Slice of Life

 
Slice Of Life: ​The journey to opportunity
Slice Of Life: ​The journey to opportunity
I grew up in Katlehong and went to St Catherine’s Convent School in Germiston. Germiston is not a fancy area – it’s basically middle-class –...
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...
Slice Of Life: ​A killer among us
Slice Of Life: ​A killer among us
I was covering the rape and murder of three-year-old Courtney Pieters for the Daily Voice. When I went to meet the family, Mortimer, a...
Slice Of Life: ​A degree in dance
Slice Of Life: ​A degree in dance
My friends say I have a twerking disorder, because I twerk to everything – even gospel music. But, mostly, I twerk to hip-hop. My friends call...
Slice Of Life: A love that goes beyond class
Slice Of Life: A love that goes beyond class
My mom was a domestic worker for many, many moons. And for years she would speak fondly of this woman she used to work for: Rosamund Erwin. She would...