#Fit40ZA | Your year, your body, your move.

excercise fitness

Staring down the barrel of complacency and the big 40, MR SIPHIWE MPYE has rebooted his health and fitness regime, and in doing so, hopes to change his life forever. As we headed into December 2015, I had an inkling that my festive season diet would not be one that the ‘eat clean, train dirty’ crowd…

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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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Oral service: still a two-way street

Oral Service

You go down, I go down. It’s a two-way street. Right? You would think that in this day and age – after all the articles, the talkshow discussions, sexologists tireless pursuit of the democratisation of oral pleasure – this would be understood, but our lived experience argues otherwise. MS ALUWANI RATSHIUNGO goes down below. The clitoris is the…

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