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Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya

Show BioHide BioFikile-Ntsikelelo Moya is an independent journalist and former editor of The Mercury, The Witness and Sowetan and a senior journalist at many other mainstream South African newspapers.

90 posts

“Spare the rod, spoil the child”

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An encounter with a rude child causes Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya to reflect on the “spare the rod, spoil the child” dictum and wonders why the debate over disciplining children is reduced to an all or nothing argument. I had a mini road rage incident over the week... More »

A glimpse into the real South Africa

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Increasing poverty and the state’s indifference to the plight of disenfranchised urban communities cast a pall of gloom over South Africa. Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya tells the stories of ordinary people trying to eke out an existence — legally and illegally — and ... More »

Not playing nicely…

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The decision by the Zambian Football Association to refuse to play an international friendly against South Africa in protest of the xenophobic attacks, reminds us that sometimes sport can be a useful weapon of international diplomacy and punishment. With so ma... More »

Women — the invisible face of migration

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Having spent some time at the Scalabrinian-run Bienvenu Women’s Shelter in Johannesburg, Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya reflects on how women are still largely invisible in conversations around migration and xenophobia. He shines a light on some of the challenges and ... More »

Not much to celebrate this Women’s Day

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As we commemorate the women who marched to the Union Buildings in 1956 to demand greater rights for all of South Africa’s citizens, Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya reflects on the fact that equality and justice remain elusive for many women. He calls for a change of fo... More »

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