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Kristin Palitza

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Kristin Palitza is an award-winning, independent journalist, editor, media consultant and trainer. She is writing in-depth African features for the South African, German and UK print media and has worked within the newspaper, news service, online and magazine sectors in South Africa, Germany and the United States for the past 15 years.

For more info on Kristin's work visit www.kristinpalitza.com. She also writes a literary blog on http://kristinpalitza.wordpress.com.

Housing: Are good ideas wilfully ignored?

We’ve been promised housing for South Africans for a good 15 years now, but progress has been rather pathetic. The backlog remains at more than…

Sonke vs Malema

When ANC Youth League president (ANCYL) Julius Malema declared that charges of hate speech and discrimination brought against him by South African NGO Sonke Gender…

Criminally hopeful

I had two dates with crime last week, and although they jolted my emotional safety belt, they ultimately were experiences that gave me a lot…

The story beneath

Covering the World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Ministerial Forum in Bamako, Mali, did not come without its challenges. The conference was called largely to push…

To cut or not to cut

Friends of mine had a baby boy a few weeks ago. When their doctor asked them if they wanted to circumcise their child, my friends…

Power saving made fun and clever

Since we all have to think about saving electricity from now on – if not in the hope that it will avoid future load shedding…

Of parking metres and foreign languages…

I parked in the inner city of Durban the other day where there are parking meters installed everywhere — every 30 metres, I’ve been told…

Why we resort to violence

It’s raining outside and the sky is hanging low in a saturated grey, so I can’t even justify why I love this country so much…

A country without future?

I had a long conversation with a small group of unemployed youths a few days ago. Young people in their early 20s, who are supposed…

Zim behind the scenes

In the past couple of days I’ve been wondering what’s really going on behind the scenes in Zimbabwe. Many rumours have been in circulation, but…