JUNE 2019 - ISSUE 09

THAPELO MACHAKA: Career Accelerated by Perseverance & Fed by Passion


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Petrol or Dettol?

By Nande Myamya The world is wounded and so are you. However, this is never eternal. Pain can only truly paralyse us when we numb ourselves to it. Our hurt is just a diagnosis – not a disease. We’ve all been told that ‘you always have a choice’ and as outdated as this proverb sounds, […]

Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

By Curswell Tshihwela  Nervous Conditions is a novel by Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga, first published in the United Kingdom in 1988. It was the first book published by a black woman from Zimbabwe in English. The semi-autobiographical novel focuses on the story of a Shona family in post-colonial Rhodesia during the 1960s. Nervous Conditions is […]

Women in public toilets

By Dimakatso Komape Admit it. You have had to hold in pee just a bit longer than what you should have just because you were at the mall and you would do anything to avoid using the all dreaded public toilet. A toilet is a perfect place for germs and bacteria to breed. Bacteria’s like […]

Breastfeeding in public

By Kimberly Flanagan It’s bad enough that breastfeeding is hard on its own and when I say hard on its own, I speak about the fact that some women actually struggle to breastfeed, it hurts and your breasts grow to a size that you never thought possible (Last one isn’t always so bad) and let’s […]

A pageant empowering women

By Thandeka Mthethwa 24 Year old Nomfundo Kubheka is an ambitious young lady that stopped wishing and started doing. She is originally from Newcastle, Osizweni. I’m a graduate of Majuba TVET College. She is currently studying towards her second qualification at Central Johannesburg College, doing Human Resources Management.   She is a finalist for Miss […]

Zephany Nurse attends a book festival

By Lindiwe Mlandu Miché Solomon, previously known as Zephany Nurse, who made international headlines after she was reunited with her biological family in 2015 will be at this year’s Open Book Festival in Cape Town. The 22-year-old was abducted as a newborn from the Groote Schuur Hospital on 30 April 1997. Last week, Judge Peter […]

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