South Africa’s long walk to freedom began as soon as colonialism descended on the country’s shores. The Khoi and San tribes that lived in Southern Africa played their part in defending their communities against the injustices of colonialism. Here’s a brief history of some of the prominent Khoi and other leaders who fought against oppressive […]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. Super-heated gases could escape into space at first. However, as the planet cooled, gravity held the gases together to form the early atmosphere. It took millions of years for the first masses of land to appear after […]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"
The formation of a political system and the structuring of society on the foundation of racial segregation started long before the formal introduction of apartheid in South Africa. The ideology of having a separate society was introduced in 1910 with the Union of South Africa by Barry Hertzog, who was a Boer general during the […]Read more "A visit to the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg"
Being close to you, Feeling your cheek against mine, Feeling the rhythm of your heartbeat against my chest, Snuggling in your embrace, As we dance to the sounds of love, Under sparkles created by Christmas lights, I am full to the brim, I am satisfied ❤️ * image from Pexels.Read more "Being close to you"
The Women’s Jail at Old Fort Prison in Johannesburg was as violent and degrading on human dignity as the male prison. Officials at Old Fort denied Black, Indian, and Coloured prisoners adequate sanitary pads, and rationed food according to race. They also enforced harsh labour and punishment for dissent on these groups of prisoners. Apartheid […]Read more "Take a Walk Through Constitution Hill in Johannesburg (Part 2)"