A community heroine: Nadia Bloy
Jul31

A community heroine: Nadia Bloy

By: Tasneem Amos Meet Nadia Bloy, a single mom doing the most to give back. Nadia Bloy is the “go-to” girl for many of the less-fortunate or troubled folk in the Newlands region. She gained her popularity through the various personal and professional community projects and initiatives she’s launched and been a part of since 2007. Most of the initiatives are aimed at meeting the basic needs of less fortunate, single-parent households...

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Power couple: Sheldon and Zenobia
Jul31

Power couple: Sheldon and Zenobia

By: Tasneem Amos Meet Sheldon and Zenobia Francis. A couple who has dedicated their union and time  to giving back to the youth of many communities, in various ways. Some of which include feeding schemes, youth facilitation, coaching, mentoring,  and many more. Sheldon Francis: Once a homeless kid who was abandoned by his parents; now the founder of an amazing  organization called Children Have A Dream – CHAD Sheldon is well...

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Women Are Not ‘Just Objects’

By: Onawanda Mpanza For years, men have been groping women in public and we have been shaking it off and complaining about it in private. They would comment about our private parts and we would be angry in silence and never tell the man to shut up. They would hold our hands and pull us in public and we kept quiet. Well not all of us, a friend slapped a man that tried to grope her breasts in town. Question is why we have kept mum about...

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Donate A Dress And Help Cadbury P.S. Make Matric Farewell Dreams Come True #PSgiveadress

By: Sandy Nene Matric Farewells should be a night to remember and for most girls, a dress is the most important part of the event as it contributes to the makings of a perfect Cinderella story. Through the new P.S. Matric Farewell Dress Campaign, Cadbury P.S. is hoping to make a few lucky girls’ dreams come true by providing them with a dress for their special event. The campaign kicks off this July and will target disadvantaged girls...

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Lessons Learned In 2015

By: Vuyisani Bill As I take a brave leap into 2016 I reflect on the year that has passed in an attempt to ready myself for the new chapter in my life. The greatest gifts our past has to offer us are always embedded in the lessons we learned from our experiences. The past provides the foundation on which our future is cemented.  These are the lessons I learned in 2015. On Love: Taking a risk is worth it.  Being open to something new...

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‘Our Lived Experience’ The Mental Health Blog
Sep02

‘Our Lived Experience’ The Mental Health Blog

By: Yvette Hess Our Lived Experience (OLE) is an ongoing project aimed at educating people about mental illness in South Africa. OLE was born out of the idea that the wealth of knowledge lives within the bodies of people and it is where real life experience and sharing it becomes more than just useful. It becomes wisdom. OLE is a platform where these experiences, news and other information are shared- where a community is created. OLE...

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