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Dumiso Gatsha

Opinion Dumiso Gatsha 23 November 2021

Reasonably expecting more from philanthropy

There are days when I find myself crying for no reason. I would normally have difficulty breathing, trying to gather my thoughts and calm myself whilst the tears are gushing out my eyes. I can’t …

Opinion Dumiso Gatsha 20 April 2020

Holding space within civil society

As young queer individuals, our lives our consistently scrutinised. Whether it’s the way we walk, talk or answer a call, our expressions often yield questions and assumptions. We often have to share our most innate …

Opinion Dumiso Gatsha 7 January 2020

Being intentional in 2020

I walk into 2020 with very little to celebrate. This is because the gains made on the social justice front were either compromised or insufficient due to the plethora of challenges they faced. From LGBTIQ+ …

Conference reports 1 Dumiso Gatsha 19 November 2019

Pathways to power: is activism within philanthropy possible?

Earlier in the year, my life changed unimaginably. Botswana’s high court named and shamed colonial-era laws, strengthened autonomy in privacy and removed possibilities for the persecution of me and my peers. I had just received …