No one knows with confidence how many small-scale cannabis farmers there are in South Africa, but the number is large: one organisation estimates 900,000. Millions of people probably depend on income from cannabis. Here in Pondoland, these growers have been cultivating the plant for over 200 years.
The same conduct by someone other than a parent towards the same child would be indefensible assault.
Let’s call them what they are so that we can start to heal.
Two people died during a stampede as shops were looted in Samora Machel, Philippi, Cape Town, at the weekend.
On the day of Robert Mugabe’s death, and against the backdrop of xenophobic violence in South Africa, here are four personal stories by GroundUp’s Zimbabwean reporters that show what Robert Mugabe meant, not only to them, but many Zimbabweans.
“I don’t think I can stay here anymore. It is not safe and this happens every year” says Bangladeshi shop owner
“Government monitors social media. I am scared if I make negative comments, I would get blacklisted and not get my passport.”
Trans women sex workers collective Sistaazhood launches photo book
Human Rights Watch calls for decriminalisation. Many of the sex workers described cases of rape, corruption and harassment by police officers.