Their Residences Were For White Students Only

Their Residences Were For White Students Only

I grew up in Lansdowne, on the Cape Flats, in a big and supportive family. My mother and my father’s family were from Claremont and most of us were evicted when the apartheid government used the Group Areas Act to declare that only white families could live in the...
Apartheid Affected Us All

Apartheid Affected Us All

I am a white middle-aged woman who grew up during Apartheid. I grew up in a country that was not free – Apartheid affected us all. White South Africans could vote, but there were other ways in which we were affected – we could not freely associate with who we wanted...
I Lost My Daughter to Cancer

I Lost My Daughter to Cancer

Omuhle passed on twenty-four months ago, today. March 15th is the day I held her in my arms in the ICU of Mediclinic, after four years of battling a form of cancer called neuroblastoma. She was going to turn five on 11 April 2015, and I had planned for a big Frozen...