Ukuzala kuzolula- to give birth is to extend yourself.

“Ukuzala kuzolula” – An African parent proverb.

This saying means that to give birth is to extend yourself, that having children is a blessing. I have heard my parents and family members say this, especially in the context of praising me for doing chores or simple tasks that they asked me to do and very often I would just giggle or dismiss them because I had heard this so many times.Read more

Cape Town’s poor pushed to the outskirts


In Woodstock, between Gympie and Baron Streets a new upmarket apartment block, The Woodstock Quarter has replaced a well known antique shop.

New buildings, coffee shops, art galleries and markets are signifiers of this renewal of Cape Town’s inner city.Read more