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Ungovernable | Milisuthando Bongela

She is self-affirmed, walking to nobody’s tune but her own. She rejects conformity and seeks only her own truth. She is ungovernable, and just the kind of woman we love. In the second of a series of interviews with these remarkable women, we speak to the righteously militant MS. MILISUTHANDO BONGELA.   Noted Man (NM): In…

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“I love you, man” | Male fragility and those four little words.

Tow mature men embrace. Close up.

In a weekend when the words “I love you” will be on lovers’ lips a lot more than usual, we take a different look at these contentious three little words. MR MAJOLA MAJOLA has had occasion to think about this recently, as two men ‘in’ his life gave him altogether different experiences with the phrase.   The…

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Navigating gender and sexuality: know your CIS from your TRANS

Illustration of hands and banners around gender equality

To be true allies in the dismantling of patriarchy, men need to unlearn a lot of things, and unlearning requires a lot of learning. We need to learn,  for example, how our cis-het* status benefits us, in order to unlearn our privilege. But there are so many jargon-y sounding words surrounding feminist and queer theory;…

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Justice deferred and the assassination of Thomas Sankara

Thomas Sankara

On what would have been his 66th Birthday, we remember Thomas Sankara, The Upright Man. The founding president of Burkina Faso who was a man of the people, champion of accountable governance, political humility and gender parity, was assassinated on October 15, 1987 in a conspiracy widely understood to have been led by his closest confidante, Blaise…

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