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Niren Tolsi Solidarity Fund

Niren Tolsi Solidarity Fund

Funds Raised:
R 432 376
Fundraising Target:
R 300 000
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Personal message

Anybody interested in the cultural landscape of South Africa will need no introduction to Niren Tolsi.

He is one of the country’s foremost journalists and has written with an incisive clarity on arts and culture. In addition, his work on the Marikana massacre unveiled the grief, strength and dignity of the families of Marikana with aching clarity. His work has appeared in The Guardian, The Mail and Guardian, New Frame, The Times and numerous online platforms. His annual reflection on the National Arts Festival in Makhanda is often the definitive piece of the festival.

His many accolades include 2016 South African Arts Journalist of the Year, the 2017 Ruth First Fellowship & a Heinrich Böll Journalism Fellowship. He directed, produced & curated the Marikana – Ten Years On exhibition & public engagement programme at the 2022 National Arts Festival

As for many in the journalism sector in South Africa financial stability is a pipe dream. Niren is currently facing crippling medical bills a result of a cancer diagnosis. In addition, despite his many years of service to the Mail and Guardian their shoddy treatment of him has further affected his financial stability.

If you have at any time been moved by Niren’s writing, you are able to offer him some support now. He has been witness to so much social injustice in South Africa and has brought it to our attention with writing that demands a response.

Your donation, no matter how small will enable him to continue to do just that. 

Donations

  • Jan 29, 2024 - R 216.00
  • "Relax. We will be there." - Ari

  • Dec 27, 2023 - R 216.00
  • "Relax. We will be there." - Ari

  • Dec 15, 2023 - USD $ 58.87 Fees covered
  • "I can't come and give you a big hug in person right now, but I will! I cannot wait for that day. For now I am sending you my hugs and all my love from afar. You are precious. You deserve all the love and healing. Bon courage ❤️" - Ana

  • Nov 28, 2023 - R 216.00
  • "Relax. We will be there." - Ari

  • Nov 11, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Sorry to hear about the difficulties with Discovery. I couldnt afford them any longer. It's a disgrace how hectic the monthly premiums are and to then not get the benefit of it. All the best for a swift treatment & recovery, Spin." - Anonymous

  • Nov 04, 2023 - USD $ 59.33 Fees covered
  • "Bless you for what you have written so passionate about Busi Mhlongo - and all the artists whom you gave a push or gentle lift to become true to themselves humans." - Robert Trunz MELT2000

  • Oct 29, 2023 - R 216.00
  • "Relax. We will be there." - Ari

  • Oct 07, 2023 - R 800.00 Fees covered
  • "Get well soon." - Bhekisisa Mncube

  • Oct 02, 2023 - R 300.00 Fees covered
  • "It's a privilege to help in any small way - thank you for all your exquisite words over the years." - Kelsey

  • Sep 28, 2023 - R 216.00
  • "Relax. We will be there." - Ari

  • Sep 28, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 22, 2023 - R 1 000.00
  • "Sorry I'm so delayed. Sending love. Xoxo" - Christa Kuljian

  • Sep 21, 2023 - USD $ 216.10 Fees covered
  • "much love from this side brother.." - Chris + Kath

  • Sep 20, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 19, 2023 - USD $ 170.42 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 18, 2023 - R 2 000.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 18, 2023 - USD $ 11.38 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 18, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "wishing you only the very very best from blenheim street" - Anonymous

  • Sep 16, 2023 - USD $ 100.00
  • "You got this, Niren. 🌞 please keep telling our stories." - Vishanthi

  • Sep 15, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery." - Anonymous

  • Sep 15, 2023 - R 3 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Love you Niren ❤️" - Anonymous

  • Sep 14, 2023 - USD $ 28.71 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 12, 2023 - R 1 000.00
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 12, 2023 - R 462.75 Fees covered
  • "Stay strong, brother." - Gill Moodie

  • Sep 11, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 10, 2023 - USD $ 101.70 Fees covered
  • "We are in your corner!" - Anivesh

