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‘Stop Killing Us’: A Visual Short Story of Gender-Based Violence and Femicide

In his latest photo-series titled Stop Killing Us, Zambian photographer Alex Kamutondole offers up a poignant visual short story that captures the haunting cycle of violence facing women in the country: vulnerability, fear, protest, acceptance, surrender and death. South Africa’s gender-based violence (GBV) and femicide remains a national crisis with the alarming figures to match. And despite the COVID-19 pandemic, which has the entire world still reeling, South African women continue to be sexually assaulted, raped and murdered––daily. The online hashtags demanding justice for these women are endless, far too many to keep up with. Describing what inspired the photo-series, Kamutondole…

A Wild Goose Chase Named Orgasm

This essay is part of OkayAfrica’s SA Reframed series, featuring personal writing from some of South Africa’s best young writers edited by Verashni Pillay.We rely on Netflix’s algorithm to tell us what to watch next. We’d sooner check an app than open our curtains to know what the weather outside is looking like. We want sex, companionship and attention on tap. Thank you Tinder, thank you Grindr, thank you to the perfectly timed and tactfully worded Instagram DM. We are horses who want to be led to the water, and we’d prefer it if you’d spoon it into our mouths once…