Braamfontein’s hip Mother Theresa

Braamfontein’s hip Mother Theresa

Hazel Meda tells the story of Mama Yvonne who has been running a soup kitchen in the city of Johannesburg for the last 32 years. Yvonne Moloelanga has a shrill voice and powerful lungs. Dressed in a brown beret, blue housecoat and white sneakers, the tiny old woman...
Long and costly quest for a cure

Long and costly quest for a cure

Wits Vuvuzela journalist Hazel Meda addresses the issue of depression and somatoform disorder in her first feature. Thembi* slammed her fist onto her friend’s kitchen counter. “I am not depressed! I’m sick!” she shouted. She pointed at the small yellow packet of pills...
A confiscation of livelihood

A confiscation of livelihood

Luyanda Majija’s first feature for Wits Vuvuzela tells the story of Johannesburg hawkers’ struggle to make a living against the JMPD’s duty to enforce the law. Nkhangweleni Nemakonde’s day started off the way it usually did. He woke up at 3am,...