Patriarchal Violence: A systemic war on our bodies

We are starting a new series titled Patriarchal Violence: A systemic war on our bodies.

The series will be dealing with broad histories of gender and violence in South Africa and across the world. We hope for our first discussion to speak to the ongoing cultures of violence against queer, trans and femme people and how we can cultivate forms of care and resistance for ourselves and our communities during this time of physical distance.

*Maneo Mohale cites Care is an Antidote to Violence from the work of Black feminist filmmaker Ja’Tovia Gary in this video.


Nosipho Mngomezulu holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the university currently known as Rhodes University. She is interested in contemporary youth identification practices in South Africa and Mauritius.

Maneo Refiloe Mohale is a South African editor, feminist writer and poet. Their work has appeared in various local and international publications, including Jalada, Prufrock, The Beautiful Project, The Mail & Guardian,, and others.

Nolwazi Tusini is a writer, speaker and sought after social commentator and thought leader. She has appeared on platforms such as eNCA, 702, Power 98.7 and the Big Debate contributing to conversations on politics and current affairs as well as gender, race and identity politics. She has also written on these issues for publications such as City Press and EWN as a guest columnist, and has hosted numerous talk shows on 702 and Power 98.7 as a stand-in presenter/anchor.