Latest articles on Friendships

Madala and Mabi: It’s a thing that spans half a century

Madala Kunene and Mabi Thobejane have been making music and maintaining a friendship for over fifty years.

​Learning to trust curiosity over fear

"What a funny sight it would be to see power dynamics neutralised by something as ordinary as friendship".

What does blue-ticking mean for building trust?

How has our digital communication affected our relationship to the concept of seeing each other’s humanity?

Slice of Life: Brotherhood’s indelible bonds

'It wasn’t long before he had my name in ink as well'

By the grace of you

Two friends talk about depression — a subject often brushed off until things fall apart

Matric Rage

"We called it our Matric Rage, which I thought sounded accurate".

I just wanted to hear your voice

If we choose our friends, then family surely chooses us. Sometimes we're lucky enough to have friends in family

Age ain’t nothing but a possibility

Inter-generational friendships are filled with teachable moments for this self-styled aunty

The twin that was promised by the stars

"It was day one of our friendship, but I had already gone through so many of the friendship motions with this stranger".

The intimacies we often forget to politicise

"We had connected on another level, when I had not yet picked up the political lexicon that has ruined some of my other friendships".

This is the end

As true as the platitudes might be, good memories make letting go a long, painful process

When I cry, you cry. We cry together

Solidarity is built when the tears flow easily between friends and laughter follows – binding them in mutual vulnerability

Silence perpetuates the violence

Eusebius McKaiser questions how friendship protects abusers.

Slice Of Life: ​To give another a life

Valerie saved a life by bumping into an old friend.

Lord, help me love Cecilia

Nyokabi Baiya tries to love her neighbour, but it turns out she's the crazy person every African market is said to have.

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