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When you talk about the DRC, the first thing that comes to mind for me is the plight of the thousands of women caught up in a protracted war, with no end in sight. Don’t get this twisted, that’s not all there is to the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Without The DRC, you would have […]


Dead of the night They come to me Crying like babies Begging like paupers for a release Of all that’s locked in them Some married Some single Some gay Some hopeless Others, commitment phobics The married ones say their wives can’t pull it off anymore The single ones had rather pay to have their release […]


Looks like the recession is also affecting people’s ability to walk down the aisle. Look on the bright side, at least you both know you are not in it for the money! Well, one hopes that is the case.


Don’t you just love the sound of drums and to be precise, African drums. They have the ability to take you to a far away land, create rhythms that get you in touch with nature and make you dance like there is no tomorrow. I personally think if you listen closely, there is something spiritual […]


Ride on Sista! I will not belittle the content of this video by adding more. Selah!


  Woke up this morning Wondering about you and your place in life I thought about your heart And felt your pain The one you will feel when words come at you At a speed so fast, hit you unawares And leave you reeling for you did not see them coming Words, the kind that […]


I saw this story on CNN two days ago and it brought tears to my eyes.  It simply shows the power of a big heart and the difference one phone call makes. It would be silly of me to tell you the story of Sibahle Tshibika all over. Its all in the video, watch it […]


Reading the first few pages of Andre Brink’s , A Fork In The Road, I  found myself wiping tears from my eyes, though they was no plan to cry or any notice that the tears would come streaming. Without sounding self-righteous or self-absorbed, thinking I have the key to heal the world of its pain. […]


Julius Malema, president of the ANC Youth league in South Africa, first caught my attention when he vowed that he would take up arms for the cause of Jacob Zuma. I believe he made this comment when the battle for the leadership for the ANC was raging between Thabo Mbeki and Zuma faithful camps. “We […]


I have struggled as to what the title of this post should be. I started with fighting for the souls of our Black men but I figured the fight for their souls is about getting them off the streets and for them to make something of themselves. Hence, I settled on fighting for the attention […]


Have you ever wondered how different your life would be if you didn’t have a father or never knew him? I know its the dream of some little girls to be daddy’s girls but that is not a dream I carry about. Maybe if I was 10, it would have been cool but I am […]


It is one of the best ironies of life – the very thing that is connecting us to millions of people around the world is also taking killing  some of our most intimate and valued relationships. But we cannot blame this solely on the internet. We are responsible for the hollowness many of us feel […]


I am getting in touch with the sentimental part of myself today, it is allowed.  For I am about to break my own rule. I wrote them, I can change them too. So, its Mother’s Day and we do the honourable thing by calling our mums and  saying lovely things to them. In time past, […]


Proud to be a woman Creativity at its best Likeness of love She celebrates herself Her feminity Her sexuality Her sensuality She celebrates her needs and desires in anticipation of fulfilment She celebrates her feelings and knowledge of her body And she celebrates her sensuality Proud to be a woman A woman with needs and […]


I promised myself this weekend was all about me, myself and I. Sometimes, you have got to get it together and clear your heard. So, there I was with a list of things I wanted to do. Watch the movie, A Good Man Is Hard To Find, listen to some Bebe Winans, John Stoddart, his […]


The first time I heard the song, ‘I Hope You Dance,’ by LeAnn Womack, I fell in love and I’m still in love with the song. The words hit me and they hit me hard and the line, ‘Promise Me You Will Give Faith A Fighting Chance,’ has stayed with me ever since.


Well, can you believe it? We are hours away from entering a decade. I think we should take a step back and give ourselves a pat on the back for the last decade. I know many people didn’t make it through with us but we are still here and so, we should be grateful for […]


A few months back, my contract at the place where I worked ended. I know anyone would kill to work at the BBC right? Even take whatever you are given, just so, you can say I work at the BBC. Don’t get me wrong, it is a good learning ground and I learnt so much […]