Valencia Talane

Valencia Talane

    Strike a rock, don't objectify it

    A great aunt of mine used to say there are two kinds of women: those who do things because men like them done that way, and those who do things right.

    Decorum deferred

    A mugging, two emergency services personnel and a near-beating have had me unpacking the dos and don'ts of professionals in uniform.

    Blame it on the Mini?

    Could the Mini Cooper's reputation for being one of the most exciting cars in its class have contributed to the illegal Soweto drag race?

    Winnie 2.0

    Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is one of those people who knows an opportunity for publicity when she sees one.

    Waxing lyrical

    How would South Africans like it if there was a second Julius Malema, Caster Semenya and Winnie Mandela?

    The ties that bind us

    "Oh, I don't have a problem with them, as long as they stay out of my face," said a male friend of mine in reply to a discussion on same-sex marriage.