Reconciliation takes commitment

Reconciliation takes commitment

War is about hostility between people – but peace requires true friendship. The advent of democracy brought with it the promise of peace and harmony. The journey across the racial divide to shared empathy has been – and still is – a difficult and complex one, but...
David’s Love Letter

David’s Love Letter

The scrap of paper in David Lai’s hands is not just a list; it’s also a love letter of sorts. The 24-year-old has never been able to read the Chinese characters neatly written next to the numerals that run from 1 to 14. This August the words were finally translated...
Defying culture

Defying culture

He just slipped away “I was holding his hand and telling him stories and then he just slipped away,” says Nellie Myburgh (52), whose husband died when she was 34. When she was 19, she buried her father, watched her heartbroken mother be bullied by her in-laws, and was...
Depression made me feel weak

Depression made me feel weak

I have always been a day dreamer, one that believed there was a world outside the small town Butterworth I called my home for years. The dream started with qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, becoming a CEO at the age of thirty and a board of director at age...
Never imagined myself embracing adulting

Never imagined myself embracing adulting

If you asked me a couple of years ago where I see myself in five years, I would have never imagined myself painting the picture of my current reality. Five years ago, fresh out of university, degree in hand and dreams in my pocket, I would have never imagined myself...
Failure made me a better person

Failure made me a better person

My Name is Harrington Dzunisani Chauke. I was born in Mbokota Village, Limpopo. I lived with my granny from my mother’s side, while she was still living in Pretoria. We only got to see her during school holidays when we visited her in the city, or during the...