Slice of Life

 
Slice of life: ‘If I can put a bit of colour’
Slice of life: ‘If I can put a bit of colour’
A spotted pink suitcase with a hairline crack makes its way by bus from Randburg to Beitbridge, and then through Zimbabwe to Mozambique. From...
Slice of Life: Transcending sorrow through music
Slice of Life: Transcending sorrow through music
My dad was poisoned when I was one years old. He was soldier in the underground — an uMkhonto we Sizwe soldier — and was basically...
Slice of Life: 'She made a joke out of my friend's death'
Slice of Life: 'She made a joke out of my friend's death'
"Are you sure this ou is dead? Maybe he's sleeping?", says a police woman as she kicks him like a dog. She made a joke out of my friend’s death....
Slice Of Life: Fighting violence with self-discovery
Slice Of Life: Fighting violence with self-discovery
It was a complete nightmare, except it was real. I was sleeping at my grandmother’s house and woke up with four guys standing over me.
Slice Of Life: ​A humble champion rises
Slice Of Life: ​A humble champion rises
The defending champ talked shit and taunted nonstop in the build-up to the title bout. That’s the last thing you want to do to my fighter!
Slice Of Life: A mother's search
Slice Of Life: A mother's search
It was during the end of school time in 2002. He was at his grandmother's house in Soweto, and my sister gave him money to pick up school...
​Slice of Life: Green is the new black
​Slice of Life: Green is the new black
As a 28-year-old green engineer, I stood up in front of hundreds of professionals at a conference and was asked to contextualise green-building...
Slice Of Life: To humanise the 'savage'
Slice Of Life: To humanise the 'savage'
My friend Teresa Firmino and I make up an arts collective, called Kutala Chopeto. Both our families come from a military community, called 32...
Slice Of Life: The good enough in-betweener
Slice Of Life: The good enough in-betweener
I recently restarted doing reiki. With reiki, it heals whatever in your life needs healing. And it seems as though this time around it’s about me...
Slice Of Life: Long walk to opportunity
Slice Of Life: Long walk to opportunity
I started a local football club, which we launched in Nyanga (Cape Town). On the morning of the launch, there was this one kid who played for a team...
Slice Of Life: ​In praise of 'losing'
Slice Of Life: ​In praise of 'losing'
I entered the reality TV show The Cut which aired on SABC 1 in 2005. You know, all the time I was participating in that competition, I...
Slice Of Life: ​We helped nature take its course
Slice Of Life: ​We helped nature take its course
I used to be tomato farmer before but the conventional farming model was just not working for me. I did some research and realised that I actually...

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