As young leaders that seek to make a positive impact in the communities we are part of and those that we have access to, one is often confronted with a lot of questions, that in end, determine how one goes about engaging with that community.…Read more
It’s 3am on a winter morning in Joburg and I’m sitting on my bed with blankets wrapped around me as my only means to keep warm. I have my lecture notes open on my lap as I’m preparing for my deferred exams,…Read more
Reflecting on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and progress in delivering it in South Africa
Human rights, a term that ought to resonate within us all as humans, though rarely understood nor engaged with in most of our societies today. This is potentially because it’s one of the things we’ve normalised to a point that we undervalue them,…Read more
I was on the red line metro to Glenmont on my way from hanging out with some teammates at Tenleytown on a Sunday noon. On the row of seats in front of me, sat a young black lady who was reading a pamphlet when I came in.…Read more
What is my role in this space?
Diversity, to me, is the differences that exist among everyone and everything in society/broader universe, both in the physical and mental realm. It is important for us as people to not only acknowledge,…Read more
Heritage sites (with valuable artifacts that have been preserved and passed on from one generation to the other) are a place where one can go to reconnect with their traditions, the history of mankind, the environment, cultural practises… They create a space of reflection on how we identify ourselves,…Read more
Is there still hope to deconstruct the system or have its effects gone too deep to restore?
We recently had a film screening session where we watched 7Up, one in a series of documentaries that look at the lives of South African children every seven years from when they are 7 years old.…Read more
Our country (South Africa) has a vast number of different communities. These are housed in different geographic areas of the country ranging from the informal settlements in Diepsloot, the matchbox houses surrounded by dusty grounds in Soweto to the mansions in Clifton.…Read more