Using white privilege to end white privilege


My father was a judge, and my mother a teacher, and they both had a cool, easy authority about them. They grew up white and well-off in Apartheid-era South Africa but moved to an isiXhosa Homeland in the 1970s, where their children went to a multi-racial school. My mom spent her career at Mthatha High […]

Autistic children and their parents or caregivers are entitled to Covid-19 support


The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc with the daily lives of autistic persons. Regulations to flatten the curve in South Africa caused drastic changes in the routines of autistic persons as early education centres (ECDs), schools and adult learning centres, as well as their parents and caregivers’ workplaces closed. The effect of the changes on […]

The fight against GBV in South Africa


In Chile an anti-femicide movement was started in response to lack of action in ending femicide in that country. The movement was famously known under the banner of “El Violador Eres Tu” loosely translated as “The rapist in your path”. Similarly in this country, there is a growing concern that not enough is being done […]


Repurposing of testing facilities vital in response to the Covid-19

While the total number of Covid-19 tests conducted is slowly approaching the 2 million mark in South Africa with confirmed cases nearing 200 000,...


Putting profit before people, an analysis of the DA’s approach to...

When the President 1st declared a national lockdown, he had the support of all the sectors of society including all the main opposition parties....


Navigating Covid-19 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

In South Korea, a grey “smart” speaker more resembling a candle than any technology at first glance, is paying close attention to the search...