This article is a continuation of part 1, which looked at the history of seven of South Africa’s popular chiefs and kings that ruled various kingdoms before and at the start of colonialism in the Southern African region. Let’s take a look at the next seven kings and chiefs that fought for the kingdoms’ survival, […]Read more "The history of South Africa’s chiefs and kings (part 2)"
Africa is considered as the birthplace of civilization, and with reason since it was home to some of the world’s greatest kingdoms. These include ancient Egypt, the Axum empire which was located in modern day northern Ethiopia and Eritrea, and the Mali empire which was located in West Africa. These kingdoms left an indelible mark […]Read more "The history of South Africa’s chiefs and kings (part 1)"
South Africa’s long walk to freedom began as soon as colonialism descended on the country’s shores. The vast number of Khoi and San tribes that lived in the country and the broader Southern African region played their part in defending their communities, culture and livelihood against the injustices of colonialism. Here’s a brief history of […]Read more "History of leaders who fought against colonial injustices of the Khoi"
Over 4 billion years ago, scientists say the earth was a ball of burning gas spinning through space. At first, super-heated gases were able to escape into space, but as the earth cooled, they were held by gravity to form the early atmosphere. It took millions of years for the first land masses to appear […]Read more "A trip to the Cradle of Humankind in Johannesburg"
Am I loving you right? Am I taking care of your heart? Do you feel like I see you? Do you feel like I hear you? Do you feel like I’m walking this life with you? Do you feel like I’m present? I’m just checking in, Making sure that you’re okay. Sometimes I […]Read more "Questions for my love"
Sometimes I feel good, sometimes I don’t, Sometimes I look good, sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I feel strong, other times I don’t, Sometimes I know, sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I feel smart, sometimes I feel like an idiot, Sometimes I make wise decisions, sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I give myself a round of applause, sometimes […]Read more "The ebb and flow of feelings"
Poverty, I’ll never forget how you made me feel. You made me feel trapped, You made me feel limited, You made me feel cut off from the world, You made me feel desperate. You put me at the mercy of others, You made me feel disempowered. You made me feel ugly, You made me […]Read more "How poverty made me feel"