Are You The Change You Want To See?
Oct27

Are You The Change You Want To See?

By: Lisa Kluckow  Ghandi once said ‘be the change you want to see in the world’. One of the most profound sayings, and so very applicable in our country today. I have always had a deep love for Africa and everything African. The bush veld, the languages that sound like music, the colours and the music and the food. I love the loud chatter mixed with township tunes and laughter that fills streets. I love koeksisters and...

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The Humanity of Fatherhood
Oct25

The Humanity of Fatherhood

By: William Jackson Chinua Achebe, “We cannot trample upon the humanity of others without devaluing our own.” The Igbo, always practical, put it concretely in their proverb: Onye ji onye n’ani ji onwe ya: “He who will hold another down in the mud must stay in the mud to keep him down.” The Education of a British-Protected Child: Essays “Fathers, it is time to lift our children, our families, our culture, our communities...

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My Future Black Sons: A Letter From Your Mother
Sep29

My Future Black Sons: A Letter From Your Mother

By: Tina Dube You will be beautiful. You will probably inherit my love for literature, my mastery at spelling,  and where numerical skills are concerned I hope you get your father’s. You will drive me to madness as much as you will tug at my heartstrings and even as I write this I ask myself how I’m going to handle a love of that enormity. But that is a story for another day. The truth is this : That even before you’re formed in my...

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SA Influencers Comment On #StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh
Sep01

SA Influencers Comment On #StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh

By: Sandy Nene The picture above has been making rounds on social media. Take a look at this hashtag #StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh which has been trending this whole week. Zulaikha, a 13 year old student of PTA High School for girls and fellow black girls have decided to make a stand and fight against racism at their school. We contacted some of South Africa’s Top influencers and asked what are their thoughts on this issue and...

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Being a Dark Skinned Girl
Mar17

Being a Dark Skinned Girl

By: Tina Dube Zoe Saldana recently felt the brunt of the black community for accepting the role in the new Nina Simone biopic. In the production, Zoe wears a prosthetic nose to resemble that of the Nina’s wide one and more importantly, her cringe-worthy transformation included wearing darker make up in order to create a resemblance with the late folk singer and civil rights activist. A lot of individuals (mostly those with a dark skin...

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An Estate Agents’ Life

By: Angela Kewney By now you all know I love coffee.. I moved to Cape Town to start my life over again after losing everything I owned. My journey has been inspiring – even inspiring myself. What I love is that I have found a new meaning to life. I have met amazing people, experienced truly beautiful trips around Cape Town and embarked on rebuilding myself and my family again from scratch. I have found therapy in my surrounds and have...

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