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International Women’s Day 2017: #BeBoldForChange

March 8 is International Women’s Day, celebrated worldwide. This year, the day is commemorated under the theme #BeBoldForChange, and celebrates women for just who they are, their achievements and their contributions to the world, whether big or small. While we celebrate the contributions of women, there’s need to be cognisant that gender inequality still exists. In Africa, and across the world, statistics show that women’s access to education, health, and resources is still worse than that of men, and more needs to be done to change this dynamic. After the celebration, it should not be “business as usual”, there’s need to continue working for change to ensure gender equality.

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Afrophobia: South Africa betrays legacy of Ubuntu and Pan-Africanism proponents

South Africa is in turmoil, and the safety and security of African migrants remains precarious following violent anti-immigrants attacks. The xenophobic (Afrophobic) attacks are not new, and the resurgence of attacks on fellow African nationals reveals a problematic phenomenon, an unreasonable and unjustifiable fear and hatred of African immigrants. The attacks on African nationals is incongruent with the spirit of Ubuntu, is at odds at odds with the values embraced by the Constitution, and flies in the face the Pan-Africanism values espoused by the country’s founding heroes and heroines.