Is SA healthcare running a fever?
Discussion / Healthy People/ Groups / Human Rights

Is SA healthcare running a fever?

As a nation, we are bombarded with information about how the public healthcare sector is falling apart. As of 2014, the population of South Africa was unequally distributed between the public and private health care sector.     In this panel discussion, Mike Wills alongside  Mark Heywood from the public interest law group, SECTION27) and Maria Phalime author … Continue reading

Can you be a bartender and a feminist?
Human Rights / Lifestyle / My Story / Women

Can you be a bartender and a feminist?

“For sure!” “No, it’s hard trying to be a feminist while working as a bar lady.” “Yes, definitely.” “No way, you’re just being used as entertainment behind the bar.” “It’s just about your ability to separate your work from your beliefs.”   This is an interesting question. I stumbled across an article on New York … Continue reading

Disability Week: Deaf teacher talks about education
Disabilities / Human Rights / My Story

Disability Week: Deaf teacher talks about education

Last week at Rhodes University celebrated disability, in all its manifestations. On Thursday the 14th of May, Mfundo Lebaka stood at the front of the Arts Major lecture theater just as any guest speaker would. Instead of a thunderous round of applause following Ron Msimango’s introduction, rows and rows of students lifted both of their … Continue reading

Health Care centre hold successful Sexual Health Open Day
Diseases / Human Rights / Lifestyle / Physical / Reproductive health / Women

Health Care centre hold successful Sexual Health Open Day

The Rhodes Health Care Centre held a Sexual Health Open Day today for anyone on campus who wanted to come and learn more about various aspects of sexual health. While not well attended by students, a significant portion for the Rhodes support staff, mainly from the Grounds and Gardens, were in attendance. “Sexual Health is … Continue reading

The South African at the forefront of UN Women.
Human Rights / Women

The South African at the forefront of UN Women.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is not a household name for most South Africans. But Mlambo-Ngcuka, the former deputy president of South Africa and current Executive Director of UN Women, is one of South Africa’s most prominent global figures. On the 27th of April her UN department released a major report calling for far-reaching changes to the world … Continue reading