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Why i joined Conversations for a Just South Africa

There is a new group on Facebook that i am a part of called Conversations for a Just South Africa.  At the moment there are around 1500 people in the group and climbing every day. Which may not seem super exciting to many people when a group like #ImStaying arrived on the scene just a couple of weeks ago and is on the way to 500 000 people. Conversations is not a group that [...]

the question of Virtue Signalling

There has been a lot of talk in recent times about Virtue Signalling. What is it, you may ask? Well here are two definitions i found online: To take a conspicuous but essentially useless action ostensibly to support a good cause but actually to show off how much more moral you are than everybody else. [Urban Dictionary: by Verboy] an attempt to show other people that you are a good person, for example by expressing opinions that will be acceptable to them, especially on social media: Virtue signalling is the popular [...]

I don’t want to be right!

i saw this picture and statement on Facebook today: Count me out. I need a break from South African politics and leadership dynamics. The poverty I have seen today visiting a rural area has me in a minor depression, I cant imagine WHEN the leaders will stop shielding and blaming each other and start serving this country. I DON'T want to be right, I don't want the other side to be wrong. I just [...]

Breaking through the defences

Can i be both challenging and kind? The Social Medias can be a difficult space. Especially if you are someone trying to make the world a better place. As someone who has made a #NotOnOurWatch commitment to life - to interrupt racism and sexism and other forms of injustice when they appear in front of me - it can quickly and easily get a little fighty - especially when a challenge to someone's behaviour [...]

Where can i go to get it wrong?

Is there a safe space to make mistakes? Yesterday i wrote a post in which i shared this inspiring piece of writing with the phrase 'Fiercely Kind' which cautioned us against letting our anger turn to meanness. And spent another one of THOSE DAYS on the internet experiencing in a variety of places people not doing so well at that. Ah, ye olde Internet Fight... Where can i go? It is true that [...]

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