The Big Issue #310
August – September 2022
Our spring SOCIAL JUSTICE Issue #310 is available in South Africa, nationally, from select Spar, CNA and Pick n Pay stores, and street vendors across Cape Town CBD and suburbs.
Prof Thuli Madonsela revisited
The biography, No Longer Whispering to Power: The Story of Thuli Madonsela by Thandeka Gqubule, (Jonathan Ball Publishers) received mixed reviews, and, although it was published in 2017, remains a national staple that helps makes sense of a corrupt and complicated South African social justice system. In the author’s words, “If someone has the power to make a change that he or she can see will reduce injustice in the world, then there is a strong social argument for doing just that.”
Author of Citizen and Pariah, Vanya Gastrow completed her PhD in 2017. She holds a BA LLB MPhil (private law) from UCT and is an admitted attorney. Her research interests in law and society has resulted in a compelling book about xenophobia, foreign traders and their existence in South African townships, a complex topic. A visceral reporting style reveals a parallel fantastical legal ‘reality’ that in no way reflects the constitutional laws of SA.
Vuyo Myoli has set himself up as a beekeeper in the Cape Town township …
Children’s rights and information around childhood sexual abuse are one of the topics covered by our Little Issue magazine. The magazine follows the DBE curriculum in a fun, entertaining way, speaking directly to five to 9-year-olds: “I do not have to be polite if someone makes me feel scared or uncomfortable. It is okay to say NO to a bigger kid or a grown-up, and especially family members”.
Worrier State: Risk, Anxiety and Moral Panic in South Africa, (Wits University Press), by Nicky Falkof delves into the culture of fear in South Africa. Anxieties about security and identity are examined with candid pragmatism that South Africans will relate to and understand.
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- Agents of Change
- City Life