Slice of Life

 
Slice Of Life: This is what a feminist looks like
Slice Of Life: This is what a feminist looks like
It was a Friday afternoon at school and the learners were doing their weekly cleaning of the classroom. As usual, the boys were trying to get out of...
Slice of Life: The silence between spaces
Slice of Life: The silence between spaces
The world is small from up here, this expanse of Jozi that falls and rises and rises beyond the ninth-floor window. The drapes and bedsheets from...
Slice Of Life: No country for good men
Slice Of Life: No country for good men
My colleagues are from all over Africa: Ghana, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Congo, like me. One day, we were just having a conversation at work, when one...
Slice Of Life: ​Of scars, survival and feeling sexy
Slice Of Life: ​Of scars, survival and feeling sexy
I was in a car accident a few years ago in which my shoulder was very badly injured. After the operation, in which a metal pin was inserted, I was...
Slice Of Life: ​The food of life
Slice Of Life: ​The food of life
When I first came to Jo'burg from Venda in the 1970s, I worked as a domestic worker. I cooked and did the gardening. When the people who owned that...
Slice Of Life: ​To give another a life
Slice Of Life: ​To give another a life
I was drinking one night at my regular spot in Melville, but I was getting so bored, I decided to go to another spot across the street. When I got...
Slice Of Life: Halo of Dreams
Slice Of Life: Halo of Dreams
I’ve always been a singer but one of my best gigs was singing on Miller Rock the Boat – the cruise ship from Durban to Mozambique. The ship is...
Slice Of Life: ​The long walk to acceptance
Slice Of Life: ​The long walk to acceptance
We entered into a civil union at the Department of Home Affairs in August 2015, because, like a lot of people, we didn’t really have the money for...
Slice Of Life: With everything you do, you must just have patience
Slice Of Life: With everything you do, you must just have patience
I’ve been cooking for 60 years now. I started with my mother. We used to walk from Bo-Kaap all the way to the harbour to sell cookies and cakes she...
Slice of Life: Building on a mother's wisdom
Slice of Life: Building on a mother's wisdom
My wife doesn’t like me telling people this, but I’m going to tell you: I love women. I love them because my mother was a woman. And it is...
Slice of Life: Idol an omen, Kani just luck
Slice of Life: Idol an omen, Kani just luck
I’d just started shooting Keeping Score for SABC2. Before that I had always been a huge theatre head and there was this one actor I was...
Slice Of Life: 73 and in the neighbourhood watch - 'Somebody's got to do it'
Slice Of Life: 73 and in the neighbourhood watch - 'Somebody's got to do it'
We were forced to leave District Six in 1970. I was 27 at the time. It was a very close-knit community. What I really liked was the acceptance people...