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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.

53 posts

‘Tis the season… but not jolly

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The ’16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children’ would have far greater impact if we also paid attention to some of the issues that trigger violent behaviour. Violence committed against children and women during this season escalates. We se... More »

Being gay — a crime?

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Did you know there are countries in our world where it is a crime to be gay? A Tanzanian governor has declared war on gay people, setting up a special operations team in his police force to track down gays and jail them for life, for being who they are. Fikile... More »

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 »

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