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Dear South Africa… a letter from Terence Mentor

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: inspire-ations, South Africa, things to wrestle with, thorts of other people|Tags: , , |

Dear South Africa,  Increase empathy. Kind regards, Terence P.S. Sorry, I’ve just realised that you may not know what I mean. Here’s the deal - it really shouldn’t need an explanation or a justification. I [...]

Dear South Africa… a letter from Dalene Reyburn

By | January 15th, 2018|Categories: inspire-ations, South Africa, things to wrestle with, thorts of other people|Tags: , , , |

Dear South Africa... Charles Dickens starts A Tale of Two Cities with this: ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age [...]

H&M: some thoughts on the boy in the hoodie

By | January 12th, 2018|Categories: #NotOnOurWatch, pain and Hope, race vibes, shtupidt people, things to wrestle with, thorts of other people, what i am watching, world news|Tags: , , , , , , |

This is a post for all those of you who have seen the original H & M advert of the little black boy wearing the hoodie with the slogan 'Coolest Monkey in the Jungle' on [...]

Dear South Africa… a letter from Ntobeko Mzoli

By | January 12th, 2018|Categories: inspire-ations, pain and Hope, South Africa, thorts of other people|Tags: , , |

Dear South Africa, I would have liked to have more of an upbeat and hopeful letter to you but the reality, the real reality, is that we’re a country of deep division and intense trauma. [...]

A Frikkin Hashtag: #ADayWeShouldCelebrate

By | January 10th, 2018|Categories: AFrikkinHashtag, games & Stuff, Hashtag Game, silly things|Tags: , , , , |

What days do you think we should celebrate that we don't? Well one of them was the day we got the big cheese himself, Jeff Dwoskin aka @bigmacher , who runs the Hashtag Roundup app with his [...]

Dear South Africa… ‘n brief van Jana Niehaus

By | January 10th, 2018|Categories: inspire-ations, pain and Hope, South Africa, things to wrestle with, thorts of other people|Tags: , , , |

Liewe Afrikanermense in Suid-Afrika, Ek het nou onlangs terug gedink aan ons laerskoolklas wat elke Vrydag na tweede pouse vir twee periodes (met ander woorde ’n volle uur lank) sangklas gehad het. Gegewe die spesifieke [...]

They called me Scuba Steve…

By | January 9th, 2018|Categories: adventures, fun, inspire-ations, silly things, South Africa|Tags: , , , , , , , |

So the Protea cricket team took on the Indians at Newlands in Cape Town this week - first of three tests. And we won convincingly, so that was fun. DRESSUP FOR NEWLANDS It has become [...]

Dear South Africa… a letter from Thandi Refilwe-Rose Nkomo

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: inspire-ations, pain and Hope, South Africa, thorts of other people|Tags: , , , |

Dear South Africa, LOVE BLACK PEOPLE It only dawned on me recently, how we need this. Desperately need this. I cannot speak for all Black people, I cannot even speak for the majority of Black [...]

A Frikkin Hashtag: #AnimalTopTwentySongs part II

By | January 6th, 2018|Categories: AFrikkinHashtag, fun, games & Stuff, Hashtag Game, silly things|Tags: , , , , , |

We continue with Part II of #AnimalTopTwentySongs [For Part I, click here] where we move beyond the trends and celebs and bots to the tweets that really matter, those made by YOU... that's right, so [...]

A Frikkin Hashtag: #AnimalTopTwentySongs part I

By | January 5th, 2018|Categories: AFrikkinHashtag, fun, games & Stuff, Hashtag Game, silly things|Tags: , , , , , |

i normally run the Top Tweets list a few weeks after the game but #AnimalTopTwentySongs was such a hit i felt it needed to happen this same week to celebrate the momentum... We decided to [...]