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All the knowledge we do not know yet

"Recovering ancient hidden knowledges, as long as we are responsible with them, is important considering how many ills there are in our society."

​Learning to trust curiosity over fear

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

Punishing rapists isn’t good enough

Is the articulation of anger helping to create more value around women’s safety, our lives and our needs in relation to the men in our society?

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?

The bitter pill of being just to a meanie

After an encounter on the plane Milisuthando Bongela concludes that: “When given the choice to be right or to be kind, always choose to be kind.”

Some histories to keep our interracial friendship honest

"It’s not that I wanted to be white. But I wanted them to accept and like me and I was all too happy to jump through the hoops."

Recalibrating our responses

"In South Africa, fighting occupies the space between everything".

In search of real connections amid all the noise

"In the absence of living on a piece of land with my extended family... I yearn for this kind of connection in my modern life".

Building bridges over taken land

"Do I go Winnie or Mandela on him? Urrrggghhhh, I’m just trying to get fit, I don’t want to think about racism right now bletty shet".

The strange places we misplace power

"The power we attribute to the people in whose name apartheid was made is perhaps too generous at times and too limited to the power to have things".

Feelings don’t get the respect they deserve

"Feelings are at the core of everything we do and yet we do not give them the intellectual, personal and public attention they deserve".

How do we live hopefully in a difficult world?

"Being human is not an event. It is a process of traversing a timeline where suffering is as much of a fact as laughter."

The politics of iintw’ezimnandi

"The fridge nje wasn’t an area you could casually visit as and when you pleased."

Uyadelela if you think you know South Africa

"I freeze. A few but many seconds pass and I tell Sam that I’m not comfortable searching her."

Bread, chicken and the vulnerability of tough little children

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