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Ugh not again. I can practically hear them saying as they roll their eyes reading this headline. I’m so tired of this race topic. Can’t we just move on already… I mean Apartheid has been over for like a really long time can’t they just let go already and move on. It’s just getting so old… Yup, this kind of dialogue is just too fucking common around here. People are open about it, they don’t even realise that there is an issue. Dove puts out an ad campaign and it’s

I’ve spent the majority of my life working in the Non-profit sector in one way or another. First as a volunteer and then as an intern and finally working my way up the ranks as a person being paid to do what I love. Which was pretty cool. Except working in those positions, killed my passion. The higher up the ranks you move, the more you’re privy to, the more you realise that things are not all they seem in the “do good” sector. Lack of accountability For one, funds

On Friday I posted this post  about how ashamed I am about my country and for the rest of the weekend, I had an ugly taste in my mouth. I feel that it’s important for me to provide more clarity on how I feel. Right now, I am ashamed of what’s happening in my country, I am ashamed of the way “we” have treated foreign nationals who live here and I can’t understand how anyone can treat another human being in the manner that my fellow South Africans have been treating

Everyone is complaining about load-shedding – and rightfully so. In a country like mine, it’s unreasonable to expect people to live without electricity for between two and five hours a day. For those of you unfamiliar with the new South African way of life, we have been having challenges with producing enough power to meet the needs of the country. As a result, we are being subjected to forced black outs where needs outweigh supply. Businesses are losing money, devices are blowing in power surges, people are sitting in the

I turn on the radio and the news is on. I go to my computer, looking for some relief, let me see what’s on Facebook. My timeline is filled with news broadcasts. I turn to twitter, something good must be there… more news. The world is filled with news, news of my home, my country, my shame. I read the reports, listen to the broadcasts, look at the images being shared. People being tortured. Suffering. Death. Violence. Shame. I am ashamed. I am ashamed for my home, I am ashamed

Hey Ho it’s 2015! I think that people make new years resolutions with the best intentions but often they can end up just being a way to let yourself down. It’s not always easy to get to gym 5 times a week. Sometimes, life gets in the way of the best laid plans. I’ve tried it but I honestly can’t remember the last time I set resolutions for myself. I’m generally just not the kind of person who makes them. This is for a number of reasons. I don’t like to

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