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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.

71 posts

State looting and the Church

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The looting of the state coffers is a crime against the poor that requires, Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya argues, that the church respond to its prophetic mission of being on the side of the marginalised. Imagine if the government gave the most vulnerable members of ... More »

Becoming aware of Religious Privilege

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Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya believes that it is helpful, as the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan begins this week and amidst the context of the much-talked-about existence of “white privilege,” to look at other categories of privilege, for example “religious privilege”... More »

Male-on-male violence is trashy too

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If violence in our society is to be eradicated, men as the leading perpetrators and victims of violence must take the lead. The list of what qualifies men as ‘trash’ must be expanded. Imagine the scenario: A man hits a person with a jug over the head. The vict... More »

Truth in the age of Cyber Lies

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As the Catholic Church celebrates World Communications Day, Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya writes that the information age challenges us in ways that are not completely new. He also reminds us of what Pope Francis says about spreading falsehoods. You must say, 'J... More »

Guns, drums and accordions

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For nearly 20 years, a tiny Lesotho village has been at the epicentre of a deadly turf war among music gangs. Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya explains how these killings have even spread across borders and threaten the education and health of those caught in the deadly... More »

Give us a sign, Julius

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Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya reflects on Economic Freedom Fighters' Julius Malema's address at the funeral of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. He wonders if Malema will listen to the people he claims to speak on behalf of. Will Julius 'give us a sign' that ensures the mar... More »

The making of a terrorist state

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Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya looks at the increasing incidents of violence in the country and examines the disappointing response by the police and the State in reacting to them. He argues that rather than just doing nothing in the face of violent crime, there is ev... More »

Take the yellow card, Danny

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Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya looks at the case against Danny Jordaan, president of the South African Football Association. He says that what is at stake is how seriously the football association takes the crime of rape and by extension, all other issues around gende... More »

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