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Fumbatha May

Fumbatha May

Fumbatha May is a data scientist and socioeconomic development consultant working in the renewable energy sector.
    Want to heal society? Look within yourself first
    Want to heal society? Look within yourself first
    One late summer day, some years ago, a friend of mine invited me to gong meditation — a form of kundalini yoga. Well, he actually invited me...
    Will my class reunion be a jol or will I still be a black, queer kid to the bullies?
    Will my class reunion be a jol or will I still be a black, queer kid to the bullies?
    My 20-year high school reunion is coming up in October. School tradition dictates that the first reunion is after 15 years. So when that mark passed...
    A timely yet unheard parable: The tale of The Woman, The Children and The Beasts
    A timely yet unheard parable: The tale of The Woman, The Children and The Beasts
    “They’re here!” she leaped from her bed, awoken by the crying of The Children.
    In the age of 'dragging' and 'doxxing' must we always fight? What if we are wrong?
    In the age of 'dragging' and 'doxxing' must we always fight? What if we are wrong?
    We are a people at war with each other. Every day a new racist, misogynist, what have you, is unmasked. We gasp collectively before unleashing a...
    A love letter to the black man
    A love letter to the black man
    Dear Black Man
    Axing Days of Our Lives may not decolonise our TVs
    Axing Days of Our Lives may not decolonise our TVs
    No one really knows when it started (OK, not no one – someone does; they just haven’t bothered to update the Wiki page), but on July 20 2016...
    How we remember and respect our inner child
    How we remember and respect our inner child
    When I was a child, my grandmother would take me to the neighbourhood supermarket, known to everyone as Kwa-George (pronounced kwaJohji), that...
    Mining is in decline and SA must find renewable options
    Mining is in decline and SA must find renewable options
    MINING For many years now, even during the economic “boom” years of the Mbeki administration with its promises of trickle-down...
    The universal difficulty of getting chose
    The universal difficulty of getting chose
    I don’t know when love became so elusive/ all I know is no one I know has it, Beyoncé says as I contemplate...
    Queer how much things have changed
    Queer how much things have changed
    Twenty years ago, I knew of only one gay person. Apart, of course, from rare characters on TV who caused me great unease and consternation whenever...