Tag Archives: Pretoria

2015 July 31: Lihle Sokhela’s killer shows no remorse

Text and photos by Lerato Dumse It was a bittersweet moment when Thabo Molefe (47) was sentenced to a concurrent 22 years for murder and 12 years for raping Lihle Sokhela (28). Sokhela was a black lesbian from Daveyton. There … Continue reading

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2015 July 18: Photographs, writing and poetry remain as powerful reminders

by Lerato Dumse Hearing about someone’s passing forces you to reflect on that person’s life. We remember the role they played and lessons they leave behind. Then we search for reminders that will serve as permanent reminiscing tools. It was … Continue reading

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2015 June 19: Travelling to another country is not the same as travelling to another province

by Collen Mfazwe It is everyone’s dream to travel internationally and not everyone gets that chance. I happen to be a lucky fish in the sea, by getting the opportunity to travel abroad. Nothing beats hard work and pushing yourself, … Continue reading

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2014 June 11: Official Statement by Transgender and Intersex Africa (TIA)

Transgender pupil continues to face transphobia within school premises from his peers and without any assistance from the school Transgender and Intersex Africa (TIA) announces with great dismay that a transgender pupil from Pretoria,*Tshepo (not his real name) whose sexual … Continue reading

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2013 Feb. 1: Maybe it was not meant to be!

by Charmain Carrol I am back from Europe and am reflecting on all the things I did, people I met, and what a wonderful and productive time I had.  But I cannot stop thinking about how this trip almost never … Continue reading

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