Rekgotsofetse Chikane: Breaking a Rainbow, Building a Nation

“Whiteness seeks to remove us from its embrace because we threaten it. We place its position at the centre at risk when we dare to usurp it rather than simply remain constant in relation to it. Exerting my identity undermines the identity of whiteness. Yet exerting my identity calls into question my commitment to follow […]

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Sihle Bolani: We Are The Ones We Need

“But I’ve had time now to really think about the issue of racism, abuse, and discrimination against black professionals in the workplace, as a system, because that’s exactly what it is. A system. Designed to maintain the status quo, this system ensures that power imbalance remains unchanged.” – Sihle Bolani Sihle Bolani invited us into […]

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Malebo Sephodi: Miss Behave

Well-behaved women seldom make history.’ Listen to podcast -@malebosephodi writes deeply on the way this quote by Laurel Thatcher has influenced her life and writing. The Cheeky Natives sat down with the magical Malebo Sephodi, author of Miss Behave. Miss Behave is an award-winning text on a Black feminist journey to consciousness. Graceful and so […]

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Cheeky Natives Discusses Mohale Mashigo’s The Yearning

I started listening to this episode of Cheeky Natives podcast because I was reading great things about Mohale Mashigo’s novel The Yearning online. Dr Alma-Nalisha Cele and Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane are two young bibliophiles who sometimes dabble in the fields of medicine and law. Together, they started a podcast called ‘The Cheeky Natives’ – a platform primarily focused on the […]

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