Writer

Danielle Hoffmeester

Danielle Hoffmeester is a Masters candidate in Political Studies at the University of the Western Cape. Until two years ago, her focus centred on issues of security and democracy, in particular how the use and/or threat of weapons of warfare impact on the stability of established and fledgling democracies. Since, her focus has shifted to political violence and gender studies. She currently acts as the Project Assistant for Gender Justice and Reconciliation at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town, South Africa. She is a proud feminist, and dreams of a global society in which feminist ideals of justice, freedom and equality is realised.

 

10 posts

Femme fatale - women in gangs

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Conversations around gangsterism in South Africa tend to position women exclusively as victims. Danielle Hoffmeester takes a closer look at women in gangs and asks whether their role is limited, or whether female gang members could hold the key to dismantling ... More »

How our society is grooming gangsters

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In a society that lacks opportunity for the majority of South African youth, does the idealisation of the flashy gangster and prosperous thug life inspire young boys and men to adopt the attitudes and actions that will too, in their mind, help them overcome ad... More »

Sex and sensibility

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All South Africans must have access to basic human rights including sex workers - who are often the most marginalised in our society. Danielle Hoffmester considers the arguments for criminalising, legalising and decriminalising sex work in South Africa. More »