The essence of our being

Every generation of all living things has something that is handed down from the past that is tangle and intangible. Our heritage is an important part of the present lives we live and of the future we build because it is the essence of our being in SeSotho re re ke ‘Bo teng ba hao’.... Continue Reading →


A letter to my son on his birthday: I stand by the promise

Dear Mickey boy – Isifungo sam’ Today you are turning four years old and I am reflecting on the 1 460 days that I have spent knowing you. One of the most valued treasures in my life is being mommy to you and with every milestone you reach my heart gets encouraged. The most extraordinary... Continue Reading →

Happy #AfricaDay

I am an African and proud because I believe Africa is the land of milk and honey.  Her gifts are sacred and her wildness quenches my spirit, My umbilical cord is buried under the majestic mountains, Africa is where paradise lies and my heaven on earth, My motherland and place I call home, Africa lives... Continue Reading →


Eating a snack or two between meals can fill in the gap, so that you don't inhale your lunch box or dining room table during main meal times. We all know that it is easier to snack on fruits and salads in summer, but chilly weather presents cravings for rich, hearty foods, with heavy, carb-laden... Continue Reading →

The mother and heartbeat of the revolution

We have loved her in life, let us not forget her after death. Long Live Mme Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela – Long Live the Mother of the Nation. Struggle veteran Mme Winnie‚ lived a meaningful life despite all the suffering and pain she endured. She fought valiantly against the apartheid state and sacrificed her life for... Continue Reading →

The Drive Experience

The mornings of standing in ques at the taxi rank were very experiential as I got to know some of the commuters who taught me a thing or two about managing challenges, the taxi drivers who showed us flames while driving towards oncoming traffic- some of them were good and friendly while some seemed to... Continue Reading →

#YouthDay: The power of the future

As I attempt to document my thoughts of #YouthDay, a childhood song keeps playing on repeat in my head and this is how the words of the song go: “South Africa we love you, Oooh beautiful land, we’ll show the whole world, that we can bring peace in Our Land.” There are many people who... Continue Reading →

Africa my first love

Nkosi Sikelela iAfrica (God bless Africa) is the prayer all South Africans share when singing the national anthem. This prayer came to my mind as we celebrated Africa Day on 25 May and I feel these words carry so much life, light and prosperity.  The people of this beautiful continent have endured great hardships and... Continue Reading →

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