Slice of Life

 
Slice of life: ‘Cannabis calm saved me’
Slice of life: ‘Cannabis calm saved me’
I was an ex-drug addict who used to battle with heroin and meth. But I started the Anti-Drug Alliance of South Africa about 12 years ago and then...
Slice of Life: ‘I’m not a writer. I’m a barber’
Slice of Life: ‘I’m not a writer. I’m a barber’
I’ve been cutting hair at Scala for 50 years now, and I’ve learned something new about life from every customer that sits in my chair. They...
Slice of life: Faithful hearts vibrating
Slice of life: Faithful hearts vibrating
Basically, you have an organ recital at the beginning and at the end of the mass, so that’s what I do. That’s the bit that I enjoy and that I...
Slice of life: A push towards my ambition
Slice of life: A push towards my ambition
I’ve wanted to be known as the best publicist of all time for at least the last seven years — going back to when I was 19. I enjoy getting...
Slice of life: These women still shape me
Slice of life: These women still shape me
It was only when an older woman got into the taxi that the other women seemed to come alive. Her gravelly-voiced “san’bonani” was followed by...
Slice of life: The day I met my first friend
Slice of life: The day I met my first friend
It was a normal day for me, sometime in the 1960s. I left my flat in Hillbrow and headed for the park, pushing the pram with my son as I...
Slice of life: ‘Now I create for myself’
Slice of life: ‘Now I create for myself’
I studied photography at the Market Photo Workshop in 2010, after seeing Musa Nxumalo’s Alternative Kidz exhibition sometime in...
Slice of life: ‘Bonsai gives you that real zen’
Slice of life: ‘Bonsai gives you that real zen’
If you look at young trees, they are very symmetrical and healthy-looking. But as they get exposed to the elements and get older, you always...
Slice of life: A better life, module by module
Slice of life: A better life, module by module
One of the big bosses at work came through reception on his way out at the end of the day, and saw me reading a textbook and making notes. He was...
Slice of life: Learning about music and life
Slice of life: Learning about music and life
I was 16 and living on my own in Johannesburg, attending high school at the National School of the Arts. I was practising myself to a standstill,...
Slice of life: Skin shapes the way I am
Slice of life: Skin shapes the way I am
Why do I write? Being born as the light-skinned girl in a dark-skinned neighbourhood gives you an interesting perspective. You start to see...
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