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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.

Let’s get behind our team and win this thing: #TwoTeamsTwoCupsOneNation

By |November 6th, 2023|Categories: pain and Hope, South Africa, sport and games, stories|Tags: , , , |

There is likely to be one chance in the history of the world for one country to hold both the Rugby and Cricket World Cups at the same time - it's time to REALLY [...]

The Road to the Catan World Champs in Malta 2022! [Part II]

By |November 30th, 2022|Categories: activities, adventures, Community, friends and enemas, fun, games & Stuff, me vibes, South Africa|Tags: , , , , , , |

Part I was largely about how i found myself chosen and made my way to the Catan World Championships in Malta. Now to talk about the competition itself. Strategy vs Luck and some other [...]

The Road to the Catan World Champs in Malta 2022! [Part I]

By |November 28th, 2022|Categories: activities, adventures, Creative Vibes, fun, games & Stuff, me vibes, South Africa|Tags: , , , , |

The Catan World Championships: Stuff of dreams. And yet, in 2022, somehow the sheep and brick aligned to let this one bucket list dream come true for one very lucky "Fish". My History of [...]

Mwari Pizza House: Meet Tshepi the Pizza Maker

By |September 13th, 2022|Categories: Food and foodlike things, inspire-ations, Justice, local news, positive ideas for change, South Africa, stories|Tags: , , , , |

i am SUPER EXCITED to introduce you all to Tshepiso Sibisi, whose pizza making business caught my eye earlier this year. Due to the super busyness of my work and life vibes, i have [...]

Meet Zaan Cilliers and the tiny school with a lot of heart

By |August 22nd, 2022|Categories: heroes or heroic moments, Justice, people, South Africa, stories|Tags: , , , |

i would love to take this opportunity to give you a brief introduction to Zaan Cilliers and the Pikkewyntjies Pre-Primary school located in Mooi Uitsig, Betty's Bay.  Last week i had the privilege of [...]

Poem: We build a country

By |May 23rd, 2022|Categories: Justice, poems and other creativity, positive ideas for change, South Africa|Tags: , , , , , |

This morning i got a little inspired and wrote a poem on the Twitterer that goes a little something like this: WE BUILD A COUNTRY we build a country not by voting or protesting [...]

Leading Women of Africa: Meet Eve Thompson

By |March 3rd, 2022|Categories: book vibes, Justice, positive ideas for change, South Africa, thorts of other people|Tags: , , , , |

A friend of mine connected me to Eve Thompson, who, among other things, is the author of the book 'Leading Women of Africa'. When i heard how the book had come about, due to [...]

Get involved in the #LunchBoxChallenge

By |February 4th, 2022|Categories: inspire-ations, Justice, positive ideas for change, South Africa|Tags: , , , , |

Have you heard about the #LunchboxChallenge?  i kept seeing it on the Twitterer and eventually reached out to Veronique to ask her if she would be interested in sharing some of her story for [...]

This good ever came out of Lavender Hill…

By |October 22nd, 2021|Categories: inspire-ations, Justice, South Africa|Tags: , , , |

i have written before about my journey with Lavender Hill High School via the Partners for Possibility programme. Well, yesterday i was given the huge honour and responsibility of being the guest speaker at the [...]

How to discover a diverse group of friends: a Twitterer thread!

By |September 13th, 2021|Categories: friends and enemas, Justice, positive ideas for change, race vibes, South Africa|Tags: , , , |

Would you say you have a group of diverse friends?  Two days ago, i shared a thread on the Twitterer that kinda exploded a little bit [in a good way!] With over 400 retweets and [...]

Teaching during a pandemic: An Open Letter to Cyril Ramaphosa

By |June 22nd, 2021|Categories: Justice issues, South Africa, stories, thorts of other people|Tags: , , , , |

What is it like to be teaching during a pandemic? As we close in on a year-and-a-half of what has been a world-shaking pandemic, everyone has paid a cost. Whether it has been personal [...]

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