Category Archives: Rape

2014 Oct. 10: “I tried to commit suicide…”

  I didn’t write this because I had nothing better to do. I didn’t write this because I want recognition. I wrote this because I’m embarking on a self-discovery journey. I want to share my experience with the hope that … Continue reading

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2014 April 27: Unanswered questions

  Why are we getting killed? When you kill me according to faith you kill only the body a loving heart remains my soul remains Why are we getting killed? When you kill me you are killing a natural being … Continue reading

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2013 Sept. 19: The killing of Mandisa was immoral and uncalled for

by Charmain Carrol Today marks exactly a year and seventeen (17) days since Mandisa Mbambo was laid to rest in iNanda Township, Durban in KwaZulu Natal. One might wonder what the relevance of this information is and if it is of … Continue reading

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2013 July 16: Mo(u)rning in progress @ 26

Where: Thokoza township, Johannesburg What: Three (3) days after Duduzile Zozo’s burial When: 16/07/2013 How many: 24 participants excluding taxi drivers. Who: Mostly black lesbians and gays… Camera used:  Canon 6D with zoom lens EF-S 85 mm lens  1:1.8 Previous by/ featuring … Continue reading

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2013 June 30: When Women’s private parts have no Privacy

by Lerato Dumse Women in South Africa face many challenges; however, being a woman in some parts of Makhaza, Khayelitsha must be a nightmare. The issue was first brought to my attention in 2010, when residents marched against Khayelitsha open … Continue reading

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2013 May 6: Archiving Noxolo Nogwaza’s funeral

… this documentary was produced in 2011 when we buried Noxolo Nogwaza in KwaThema, Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg. She was a 24 year old mother of two children who were then orphaned by hate crime related incident. It is in different languages: … Continue reading

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2013 May 3: A Slave of Rape

by Mpumi Rakabe It eats away at the soul It eats away at the inner most deepest part of us, it’s a demon It’s a dark fire that fills us with mistrust, self hate, fear, anger, shame and a sense … Continue reading

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2013 April 18: The last three months before dying

by Sade Langa 28/03/2009 this was a very hopeful day for me. I remember waking up in the morning, it was Friday and I was in a weekend mood. This day was blazing hot and I just felt really good. I … Continue reading

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2013 March 28: Failed justice

by Lerato Dumse A commemoration was held on Wednesday 27 March 2013 in Thokoza township, east of Johannesburg to remember the life of Nokuthula Radebe. In 2011 March 28 Nokuthula became one of many hate crime victims reported that year … Continue reading

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2013 Feb. 24: Haunted by my past

Had 2 glasses of wine so excuse me if I sound a bit too much for one read I was raped as a kid and I can only mention it here and now, so when you see me don’t ask … Continue reading

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