“WOMEN’S emancipation is not an act of charity but a precondition for the liberation of society,” said late Mozambican president, Samora Machel.
I WAS asked if I would, again, celebrate Women’s Month and, later, participate in an anti-women abuse men’s national march, where exclusively male organisation Brothers For Life will pledge solidarity with the plight of women.
MY INITIAL response to “Ritual of Death” (DD, July 31) was happiness that finally someone had got to doing something different about unscrupulous people who besmirch the initiation tradition.
WITH South Africa experiencing destructive service delivery protests in recent times, it was encouraging for me to witness one that had more song and dance than violence to it in Molteno this week.
Unblinkered and amazed AMUCH-NEEDED lighter aspect of our trip to Plettenberg Bay last week – the reason for which was to bid a final farewell to a bedridden old friend – was renewing the acquaintance of the owners of a self-catering, pet-friendly establishment we first discovered a couple of years ago.
OF ALL the confessions Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has made about his adulterous ways, a few stand out.
THE tragic deaths of initiates and unfortunate genital amputation of many others – as sad as they are – are a sign of collapsed community and family structures tasked with the responsibility of initiating boys into manhood.