  • Sep 10, 2023 - USD $ 28.25 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 10, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Thanks for all your good works" - Anonymous

  • Sep 10, 2023 - R 1 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Lots of Strength and love to you Niren." - Aymeric

  • Sep 09, 2023 - USD $ 54.03 Fees covered
  • "Hi Niren, I've followed and admired your work from near (Joburg) and far (Toronto). You are a treasure. Sorry to hear that you have not been treated accordingly by so-called colleagues and the bean counters. Best wishes for the battles ahead. ✊️" - Andrea Meeson

  • Sep 09, 2023 - R 5 000.00
  • "Wishing you all the very best in facing this latest challenge, Spin. You’ve got this. We have the best of the good Irish stuff in reserve for you when you feel up to it. Until then, may the wind be at your back 🍀" - The Jaikaruns

  • Sep 08, 2023 - USD $ 162.08 Fees covered
  • "❤️" - Guy

  • Sep 08, 2023 - USD $ 140.47 Fees covered
  • "Kick cancer and Discovery in the nuts, Niren! Crossed fingers you don't have to go through this kak again. Big love to you x" - Wayne J

  • Sep 08, 2023 - USD $ 54.03 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 08, 2023 - USD $ 56.42 Fees covered
  • "" - Mel and Kally

  • Sep 08, 2023 - R 500.00
  • "Get well soon Spin." - Anonymous

  • Sep 08, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 08, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 07, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Love, power, solidarity and joy. You can beat this!" - Katherine Robinson

  • Sep 07, 2023 - USD $ 32.42 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 07, 2023 - USD $ 75.00
  • "Big love and healing Niren 🔆🧡" - Sarah

  • Sep 07, 2023 - R 500.00
  • "Sending you thoughts and prayers for strength and healing. Ex Stanger friends" - Anonymous

  • Sep 07, 2023 - USD $ 28.11 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 07, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery 🙏" - Edwin

  • Sep 07, 2023 - USD $ 5.20
  • "Wishes for Recovery, Health and Strength!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 07, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Keep your chin up!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 07, 2023 - R 100.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 07, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Thinking of you brother. May you be gifted with improved health once this part of your journey passes." - Torsten

  • Sep 07, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Support and salute to The Con....!!" - Jack & Yuki

  • Sep 07, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Thinking of you Niren!" - Tam

  • Sep 07, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "all love and healing to you" - Robyn Aronstam

  • Sep 07, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Get well soon" - Steven Friedman

  • Sep 07, 2023 - R 100.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 07, 2023 - USD $ 12.15 Fees covered
  • "Get well Niren- this is our fight! We’re all with you 🫶" - Anne Historical

  • Sep 07, 2023 - USD $ 112.34 Fees covered
  • "Keep up the fight Niren - sending you all my support and positive thoughts ! Take care Seb" - Seb

  • Sep 07, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Keep up the fight Niren - it's so clear how much you mean to so many people." - Lara Utian

  • Sep 07, 2023 - USD $ 162.08 Fees covered
  • "Keep fighting the good fight- a friend from the M&G newsroom some time back xx" - Anonymous

  • Sep 07, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Hope this helps" - Anonymous

  • Sep 06, 2023 - USD $ 54.03 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 06, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Biggest love brother, you have taught me so much and inspired me no end. Only blessings." - Neil

  • Sep 06, 2023 - USD $ 270.13 Fees covered
  • "Love you Tolsi." - Anonymous

  • Sep 06, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Sterkte broer!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 06, 2023 - R 250.00 Fees covered
  • "Sending best wishes & fervent hopes that the bastards don't get you down." - Ben Williams

  • Sep 06, 2023 - R 250.00 Fees covered
  • "Solidarity!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 06, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 06, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Strength and healing to you Niren. Your work inspires us to keep writing and striving to be good, if not great." - Kgomotso

  • Sep 06, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Long may you keep up the good fight" - Anonymous

  • Sep 06, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 06, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Get well soon." - Anonymous

  • Sep 06, 2023 - USD $ 16.92 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 06, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anthea Garman

