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...
Mitchells Plain exposed me to gangsterism

Mitchells Plain exposed me to gangsterism

I grew up in Mitchell’s Plain on the Cape Flats with my dad, mom and sister.  My father was a sign writer and my mother stayed at home to look after my younger sister and me. Despite not having a lot of money, our basic needs were provided for. ” I got...
I have been through all the cancer meds

I have been through all the cancer meds

On 25 October 2009 the lump on my left breast just felt bigger and so I decided to visit my family doctor. After scans and mammograms, three days later my doctor broke the news … it was like a smack across the face. I sat there, looked at him, said okay, and...
I Was Dead For 45 Minutes

I Was Dead For 45 Minutes

I’m having a heart attack.. It was a normal Tuesday, a day like any other. Little did I know that that it was a day that would change my entire life. I went home at about 4 o’clock and felt extremely tired. I wanted to take some time out and rest, when I suddenly...
We got by each day even though we were not rich

We got by each day even though we were not rich

My name is Mashudu. I am a young woman from Limpopo. I grew up surrounded by both my parents and grand parents. We were not rich, but we got by each day. After I completed my matric in 2008, I had already applied at a University. I had achieved distinctions, so...
Living With Dyslexia

Living With Dyslexia

My name is Ntombifuthi Khoza and I am 23 years old. My dad named me Ntombifuthi which means “girl again” because I am the youngest of three sisters. Growing up I was more of a tomboy; I played soccer and all of my friends were boys. Apparently when I was a toddler...