Human rights and cultural relativism in AfricaSeminare en essays 2019-06-10
"Are human rights absolute, or are they relative to cultural – including religious – beliefs and practices? The recent passing of anti-abortion laws in Alabama in the USA was done with evangelistic religious fervour, with Governor Kay Ivey stating that the passing of the law was a 'powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God'."
We are a country in waitingOpinion 2018-02-08
"The postponement of SONA is a metaphor for where we are as a country. We are a country in waiting. The dreams of 1994 and our hopes as citizens have been deferred. Again."
US Woordfees 2016 interview: Rainbow Scars by Mike van GraanToyota US Woordfees 2016-02-09
"Scars are not only physical. Hurt – and therefore, scars – may take emotional, psychological and intellectual forms too."
#feesmustfall: Learning from protests pastSeminare en essays 2015-10-29
"These divisions and the myriad of voices emanating from them, as well as the temptation to pursue more demands on the back of a major victory, present the student leadership at each institution and the collective leadership across the country with major challenges, but also with the opportunity to show what this country has been lacking for so long: leadership!"
Open Stellenbosch: Beyond the rainbow, towards a change of climateEnglish 2015-09-18
"Constitutions are about the 'promised land'; ours is certainly not a magic wand that has wiped out our history and made us all equal. To achieve this 'promised land' we need to be pragmatic, generous and human in our approaches to move from where we are, from what we have inherited, to what we would collectively like to be."
Artists unite against corruptionMenings 2015-08-12
More than 650 individuals in the arts, culture and heritage sector endorsed the Unite Against Corruption campaign in less than a week.
Keelvol kunstenaars kap korrupsieOnderhoude 2015-08-05
"Ons moedig kunstenaars aan om by die veldtog teen korrupsie betrokke te raak, omdat dit in belang van alle landsburgers en kunstenaars is dat korrupsie in die kiem gesmoor word."