Milisuthando Bongela

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".

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.”

For Winnie

Milisuthando Bongela attempts to put into words who it was that has died

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."

If only we were taught that sex should be fun

How can we look at teaching boys and girls that sex is also a natural and delightful part of being a human being, asks Milisuthando Bongela.

When life gives you lemons, Beyoncé drops ‘Lemonade’

The singer’s 12-track album seems to have been informed by ‘Becky with good hair’ but judging from song titles she forgave her wandering Jay-Z.

Dining in Pollsmoor: The ethics of a prison restaurant

Pollsmoor prison restaurant serves the Cape Town public food. Milisuthando Bongela reflects on the ethics of running a prison restaurant.

This street style is ho-hum, not sharp-sharp

With his new book, photographer Ed Suter attempts to capture the essence of urban style, but it is a contrived package, writes Milisuthando Bongela.

Warm-hearted hospitality sets Ethiopia apart

Whether you are gawking at 800-year-old sunken churches or gyrating in hole-in-the-wall clubs, the country's main attraction is its beautiful people.

Controlling emotions is a fine heart

Having seen the beginning and the end of the love journey, the middle is an interesting but precarious place to be.

Latest

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it