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CD Giveaway: Chris Tomlin/Rend Collective

Who doesn't like FREE stuff, right? So let's jump straight to the point which is that i have the latest Chris Tomlin 3 cd collection [a combination of his See the Morning, Hello Love and Burning Lights cds] as well as the Rend Collective Mixtape [a new collection which combines some of your favourite Rend Collective songs]. Chris Tomlin, along with Matt Redman, must be one of the most consistent worship song writers of [...]

By | 2017-07-19T07:53:44+00:00 July 19th, 2017|music|0 Comments

What if there were no Whites in South Africa: book review

i have just finished reading 'What if there were no Whites in South Africa?' by Ferial Haffajee. And in the shell of a giant big nut, i would recommend it, if only because it tells a different story. Or rather looks at the same story - that of post-apartheid South Africa - from a different perspective. It was not exactly what i was expecting in that i don't really know what i was expecting but [...]

By | 2017-07-18T07:19:32+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How a-Woke am i?

What do you see in this picture? A young woman looking away from you? Or a much older woman looking to the left? You're sitting in a business meeting with five men and five woman around a boardroom table. One of the women makes a suggestion which is largely ignored. Ten minutes later, her male colleague makes what is in reality pretty much the same suggestion, and it is met with great support and encouraging [...]

By | 2017-07-17T08:15:49+00:00 July 17th, 2017|activities|2 Comments

Taboo Topics: Parents of young children – Meet Geraldine Walsh

i am so grateful to my friend Geraldine Walsh, who recently joined the @AFrikkinHashtag Hashtagging team on Twittter for sharing such a vulnerable story about her time as a new mom as well as letting me link this to her post on post-natal depression. Make sure that you sign up to follow her blog after reading this: Today is B’s birthday. Instead of it being a lovely family day with nice surprises for [...]

Poem: pushing back

try as you might you just can't seem to push open the lid of this cardboard box they have you trapped in doesn't make sense though as cardboard should not be such a worthy adversary yet here you are time to sit back and take a moment to try and remember how this all came to be how you ended up passing time doing time when they was no crime not one you can remember [...]

By | 2017-07-13T09:55:01+00:00 July 13th, 2017|poems and other creativity|0 Comments

#NotOnOurWatch II: Tattoo man vs car guard

Having spoken about and encouraged the #NotOnOurWatch hashtag commitment for probably over a year now, i just had my second big encounter [you can read about the first one here], which i wrote about on Facebook: Climb out of my car at Canal Walk to see this decently large tattooed white guy swearing at a smaller foreign black man car guard cos of some entitled not-getting-the-information-he-was-looking-for nonsense so I shouted at him and walked over [...]

Agreeing to disagree in the very best of ways…

'Howzit buddy, just got to Bootleggers.' [Whatsapp from Lukhanyo Neer] What a great message to receive. i had been looking forward to connecting with Lukhanyo for a while, since i had met him at The Justice Conference in March and again after interacting on some #MenAreTrash vibes on Facebook. This week tbV [the beautiful Val] has been away at a retreat and i have filled a lot of my time with meetings and connections and [...]

Wanna make a game?

So we are going to be designing a board game. Or maybe we are still at the stage of that being a question. i honestly can't remember where the idea came from, but suddenly it was there and this morning i met with my friend Ashley Visagie [who incidentally was over at my house with his wife Helene the night before eating homemade pizza and playing board games] to discuss the possibilities. Monopoly is an [...]

By | 2017-07-06T12:05:18+00:00 July 6th, 2017|activities, positive ideas for change|0 Comments

Philandro Castile, Imizamo Yethu and the uneven choice

'Once again, police get away with murder.'  Those are the words Julia Wallace used to begin this article she wrote about the murder of Philandro Castile and the subsequent "Not Guilty" acquittal of Jeromino Yanez, the police offer who clearly panicked [if you have watched the horrific video of the shooting], killing him in front of his girlfriend and four year old daughter in a car. Everything in the incident seems to give unequivocal evidence as [...]

King of the choose

i have been thinking a lot about choices lately. For many of us the idea of choice looks something like this quote: There is some truth in that, but i don't think it is the whole Truth. i also think it's a nice quote for people with stuff [money, time, resources, skills, networks, opportunities]. Think about it for a second. Think of the choices you have in front of you right now. Name some of [...]

By | 2017-07-03T14:11:31+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|things to wrestle with|3 Comments