  • Sep 06, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Keep up the good fight!" - Lisa J

  • Sep 06, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Strength and courage Niren - this should not happen to anyone, but especially not to a Human such as yourself." - merran

  • Sep 06, 2023 - USD $ 11.28 Fees covered
  • "In solidarity! You got this...." - Anonymous

  • Sep 06, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 06, 2023 - USD $ 28.21 Fees covered
  • "You got this bru… PS. Gonna hold you to your promise of taking me for Dbn North Beach swim in the waves after a “smoke”." - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Hey Tolsi, hope this is more useful than an offkey tune! See you when you well which will be soon soon xx" - AL

  • Sep 05, 2023 - USD $ 135.53 Fees covered
  • "We wish Niren the very best for a total recovery. With love from Sonja & Harold" - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "We've never met in person but you have given a voice to our Arts community through your passionate writing and activism. Your contribution is valued. Your work matters. YOU matter, beautiful human. Wishing you swift healing." - Jackie

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Thinking of you and hoping everything goes well with your treatment. This world is much better for having you in it." - Craig Wilson

  • Sep 05, 2023 - USD $ 112.94 Fees covered
  • "Big love, thinking of you." - Nick & Sam

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 2 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Love you dude. Stay strong." - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - USD $ 5.65 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "One love to you brother. Stay strong!!!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - USD $ 5.65 Fees covered
  • "Get well" - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "In solidarity and with love." - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Stay strong!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - USD $ 56.47 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 3 000.00
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 250.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - USD $ 11.29 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - USD $ 32.42 Fees covered
  • "In solidarity." - Kenichi

  • Sep 05, 2023 - USD $ 56.47 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - USD $ 11.27 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Remember when we couldn't believe that Papa Penny wanted to run for Premier? 😅 The story was fire though. You always find a way to merge politics and culture in the most interesting ways. We still need more from you. Get well soon" - Former M&G Political Desk

  • Sep 05, 2023 - USD $ 11.29 Fees covered
  • "Wishing you strength and healing" - Tracy D

  • Sep 05, 2023 - USD $ 10.81 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "You’ve always inspired, every time we met. Stay alive, as long as possible. ❤️" - Ben

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Strength Niren <3" - Jen

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "You really are the best of us Niren" - Sarah

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 925.50 Fees covered
  • "Stay Strong. Sending healing vibes" - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 500.00
  • "All strenght to you, bru" - Shea

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "" - George & Debbie

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Love you lots, Niren" - Gypsy

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 2 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Sending you healing light & good health Niren🌺" - Michelle & Anil

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Durban Poison

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 5 000.00
  • "In honour of Justin, he was a fan of your work but he's no longer with us.. I'm sure he would have given his last cent to help." - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "To help you is to help us all. We need your voice more than ever. Keep on." - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "I am so very sorry about what you're going through Niren. Shame on Discovery, and especially on the M&G. its horrific!" - Kim

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "May your pen remain powerful." - Adi

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 750.00 Fees covered
  • "Dear Niren Your healing is the highest priority. Fight to be in the best facilities with the best medical health every step. As a cancer survivor having been in theatre six times I know #Cashflow is the equaliser. God Bless you." - Vanessa

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 200.00
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Thank you for your role in keeping quality journalism alive and kicking in SA. I've had my own cancer journey and was fortunate to have all needed treatment covered by medical aid. The added stress of your situation is so unjust. Strength and light" - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 300.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Seth

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Get well Niren. I’m so sure it was not the easiest of decisions to get to the point of exposing the M&G." - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 300.00 Fees covered
  • "Take some time to rest and restore your health, we cherish you, Niren." - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Sending love and strength dear Niren. Praying for your recovery and healing ❤️🙏🏽" - Jailoshini Naidoo

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - USD $ 11.29 Fees covered
  • "Keep on. keeping on mister !" - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Relax. We will be there." - Ari

  • Sep 05, 2023 - USD $ 28.23 Fees covered
  • "Niren, thank you for sharing your story, allowing us to help and for keeping people and organisations accountable. Wishing you all the very best for your recovery." - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Wishing you strength and good health" - Pramy

