The 5th Element – Five Feminist perspectives from Ake Arts and Book Festival 2017

By Rafieka Williams for Genevieve Magazine For it’s fifth edition The Ake Arts and Book Festival focused on “This F-Word” as a theme. The festival highlighted female authors, artists, academics and performers working to forward the Feminist movement. Speaking to some of the guests at the festival, we asked what “This F-Word” means to them. […]

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News Stories

Links to Online News Stories written for Voice of the Cape Website: District Six residents up in arms over poorly constructed homes Metrorail steps up as National bus strike looms National Shutdown driven by liberal cause to “unite” South Africa IHATA shelter faces difficulties as International Donor cuts funding Democratic Alliance tiptoes around Israel’s Apartheid […]

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News Inserts

Short radio news inserts that I compiled for Voice of the Cape radio. [Originally aired 31 March 2017 on the Breakfast show] Social Justice Coalition members staged a silent protest during the City of Cape Town’s (CoCT’s) budget where SJC members put on masks of Mayor Patricia de Lille’s face and held up posters that […]

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In-depth Coverage

Features for Voice of the Cape radio, written, produced and narrated by Rafieka Williams [Originally aired 17 March 2017 on the Breakfast show] President Jacob Zuma and Social Development minister may have assured that 17 million grant beneficiaries will be paid out next month but fears of non-payment are brimming among those who most affected. […]

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Literature Talk

A list of interviews I did with writers discussing literature and the arts. Khadija Tracey Carmelita Heeger was born Cape Town. She was raised on the Cape Flats in the township of Hanover Park. She started performing when she was nine years old, her dream was to be an actress, but at 15, she started […]

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Social media used to mobilise youth against xenophobia

Originally published: April 19, 2015 by Rafieka Williams on Wits Vuvuzela Young people from Johannesburg used social media to mobilise a march to the Gauteng Legislature in an anti-xenophobia silent protest Using social media and the hashtag“#SilentProtest”, a group of young people came together in an anti-xenophobia silent protest in Johannesburg CBD (Central Business Dsitrict), yesterday. Starting with a […]

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