Sonke Newsletter – October 2016
The recent news that gold mining companies have been granted leave to appeal all aspects of the historic Johannesburg High Court decision in May to allow sick mineworkers to bring a class action against them, is hugely concerning. Where does that leave mineworkers and their families? [Photo by Thom Pierce]
This video illustrates the gendered impact of silicosis, which forces women and girls to carry the burden of caring for their husbands and fathers. [Photo by Thom Pierce]
Sonke’s Siphokazi Dyani attends a march demanding action from the Delft police for the brutal murder in August of 38 year-old Nomanesi Klawushe and wonders: will justice be served for the mother of three and other women like her?
After serving nine 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.
Paternity leave is imperative for men, but it is women who will benefit the most from men being offered time off to care for their children, writes Sonke’s Wessel van den Berg.
Born in the DRC and now working as a senior trainer for Sonke’s Refugee Health and Rights Portfolio, Micheline Minani Muzaneza reveals the moment she decided to dedicate her life to pursuing social justice.
Participants in the fifth MenEngage Africa Training Initiative (MATI) course held in Botswana in September, speak to Khopotso Bodibe about the importance of including men and boys in efforts to foster gender equality.
What we’re reading & listening to
“Educational leaders must, now more than ever, be bold. They must do the unthinkable and remain open to possibilities perhaps not yet explored.”
“It’s easy to rape in a place of chaos, easy to drag kids and women into a shack and rape them and hide them away in the mess of Diepsloot.”
The Daily Maverick Show
“Yes there are people who truly deserve to be locked up for the rest of their lives because they are a threat to the public. But that is a relatively small percentage.”