  • Sep 05, 2023 - USD $ 27.01 Fees covered
  • "Wishing you the best" - Ashok Modi

  • Sep 05, 2023 - USD $ 54.03 Fees covered
  • "Sending you much love!" - Ashley Gresh

  • Sep 05, 2023 - USD $ 114.79 Fees covered
  • "Sending lots of love Brother! You’ll get through this." - Asheen Naidu

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Love you guy" - Netty

  • Sep 05, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Deborah Lütge

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 57.40 Fees covered
  • "Keep on fighting Niren" - Mandla

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00
  • "To Niren - with love and solidarity" - Pregs

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 54.03 Fees covered
  • ""If you're going through hell, keep going." Advice given to me with my own cancer battle. Sending you thoughts of fortitude and strength." - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Sending you a hug and all the very best on your recovery. We are rooting for you" - Sureshinee

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Stay strong, Niren. It's wonderful to see the support you are receiving. You deserve it." - Charmaine Pillay

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Wishing you strength. Thank you for what you mean for SA journalism and for the inspiration you give to a next generation of journalists." - Herman

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 114.79 Fees covered
  • "Strength and Solidarity. The way you have been treated is outrageous. All good wishes for your healing. We are holding you in our hearts." - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "I make this contribution on behalf of, but without the consent of, the Media Development and Diversity Agency." - Murray

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 10.81 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Sipho Mthathi

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "A luta continua" - Kiru Naidoo

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Onwards!" - Stefaans

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 2 000.00 Fees covered
  • "I was so moved by your post and so shocked by the behaviour of the Mail and Guardian.. I hope this fund helps you pay for your treatment . Wishing you strength and a speedy and complete recovery. And may this restore your faith in humanity." - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 54.03 Fees covered
  • "No-one messes with our Niren." - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Prayers are with you Niren🙏" - Shanthinie Francis

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Keep fighting!" - Nick & Kirsty

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 2 000.00 Fees covered
  • "With appreciation for your voice, politics and gifts that you share so generously." - Sarita & Sonja

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 57.40 Fees covered
  • "We got you brother!" - Duncan

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 10.81 Fees covered
  • "With strength & love" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Happy healing ❤️‍🩹" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 5.74 Fees covered
  • "God bless you, Niren. I will give more soon but have experienced a temporary setback. Sending sisterly brotherly love and intensive concentrated healing vibes." - Angela McClelland

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 28.70 Fees covered
  • "Happy healing ❤️‍🩹" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 900.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "I'm a long time admirer of your work and writing. Thank you for sharing your situation and allowing us to lend a hand. Wishing you peace and time to focus on your health and recovery." - Madeleine Fullard

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Don't let the bastards get you down!!🐱💪😺" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Sindi and I wish you speed recovery. You are never alone," - S'bu. Zikode

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 200.00
  • "💜 love and strength to you Niren" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "I pray that you will feel better soon Niren." - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Strength, health and solidarity to you, Niren. <3" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 54.03 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 114.79 Fees covered
  • "Hey Spin, it’s been a long time. Just wanted to write you a note to wish you love and strength during this difficult time. Praying for a speedy recovery ❤️‍🩹" - Roonie

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 114.79 Fees covered
  • "Wishing you strength and a swift recovery. Thank you for your service to journalism in SA." - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 344.38 Fees covered
  • "Bruvva. Still got to drink Belgian beer with you ;)" - Steve

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Narissa Subramoney

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Get well soon Spin!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 5 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Stay strong Niren 💪" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 57.40 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 28.70 Fees covered
  • "Love love love from Sweden" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 100.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "How fun is this, right?" - Alison

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Rage rage against...your voice...you are important" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 300.00 Fees covered
  • "All strength bro" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 2.87 Fees covered
  • "I know you will fight this, get well soon Niren" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Keep inspiring!" - Vally Salim

