You are like a well-thought-out plan. Every part of you is meticulous, Positioned for being, Adorned with love. You are like a body of art, Crafted in flawless ways, Sculpted with precision, Scripted to perfection. You are like a kind word that heals the heart, Your existence unfolds like a beautiful story. Through […]Read more "The value of you"
In 1953, the apartheid government introduced the bantu education system for all Black South Africans, formalising years of segregated education in the country. Then Minister of Native Affairs, Hendrik Verwoerd, spoke of the objective of Bantu Education when he said “there is no place for the Bantu in the European community above the level of […]Read more "The Hector Pieterson Museum tells the story of the 1976 Soweto youth uprising"
Tears well up in my eyes, And cascade down my face, Every time I realise how much you love me. *cover image from Pexels.Read more "You love me"
She didn’t realise she was driving at full speed, her head spinning from intoxication until a loud bang swung her car on the road. The screech almost burst her eardrums. Glass rained on her. She screamed until everything went black. When she woke up, she saw dozens of flashing red and blue lights with people […]Read more "Waking up intoxicated"
Her bedroom felt like an interrogation cell. A candle on her study table flickered, offering dim light. She felt as though the beige-coloured walls were caving in, The thump of her heart blasted through her ears. She tried to calm down but she couldn’t, Rocking backwards and forward, rubbing her arms, breathing in and out. […]Read more "Falling into place"
As I enter the upside-down house and see the couch hanging on the roof (technically the upside-down floor), my body feels confused by the tilted nature of the space. I’m standing upright, “normal” but I want to do a handstand against the wall so that my surrounding doesn’t feel upside down anymore. A touch […]Read more "A visit to the Upside Down House in South Africa"
Gold, cattle and ivory played a significant role in the Southern African kingdoms of Mapungubwe, Thulamela and Great Zimbabwe. These kingdoms were not only established centres of agriculture, but also essential gold and ivory trade partners with the Arabs and Portuguese. According to historians, Mapungubwe, located on the borders of Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa, […]Read more "Some insight into ancient Southern Africa gold mining"