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...
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...
I have lived a life of pain

I have lived a life of pain

South African actor Israel Sipho Matseke Zulu (Israel Makoe) opens up about his name, growing up in Alexandra township and how he has lived a life of...
Being An Outsider

Being An Outsider

“I grew up black in a predominantly white suburb on a road where my family and the neighbours were the only black families. Despite this we grew up without feeling any racial tension and the school we attended was a mix of all races. In primary school my best friend...