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "With love from 2 admiring Cape Town friends" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 28.70 Fees covered
  • "Good luck, Niren. I hope you heal soon." - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 150.00 Fees covered
  • "I hope you get better. Blessings to you" - Zuzi

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 54.03 Fees covered
  • "All the best!" - Hannah Pilgrim

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Thanks for your voice -" - Kevin Hendrikse

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 100.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 28.70 Fees covered
  • "The M&G should be ashamed of how they treat their freelancers. Best of luck, Niren!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 28.70 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 28.70 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 54.03 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "We all got you! Stay strong and know we are all rooting for you and sending you only good love and energy!" - Jasmyn Asvat

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 600.00 Fees covered
  • "May you make a good recovery, Niren." - Adam

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 11.48 Fees covered
  • "love and strength" - hazel

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Get well soon… I hope this little helps." - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Wishing you strength Niren. x" - Monique & Nicola

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 54.03 Fees covered
  • "Hope you feel better soon, Niren." - Richard

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 57.40 Fees covered
  • "We want your voice. Keep going brother!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 28.70 Fees covered
  • "" - Karien

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Love you N." - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 2 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Hey cuz So sorry to hear the cancer is back. I have seen the devastating side effects of repeat treatment when mum went for her third course of treatment. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong and positive. Lotsa love Cheryl" - Cheryl

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Get well soon Niren!" - Lebo

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 26.56
  • "" - Benjamin Fogel

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "sending you so much love and solidarity, niren" - neo

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 100.00 Fees covered
  • "Wishing you all the best. Thank you for your immense contribution to South Africa." - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "All the very best in your journey warrior!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "All the best with your recovery" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Wishing you well and may you have a speedy recovery." - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 54.03 Fees covered
  • "" - Denise Bertschi

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Marikana...never forget." - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 424.97
  • "I am already looking forward to sit with you in some train, drinking beer and beating you in this anti-capitalist card game from Sri Lanka. Love, peace, much energy, Jakob" - Jakob

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 250.00 Fees covered
  • "Wish you well bud. Your writing and dedication to your craft has enriched many lives." - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 344.38 Fees covered
  • "Our hearts are with you to focus on your health and continue the extraordinary work you do. Lots and lots of love- Anna & Rich" - Anna & Rich

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 1 000.00
  • "Hope that our support gives you the strength to fight." - Kirti Menon

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Wishing you a full and lifelong recovery bro!" - Lance

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Hang in there Niren." - Steve C

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Hang in there Niren." - Steve C

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Best wishes for successful recovery Niren. Lots of love!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Here's wishing you a speedy recovery Niren..." - Premesh Lalu

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 400.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 114.79 Fees covered
  • "All the best hombre! You'll get this!! Big love, T, S & spawn/acolytes" - The Almagamated Recidivist Church of Yokohama

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 42.50
  • "A true mensch, equally dedicated to the rigours of his craft as he is the social justice sought through his work. Its a sad indictment that someone of Niren's calibre should be treated with this lack of respect. Strength and healing to you, bro." - Robin

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 57.40 Fees covered
  • "" - CI

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "I am sorry Niren is so ill and for the financial position of M&G. Having been in similar situations, I understand both parties' desperation. Human behaviour is unpredictable when faced with insurmountable problems, accompanied by money pressure." - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 432.20 Fees covered
  • "Strength and love, Niren xx" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 2 000.00
  • "You’ve got this! 💪" - Sharon

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 21.25
  • "See you next year at Bushfire" - Lucie Masuku

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 450.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 108.05 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Get well soon!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 114.79 Fees covered
  • "So proud of you Niren..keep going. You’ve got this and we’ve got you x" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 2 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Niren, wishing you strength and a swift recovery, brother. Keep that pencil sharp. We need your writing." - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 300.00 Fees covered
  • "Strength to u brother" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 5 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Break a leg big boy!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 5 000.00 Fees covered
  • "With love" - Neena Jimmy

