Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wednesday - Gender Related issues- Faces and Phases a book by Zanele Muholi

Today marks yet another highlight to Sakhisizwe as we had an interesting interview with Zanele Muholi.
Zanele Muholi is a photographer and visual activist who affirms and celebrates the multiplicity of human identity and sexuality. Representing the black female body in an honest and compelling way, her intimate portrayal of love reveals beauty and tenderness, and asserts the joy of close relationship with radical and liberating energy.

Zanele has played a significant role in creating awareness on the rights of the LGBTI community in this new democracy , she specifically focuses on the black lesbian in South Africa as they are the people who inspire her to continue doing her amazing works. Now today's interview also focused on the book launch of  a long awaited book called Faces and Phases. Faces and Phases portraits were created between 2013 and 2014 and form part of an expanding archive of lesbian , gay , bisexual, and transgender(LGBT) community in South Africa. Zanele's integrity and affinity with those she photographs establishes deep trust and creates dignified visual statements.  

Zanele continued to explain that the compilation of  this book has been a journey that's still continuing as long as black lesbians in South Africa  are being victims of brutality and hate crime. She adds that in 2006 she was inspired by a young black lesbian women and each year young lesbians are murdered  and those are the stories she documents.

For more information visit her blog and find more of her work.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tuesday- Human Rights -Know your consumer rights!!!

On today show i had an interesting interview with Buyile Nopote from Consumer Protection speaking to us about the rights of consumers. Now we needed to understand the term consumer what does it mean in simple terms. Buyile went to explain that when we say consumer we simply mean a person that goes to the shop\store to buy something and it can be anything that you are purchasing.  Bad quality products , broken promises and contract foul-ups are just some of the problems faced regularly by consumers. But the rights of South African consumes are protected by law , which means they can be demanded redress . These are some of the rights that we as consumers are suppose to know.
An understandable, credit agreement in plain language.
A quote pre-agreement statement, binding for five days.
Adverting and marketing which contain all the information in the cost of credit.
Limited credit sales whilst you are at work or at home.
Feedback as to why a credit application was unsuccessful.
 For more information about these rights and more of them , please visit 
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