What are you using your voice for?

South Africa, when compared to other countries around the world, although still faces many challenges that arise from having a young democracy, has and upholds a constitution that is admired and respected across the entire universe. Our constitution managed to turn a country that was once annihilated by colonisation and then apartheid, into a country…

South Africa: My encounter with crime

On Wednesday the 13th of April 2016, I was involved in an attempted armed robbery on my way back from work. I know its crazy to think that crime can lead to epiphanies but I experienced some. Here are the 7 things that my experience this week taught me: God is real…. So before I even…

An open letter for anyone trying to understand millennials

When I say we, I speak for the many individuals who are between the ages of 13- 30 at this moment. I know that many can relate when I say we are the most misunderstood generation of all time (and yes you will say, “That’s how we felt when we were your age”) but then,…

South Africa: Live beyond your qualifications

“There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do” -Freya Stark   Imagine yourself, fresh out of university in South Africa. Bright- eyed, bushy tailed. You’ve graduated with an Accounting degree and well on your way to becoming a member of the prestigious South African Institute…

Lessons from women in Africa and America

“There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it, for if I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard.” – Madam C.J. Walker  The continent of Africa is one which is riddled with patriarchy and grave inequality. Unlike other continents, ours…