Gooseberry Grandmother’s Daughter

Today we celebrate Human Rights day in SA and those heroes and sheroes committed to achieving human and environmental rights in our country, even at the cost of their lives.  

This sensitive new documentary, made by filmmaker Julie Laurenz, is about Fikile Ntshangase, the 63 year old woman who was shot dead in her home for challenging Tendele mine, near Mtubatuba in KwaZulu-Natal, on 22 October 2020. The film documents her role as an activist being discovered through the eyes of her daughter, Malungelo Xakaza, who meets with people who worked with her mother, as well as neighbours and friends. It is a story of courage and character that is important to share. 

The film has been entered into various international film festivals this year to ensure it reaches a wide audience.

Special tribute to Mam Fikile Ntshangase

Today, GET pays special tribute to Mam Fikile Ntshangase for her legacy of courage to speak out against what is wrong and unjust. Let her remarkable life overshadow her murder two years ago and serve as a shining beacon that draws forth the same courage in those of us who…

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Unforgettable Fikile’s Golden Dream

By Sheila Berry 2021 was to be the year of jam making in Ophondweni. Not any jam but a very particular jam with the name of Qhomqhom in Zulu. This is the name given to gooseberries that grow in abundance in this part of KwaZulu Natal. Fikile had been very…

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Unforgettable Fikile

By Sheila Berry Mam Fikile Ntshangase was a shero who paid with her life for her strong belief in justice and integrity. It took 6 bullets from a hired assassin’s gun to silence this 63-year-old woman who unflinchingly spoke out against corruption, illegal actions and acts of betrayal.  Fikile’s name…

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