South Africa2018-09-03T06:40:08+00:00

SOUTH AFRICA

These are some of the recent posts that i and others have made to hopefully challenge and encourage and educate you as you try and figure out how to do life better in South Africa. Please feel free to share any of these posts that are helpful with people you think it might help to take one more step towards…

All Lives Smatter – a collection of thoughts about race, painting all people with the same brush and the need for whites to engage with whites

All White Lives Matter – a “Black Lives Matter for Dummies” kind of post

Ask before you leap [to conclusions] – a post looking at how we engage when we engage with others on race

8 Steps to help me become a better ally of my friends of colour – a short but helpful reminder

But pity the mutants – a painful look at how white people are able to feel more empathy for fictional characters and pets than black people

But What Can I Do? – 40 Tips for white South Africans genuinely asking this question

Entitlement with an “i” – a brief glimpse into the problem of entitlement in our country

If I were white, I’d have been able to breathe – guest post by Thandi Nkomo

Race with me – short video clips explaining race issues simply to white people

She turned to me and asked me if being an Umlungu was something i enjoyed.

The Better Black/Coloured/Indian – some friends share stories about the standard of whiteness that has been pressured on them

The queen, my dad, and Sarafina – guest post by Thandi Nkomo

Ways in which white people are better than black people [part I] – a very short post.

Ways in which white people aren’t better than black people [part II] – a more wordier post.

When someone with an African name gives you their “easier” English name.

When the offence is that you’re offended – looking a little deeper into entitlement in South Africa.

40 Tips for white people asking, ‘But what can I do?’ – a summary

By |September 28th, 2018|Categories: #NotOnOurWatch, activities, positive ideas for change, race vibes, South Africa|Tags: , , , |

40 Tips to help white people to answer the question, 'But what can I do?' when it comes to race and reconciliation in South Africa. And we have made it to the end of the [...]

But What Can I Do? Tips 21-25

By |September 4th, 2018|Categories: #NotOnOurWatch, activities, inspire-ations, positive ideas for change, South Africa|Tags: , , , |

As we head into the second half of our journey as white people seeking to do and be better, let me encourage you and remind you once again that i have so much love and [...]

A day of Rest.

By |September 3rd, 2018|Categories: inspire-ations, race vibes, South Africa, things to wrestle with, thorts of other people|Tags: , , , |

Sunday morning i had the privilege of attending a public conversation between Lukhanyo Calata [author of 'My father died for this'] and Wilhelm Verwoed [author of 'Bloedbande'] as the final session of the Restitution conference [...]

But what can I do? Tips 16-20

By |August 29th, 2018|Categories: activities, inspire-ations, race vibes, South Africa|Tags: , , , , |

We are heading towards the halfway point of this 40 tips for white people who are genuinely asking, 'But what can I do?' series and continuing with: #ButWhatCanIDo? Tip #16 This is an extension of [...]

But what can i do? Tips 11-15

By |August 24th, 2018|Categories: #NotOnOurWatch, activities, challenging thorts, change the world, race vibes, South Africa|Tags: , , , , |

White people asking the question, 'But what can I do?' when it comes to race and transformation. It has been super exciting to see how much dialogue and engagement has been happening around these tips. [...]

But what can i do? [White people in South Africa and beyond…] Tips 6-10

By |August 19th, 2018|Categories: #NotOnOurWatch, activities, adventures, inspire-ations, race vibes, South Africa|Tags: , , , |

White South African friends… i have so much love for you. A number of you, when race conversations have been happening, have asked the question, “What can i do?” and as one who doesn’t have all the answers but certainly [...]

But what can i do? [White people in South Africa and beyond…]

By |August 15th, 2018|Categories: activities, inspire-ations, positive ideas for change, race vibes, South Africa|Tags: , , , |

White South African friends... i have so much love for you. A number of you, when race conversations have been happening, have asked the question, "What can i do?" and as one who doesn't have [...]

Around the Fire with Siphokazi Jonas

By |August 1st, 2018|Categories: Shows & Things, South Africa, stories|Tags: , , , , , |

The Multi-Talented Siphokazi Jonas is about to return to Artscape with her hit show 'Around The Fire'. i was fortunate enough to be given the chance to ask her a couple of questions about the [...]

Show me all the pretty colours…

By |July 30th, 2018|Categories: friends and enemas, heroes or heroic moments, inspire-ations, shtupidt people, South Africa|Tags: , , , , |

i absolutely love the people in and around my life.  It really does feel like a gift and on top of any male or white or anything else privilege that i recognise and acknowledge, the [...]

Words of ‘i don’t hate my skin’

By |June 28th, 2018|Categories: poems and other creativity, race vibes, South Africa|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The other day i tried my hand at a kind of spoken word piece with the title, 'i don't hate my skin' which you can watch over here. But i thought some of you might [...]