From the bedroom to the presidential boardroom: The slow rise of women in power

Something curious has been happening in Zimbabwe of late. The nation’s First Lady has been holding rallies in various provinces. These rallies look and sound like campaign rallies to me, anyway. Though there’s nothing she could be campaigning for. She … Continue reading From the bedroom to the presidential boardroom: The slow rise of women in power

Are we born to love (or hate) or do we learn it?: Education to counter hate  

The images and stories of violence against foreigners in South Africa remain stark. Xenophobia and its violent manifestation have taken centre stage yet again. Some Africans living in South Africa have had to re-evaluate their continued presence in the country … Continue reading Are we born to love (or hate) or do we learn it?: Education to counter hate  

We brought xenophobia upon ourselves: Letter to Zimbabwe & South Africa

After all the weeping and wailing is done, we need to be objective about the events in South Africa that are affecting non-South African Africans. The on-going xenophobic crisis has consumed the lives of relatives, friends, workmates, neighbours and fellow … Continue reading We brought xenophobia upon ourselves: Letter to Zimbabwe & South Africa