Slice of Life

 
Slice of Life: Lux stood for 1994. That’s when it fell
Slice of Life: Lux stood for 1994. That’s when it fell
The show would always start at 8pm, but my mom used to collect the ticket money so we would get to the theatre earlier.
Slice of life: My father’s death had a purpose
Slice of life: My father’s death had a purpose
When my father died in January of 2012 it was hard and very frustrating because “life had to start then”.
Slice of life: You never know who is watching
Slice of life: You never know who is watching
For me to play for Banyana Banyana, I was spotted in December 2011 at the Discovery Tournament in Soweto.
Slice of life: Yin and yang of life and death
Slice of life: Yin and yang of life and death
My daughter Yin and I were on our way to the recording studio recently, where she is doing backing vocals for one of my tracks. We pulled up...
Slice of life: Hidden truth of South Africa
Slice of life: Hidden truth of South Africa
I was only a teenager when I first travelled to Australia in the 1960s to take part in the Fed Cup, the largest team competition in women’s...
Slice of life: Joy comes in the morning
Slice of life: Joy comes in the morning
I arrived in Grahamstown for the National Arts Festival to a tiny bachelor pad fitted with a kitchenette, fridge and one bed that I would be...
Slice of Life: Running started with a block
Slice of Life: Running started with a block
I never thought I would be a runner but, in October, I will have been running for three years. In three weeks time, I will be running one of my...
Slice of Life: The gift that keeps on giving
Slice of Life: The gift that keeps on giving
My siblings ran back into the house after school and told me that two of my students from Emfundisweni Primary School got full high school...
Slice of Life: 'We’re told to be cold'
Slice of Life: 'We’re told to be cold'
I was working on a story on male corrective rape and, during that time, I had this recurring dream. In the dream I was in a taxi by myself. I’d...
Slice of Life: ‘I have to talk to Mama’
Slice of Life: ‘I have to talk to Mama’
I saw Uncle Joseph had them. Then Mama. Then Anesu. I also wanted the shoes because they are white with blue and red. They are so nice. So I asked...
Slice of Life: ‘I felt that I had done my job’
Slice of Life: ‘I felt that I had done my job’
I have always been interested in economic development and wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. But to develop the economy, one needs to...
Slice of life: Writing is painful but it heals
Slice of life: Writing is painful but it heals
At the launch of red cotton and feeling and ugly by Impepho Press, I realised how comforting it is to push your traumas away and...

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