Inspiration

A HASHTAG OF OPPORTUNITIES

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“We all have something we are good at or passionate about, we should utilise social media to push that.” Just over a year ago, a young social media specialist took it upon himself to create a twitter hashtag that would serve as a tool that aids individuals in their search for employment.  Menzi Ngcobo is […]

EDUCATION MADE COMFORTABLE

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JustLearn.me is a brand new online platform founded by Uviwe Faku, a young black entrepreneur who is also an accounting student at the University of Cape Town. This initiative, a first of its kind in South Africa, allows students and tutors to interact with one another from the comfort and safety of their own homes […]

IMBAWULA: EVERY STORY IS VALID

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While we stand before each other as strangers, we are discreetly connected by common human experiences and collectively relate to that which we have seen and felt as individuals. Our estranged relationship becomes apparent when we reveal pieces of our lives in the form of stories; the tales shared around fireplaces, within the walls of […]

DIE TO LIVE

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Have you ever wrapped yourself in blankets knitted with bullets, resting your head on pillows stuffed with uncertainty, while trying to catch sweet dreams on a bed of thorns?   Have you ever felt daggers caress your arms as you reach for grace, causing scars that are artistic reminders of a war that was, where […]

AMERICANAH

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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was my first experience of the much talked about novelist’s writing. More than anything, I found the novel to be an enlightening documentation of the political and social dynamics that are attached to being black. These dynamics are relayed through the experiences of Ifemelu, the main character, and her counterparts. […]

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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I met Mpho Roberta Masondo, owner and founder of Ngola Consultancy ZA Hub (NCZA Hub), earlier this year at a literary event. Her, my friend and I had a brief conversation after the event, casually sharing our interests, ideas and views on certain issues. By the end of the night we had exchanged contacts and […]

CREATIVITY WINS

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Creative Nestlings is a creative hub that was founded by Dillion Phiri and Lunga Mateta- Phiri. The organisation’s objective is to provide tools that independent creatives can make use of to further their respective crafts. These are two artists that have personally experienced the various struggles that young creatives face, and they have selflessly developed […]

THE ART OF EMPATHY

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My first introduction to the majestic world of art was through poetry. The love affair with poetry began at an early age. To me, it was a playground for words, a medium that invited the use of metaphors, rhymes and other figures of speech that allow one’s imagination to roam. I loved its capability to […]

DECOLOURING YOUTH DAY

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Youth Day is approaching.   South Africa is buzzing with activity as individuals and organisations prepare to launch the youth focused content and events they have planned for months.   As a content producer, I want to be a part of this national story. My voice wants to be heard along with everybody else that […]