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Strength and Solidarity ✊🏾" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 108.05 Fees covered
  • "Here's to many more moons of cold swims & bunnies." - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 324.15 Fees covered
  • "Hey brother - warms my heart seeing how many people love you and want to support. See you in summer 2024 when you have kicked C's ass for some skanking in northern Europe..." - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Love and solidarity." - Devi

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Simon Nare

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Rock on!" - Richard Anthony Chemaly

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 300.00 Fees covered
  • "Strength and love, Niren. CK x" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Fuck Cancer!" - Lisa

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Solidarity among cultural workers! Get well soon Tolsi" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 100.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Strength to your arm" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 10 000.00
  • "You have got this uncle Niren …" - Taynera and Saiyana

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 54.03 Fees covered
  • "We love you bruv !" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Sending strength and solidarity" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 300.00 Fees covered
  • "Never stop using your words. Strength to you, Niren." - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 3 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Bro you got this. And we got you. Soldier on my brother." - Himal

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 573.88 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 15 000.00
  • "Stay strong. Keep going." - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 26.56
  • "Please continue your important work in health and solidarity!" - Monique Vajifdar

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "With solidarity and respect as you receive care and get well again Niren Tolsi." - Cath and Keith

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Hope you feel much better soon. Strength to you Niren. Graham and Baubie Richards" - Baubie Richards

  • Sep 04, 2023 - R 300.00 Fees covered
  • "Thank you for all you have done for us as a country." - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 108.05 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 2 000.00
  • "With love and solidarity, D & G" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 28.70 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 04, 2023 - USD $ 162.08 Fees covered
  • "While this about solidarity, it should put the Mail & Guardian to shame." - Brooklyn, NY.

  • Sep 03, 2023 - USD $ 17.20 Fees covered
  • "Strength and comfort to you Niren." - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Writing is a struggle against silence. Don't remain silent, Niren. Thank you for your contributions in helping us reflect on a better South Africa." - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - USD $ 270.13 Fees covered
  • "Niren, see you back on your feet before too long. warmly, Sharad and Ismail" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - USD $ 28.67 Fees covered
  • "Solidarity!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "♥️" - George Thorne

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 15 000.00 Fees covered
  • "You have so many supporters and people who love you. Wishing you a full recovery." - Carolyn Steyn

  • Sep 03, 2023 - USD $ 28.67 Fees covered
  • "Wishing you healing treatment and smooth recovery, ongoing support from far and wide, and to more fine work in future." - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - USD $ 57.34 Fees covered
  • "Sending all our love, Maria and Mikhael" - Mikhael and Maria

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Pat and Jilly Eliot send you love and blessings Niren. Get well and strong soon." - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - USD $ 114.67 Fees covered
  • "Strength & healing 💐💫🍾🤩🙏 Thankyou for your powerful journalism & creative projects. You are loved ❤️‍🩹" - M & P

  • Sep 03, 2023 - USD $ 54.03 Fees covered
  • "Big love and good vibes to you Niren from FFF in CPH" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 1 000.00
  • "Sending hugs Niren." - Charmeela Bhagowat

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Solidarity and unity my friend. Together we help each other and can achieve so much more… sending much love." - Roshan Cader

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "✊🏽" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - USD $ 14.33 Fees covered
  • "Sending love and solidarity." - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 2 000.00 Fees covered
  • "<3" - Molemo

  • Sep 03, 2023 - USD $ 57.34 Fees covered
  • "Much love to you, Niren. xxAnna" - Anna

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Strength to you my brother. I’ve always been a keen admirer of your work, you’re critical part of our journalistic landscape. Keep fighting." - Vumani Mkhize

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 800.00 Fees covered
  • "Much love and strength to you Niren!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - USD $ 106.13
  • "We can all do with a bit of Irish luck and spirit, and i wish you both, Niren 🍀 You have so much more to say. Don't let anyone water down your spirit." - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "In a world of injustice, you have a silent army of friends who you’ve touched through your words. Get well Niren." - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 15 000.00
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 150.00 Fees covered
  • "Praying for strength and healing buddy!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Much love and strength to you Niren. There's a whole world out there that's got your back." - Liza

