Makhaya Ntini’s painful story is one of black people everywhere


I watched the likes of Graeme Smith during the Solidarity Cup played on Mandela Day, kneeling in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement which has spread across the world. It was an important symbolic gesture but I submit it is not enough. Sport doesn’t exist in a vacuum. The past week has been […]

Young should people be encouraged to tell their truths


The race relations issues currently unfolding in the United States of America around the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement have led me to interrogate what South Africans deem as acceptable and appropriate reaction to racism here at home. Whether we acknowledge it or not, everybody has vested interests in these events and conversations, and therefore […]

Understanding privilege in sport


In 2012, I travelled to the Eastern Cape as part of a Transformation in Sport series of storytelling the media company I worked for at the time was working on.  I wanted to investigate Dale College – a school that’s nurtured some of the country’s top sports talent – and what they’d managed to achieve […]


South African edu-tech trailblazer Phemelo Segoe shares her insights

This Women’s Month we speak to digital education pioneer, Phemelo Segoe, the operations manager of Tuta-Me, who is helping to enable thousands of high...


What are we really celebrating this Women’s Day?

When capitalism is in crisis, it turns on women, people of colour, LGBTI++ groups and other minority groups. We have seen this throughout history....


Access to reliable water supply key to women empowerment

It is August and Women’s Month again, but this year the celebration of Women’s Day on August 9 and Women’s Month throughout the month...