It's an insult to control black people's reproductive rights - Lebo Ramafoko

Can people just check their positions of power and really realise that in 2016 we are not going to allow the arrogance of understanding that our bodies and beings can be controlled, when in fact they are not going to look at the structural issues that they have caused.

Lebo Ramafoko, Soul City Institute CEO

Soul City Institute CEO, social activist and feminist, Lebo Ramafoko, gave her own bite during the Open Line on the Redi Tlhabi show with Eusebius McKaiser, responding to the view that 'people should have less children due to food and water shortages'.

She says problems such as global warming and industrialisation are products of a colonial history. It is therefore wrong to say that black people should not have so many children to accommodate the shortages, she says.

It riles me. It's an insult. I know that these things are talking about black people - about how many children they are having.

Lebo Ramafoko, Soul City Institute CEO

What is my fertility got to do with industrialisation? When are we going to get land distribution back in all of Africa, where all our land was abused?

Lebo Ramafoko, Soul City Institute CEO

This issue must stop. It must fall. People must check their positionality before they make comments.

Lebo Ramafoko, Soul City Institute CEO

Listen to the full conversation between Lebo Ramafoko and Eusebius McKaiser below...

Read More
Uproar over documentary exposing poor working conditions at SA wine farms

Uproar over documentary exposing poor working conditions at SA wine farms

Retailers have been blamed for putting wine producers under pressure to meet market demands, resulting in worker exploitation.

'Many farmworkers are still treated like slaves' - Bitter Grapes producer

'Many farmworkers are still treated like slaves' - Bitter Grapes producer

A Danish documentary film investigates the alleged mistreatment of workers in South Africa's wine farms.

The system is rigged against black women, says Lindiwe Mazibuko

The system is rigged against black women, says Lindiwe Mazibuko

Black women in South Africa remain the most neglected demographic, despite ongoing talks for gender equality.

#BlackWomenMatter in the spotlight this Friday

#BlackWomenMatter in the spotlight this Friday

Lebo Ramafoko, social activist, feminist and CEO at Soul City Institute will be discussing women's issues on #FridayStandIn.

Lilian Dube opens up about suffering depression

Lilian Dube opens up about suffering depression

Lilian Dube says playing the role of Sister Bettina in 'Soul City' helped her get rid of her depression for good.

How do parents manage the decision to disclose their children's HIV status?

How do parents manage the decision to disclose their children's HIV status?

A lot of care should be taken into how parents dislclose their childrens' HIV status to them.

South Africa's alcohol consumption patterns are a big concern

South Africa's alcohol consumption patterns are a big concern

According to Advocacy Manager at Soul City, alcohol is the third biggest cause of death and disability, becoming a big concern.

Popular articles
Why try to remove such an outstanding Minister? - Nick Binedell (Gibs)

Why try to remove such an outstanding Minister? - Nick Binedell (Gibs)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Gordon Institute of Business Science’s Professor Nick Binedell.

'Zuma will ensure Cabinet reshuffle doesn't look like Nene/Van Rooyen Part 2'

'Zuma will ensure Cabinet reshuffle doesn't look like Nene/Van Rooyen Part 2'

Analyst Nic Borain says it's unclear whether Zuma's decision to ask Gordhan to return home is related to a Cabinet reshuffle.

Analysis: Possible reasons why Gordhan ordered to return by Zuma

Analysis: Possible reasons why Gordhan ordered to return by Zuma

EWN Reporter Stephen Grootes looks at possible reasons why the President called Pravin Gordhan back into the country.

3 best investments in the world right now (by Mia Kruger)

3 best investments in the world right now (by Mia Kruger)

Hot tip alert! Mia Kruger of Kruger International Asset & Wealth Management shares her stock picks of the week on The Money Show.

President Zuma asks Gordhan and Mcebisi to return from overseas trip

President Zuma asks Gordhan and Mcebisi to return from overseas trip

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan confirms he was planning on returning early from an investor roadshow.

Department of Education irons out plans to decolonise English curriculum

Department of Education irons out plans to decolonise English curriculum

The Department of Basic Education wants the curriculum to include more contemporary literature.

William Kentridge (world-renowned South African artist) opens up about money

William Kentridge (world-renowned South African artist) opens up about money

Bruce Whitfield interviews one of our most beloved artists of all time about his money hopes, fears, successes, failures, etc.

5 advantages of leasing instead of owning a car (lower monthly payments!)

5 advantages of leasing instead of owning a car (lower monthly payments!)

Want (or need) a new car? Dale Scorer (a wealth manager at AlphaWealth) reckons you should consider leasing.