and can play in shaping South Africa’s political discourse. It remains a touch point for student activists today. The […]

South Africa: Violence, Nakedness and the Discourse of #rureferencelist

South Africa: Violence, Nakedness and the Discourse of #rureferencelist

‘Anger is borne from a place of genuine pain’ Police met student protests at Rhodes University with violence on the morning of Wednesday 20 April when five students were arrested for protesting on a public road. They were shot at with stun grenades on Lucas Avenue and on South Street, both of which are entrances […]

This Woman Survived the Rwandan Genocide and Inspired Change in Her Community

This Woman Survived the Rwandan Genocide and Inspired Change in Her Community

Sitting under the shade of the acacia trees in Nyaruguru, Rwanda, 52-year-old Caritas Mukagatana lists every member of her family killed in the 1994 genocide that claimed the lives of nearly 800,000 people in just 100 days. “I had a large family but out of that large family only me, two of my children, and my […]

Supporting Female Victims of Violence

Advocacy for zero tolerance for all form of violence against women and young girls, is not complete without practical support services for victims. While advocacy promotes the rights of women to leave a violent free life; practical support services protects those rights, when they are infringed upon. There are various forms of practical support services […]