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 2 000.00
  • "Our prayers are with you be strong and fight hard." - Suran Reddy

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 325.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - USD $ 28.67 Fees covered
  • "Bra… just know you are loved. Your journalism matters and many of us remain in awe of your ability to stay true to it Would give anything for one of those zondo card games ♥️" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 2 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Get well, Niren." - Songezo Zibi

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 250.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 100.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Sterkte Niren. Wishing you resilience as you go through this very challenging journey. It is clear you are loved by many and I hope this brings you solace" - Susan Smuts

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Strength to you Niren! We need more like you so we hope you can keep going." - WB

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Thinking of you Niren on your cancer journey and sending thoughts and support." - Terry Morris

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 2 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Thank you for your journalism in support of social justice causes. We need your voice of clarity and ethical principles." - Marje

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "so much love for you ♥️" - kimbrulee

  • Sep 03, 2023 - USD $ 5.73 Fees covered
  • "Power to you. I just hope none of the other journalists or writers for Mail & Guardian get sick, because this campaign is going to directly hurt them - perhaps a journalist can clarify what actually happened?" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - USD $ 28.67 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 250.00
  • "Wishing you strength and a speedy recovery, Niren." - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - USD $ 270.13 Fees covered
  • "Much love to you." - Elizabeth

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Solidarity, homie!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Wishing you strength during this difficult time." - kp

  • Sep 03, 2023 - USD $ 20.07 Fees covered
  • "Wishing you a strong recovery." - Lizzy

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery...." - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 300.00 Fees covered
  • "All the best" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 300.00 Fees covered
  • "✊🏾✊🏾" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - USD $ 286.68 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 3 000.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 1 000.00
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 2 000.00 Fees covered
  • "With love" - Vanessa

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 12 500.00 Fees covered
  • "sending love and healing vibes" - LVG

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Niren, you are a credit to the profession and we are grateful for your brilliant journalism over many years. Wishing you a full recovery. 🌸" - Joanne

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "In solidarity with you dear Niren. I pray you get the treatment you need. I also hope that the MG owners/managers and editors realise that the bottom line they jealously guard soo much was only there in the first place because of writers like you !" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - USD $ 11.47 Fees covered
  • "Strength and light. Nobody should go through this alone. A comrade is never poor." - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 100.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Thanks for your excellent work" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Love and light 🌸" - Lebo

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 2 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Sending love." - Kajsa and Nick

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 300.00 Fees covered
  • "Strength to you Niren" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - USD $ 28.67 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "I’m so sorry you had to go through this at such a difficult time in your life. Well done for speaking up and exposing them for the heartless crooks they are!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - USD $ 54.03 Fees covered
  • "All the strength and peace your way! Remembering you fondly always." - Meli

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Here’s to you recovering!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - USD $ 324.15 Fees covered
  • "Strong to you, Niren!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 03, 2023 - USD $ 114.67 Fees covered
  • "" - Hedda

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Journalists keep our democracy alive. And Niren has been such an important voice in post-apartheid South Africa. We all need to give what we can as a small thank you. Strength to you, Niren." - Sioux

  • Sep 03, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Wishing you recovery. Solidarity with you and hope that justice will be done to those who have not been fair and professional to you" - Ismail Mahomed

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Niren Tolsi... one of the country’s foremost journalists and has written incisive on arts and culture.

His work has appeared in The Guardian, The Mail and Guardian, New Frame, The Times and numerous online platforms. His annual reflection on the National Arts Festival in Makhanda is often the definitive piece of the festival.

His many accolades include 2016 South African Arts Journalist of the Year, the 2017 Ruth First Fellowship & a Heinrich Böll Journalism Fellowship. He directed, produced & curated the Marikana – Ten Years On exhibition & public engagement program at the 2022 National Arts Festival.

Niren is currently facing crippling medical bills a result of a cancer diagnosis. In addition, despite his many years of service to the Mail and Guardian their shoddy treatment of him has further affected his financial stability.

Your donation, no matter how small, will enable him to continue to do just that.