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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.

47 posts

Man abused by priest in SA wants justice

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Clergy sex abuse continues to be exposed across the world. This week a South African man spoke publicly about how he was sexually abused by a priest. Fikile-Ntiskelelo Moya says accountability and action cannot come soon enough. The revelation this week by Wil... More »

Focus on victims more than rapists

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Reducing the Dros and Cosby rape cases to anything other than rape, be it race, gender or station in life, blinds us from the primary duty we have to the victims. By focussing on such polemics we fail in an essential aspect of justice: the respect, protection ... More »

A refugee woman’s pursuit of happiness

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Women bear more than their fair share of the burdens left by the violent conflicts existing across Africa. Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya recently visited a women’s shelter run by religious sisters near the Zimbabwe-South Africa border. There, he spoke to women trying... More »

Of marijuana and morals

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The Constitutional Court in South Africa has ruled  that adults found using, in private possession of, or cultivating dagga for their personal use will not be prosecuted. The ruling is a controversial one that has sparked reactions from all sides. For Fikile-N... More »

In the line of fire

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Whether as victims of crime or fires, the poor are always sidelined and find themselves on the back foot and at the mercy of a government that systematically fails them. Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya calls for advocacy in defense of the poor which requires that we ha... More »

Soweto — a loota continua

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“It is the men and women in our church pews who are either burning down businesses owned by foreigners or who are made to consume fake and expired foods sold by foreigners.”  This is the message delivered by Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya as he investigates the latest... More »

On homophobia and sexism

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Why it is that we pick and choose the standards by which we deem one a bigot or not asks Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya? We are, rightly, prepared to call someone a bigot if they make racist remarks or gestures – as we did with Adam Catsavelos and Vicki Momberg – but ... More »

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