This is a young man who, among thousands of other majority Black students across the country, took to the streets of the country and their respective university campuses, to demand there be a solution to the historic exclusion of Black and poor students at institutions of higher learner primarily due to the issue of exorbitant fees.
On this episode of AmabaliPod we speak to Gorata Chengeta - PHD Candidate at Wits University - about understanding what Consent is in relation to sexual violence. We unpack cultures of consent with her, as she gives insight to what the research in her 2018 Masters thesis titled "An exploration of black women university students' sexual experiences". We also speak about Zodwa Wabantu and many more interesting personal reflections.
AmabaliPod hosts - Yolanda Dyantyi and Ciko Sidzumo had a conversation with Noxolo Mfocwa (junior campaigner at Amandla.mobi) on 'Gatekeeping in civil society organisations and movements'. #FeesMustFall #RUReferenceList #TheTotalShutdown
This week's episode features two students from the University still known as Rhodes who are directing and producing a short docuseries on Queer Intimate Partner Violence (QIPV). We sit down with Tumelo Thamaga and Sinalo Tuku who talk to us about why they are interrogating this aspect of gender-based violence, and what hopes they aim to achieve through this production.
In this piece we argue that a survivor-centred approach to violence prevention and response requires taking the specific experience of each survivor as a starting point, recognising how that experience is shaped by intersectional identities and focusing on how to restore power to survivors.
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