She is a feminist activist and was a Commissioner for the South African Commission for Gender Equality from If you live in South Africa as a woman you live with a sense of pervasive gender based violence. For some of us feminism has been empowering, but for others feminism has always been suspect in South Africa. Given the history of our liberation struggle an older generation of women compromised the gender struggle to ensure an end to Apartheid and usher in racial liberation. This campaign was an indictment of the lack of institutional transformation in tertiary education institutions in specific, and in other institutions in general. Students drew on the Black Consciousness tradition of Steven Biko  and on the writings of the Algerian psychiatrist Frantz Fanon .
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Search Submit. The colonization of Africa by the European superpowers, starting with the Portuguese conquest of Ceuta in the early 15 th century to the Scramble for Africa under the New Imperialism in the 19 th century, has been a thoroughly discussed issue. It is coupled with the Transatlantic slave trade which is still affecting people of color in varying ways even after it was abolished over years ago.