Articles & Opinion

silicosis-jamela
21 Oct 16
  • Patrick Godana

Patrick Godana writes on the terrible toll of silicosis on miners’ families.

makatleho-selibo
20 Oct 16
  • Tanya Charles

Women’s work caring for sick miners is invisible – Tanya Charles writes for GroundUp.

Thulani
7 Oct 16
  • Karen Robertson

After serving 9 years of an 18-year sentence for armed robbery, Thulani Ndlovu has founded Zonk’izizwe Odds Development, an NGO fighting to get prisoners’ rights on the national agenda.

7 Oct 16
  • Wessel Van Den Berg

Getting parents more involved in childcare is good for a child’s health and prospects in life. It’s also good for women. South Africa needs to get with the programme writes Wessel van den Bergh.

7 Oct 16
  • Patrick Godana

Sonke’s Patrick Godana how many more people need to be violated, assaulted and murdered before our government takes the scourge of gender-based violence seriously.

7 Oct 16
  • Siphokazi Dyani

Sonke’s Siphokhazi Dyani attends a march demanding action from the Delft police for the brutal murder in August of 38 year-old Nomenesi Klawushe. She wonders: will justice be served for the mother of three and other women like her?

7 Oct 16
  • Karen Robertson
  • Micheline Minani Muzaneza Bagona

A Senior Trainer for Sonke’s Refugee Health and Rights Portfolio, Micheline Minani Muzaneza reveals the harrowing moment she decided to dedicate her life to pursuing social justice.

7 Oct 16
  • Dean Peacock
  • Emily Nagisa Keehn

Supreme Court of Appeal grants mining houses leave to appeal all aspects of the landmark judgement.

miner-family
1 Jul 16
  • John Stephens
  • Emily Nagisa Keehn
  • Dean Peacock

Silicosis class action has positively impacted the rights of women and children who’ve depended upon, and cared for, sick miners.

MenCare-logo
1 Jul 16
  • Andre Lewaks
  • Archana Ahlawat

Counselling work done by MenCare to shift men’s attitudes away from harmful gendered stereotypes towards active participation in parenting.

father
20 Jun 16
  • Wessel Van Den Berg

Results from the 2015 General Household Survey have revealed both positive and negative trends affecting South African children.

silicosis-protest
7 Jun 16
  • Emily Nagisa Keehn
  • Dean Peacock

Widows and children stand to inherit damage claims from the mining industry, but their decision to appeal doesn’t bode well.

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