Gender-based violence is not a new problem in South Africa, but it has reached a fever pitch during the Covid-19 pandemic, with hundreds breaking lockdown restrictions to grieve the violent murder of Tshegofatso Pule, a 28 year old pregnant woman, in early June. The president Cyril Rampahosa addressed the nation in response, and last year pledged a further $75M in order to address the gender-based violence pandemic. The problems, however, are far more culturally and systematically entrenched, requiring solutions which reach beyond just legislation and funding, a challenge all the more exposed during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Kiki Francis shares a way to travel from home through an exploration of her top international tunes. From Indian Disco to French synth-pop, her playlist is a great jumping off point.
In the run-up to the International Booker Prize on May the 19th, The Oxford Blue is keeping you up to speed with reviews of the shortlisted novels. ‘‘Name a single Dutch author.’’ At this question…
Oxford remained an idle fantasy, fed by my penchant for the Eton aesthetic and historical dramas about the English upper class.
The four editors of Melbourne’s oldest student publication, Farrago, give an insight into their work, student experience and the issues facing students in their home in Australia.
Doha, Qatar: After 18 months of intense negotiations between the Taliban and the United States, the two signatories met in Doha to sign the historic ‘Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan.’
In the first edition of our Travel Stories series, Molly Ross writes an evocative and colourful description of a particularly memorable cab ride in Cook’s Bay, French Polynesia.