‘Muuuuuummy! I can’t do my homewoooork!” chimed my daughter Saffiyya (9) as I opened the front door at around 6.30pm last Friday evening. Eskom had cut off power to my neighbourhood about 30 minutes earlier.
While a man was shot dead and another wounded in an apparent road rage attack in Joburg this morning, across town a prominent city gynaecologist was involved in an altercation with a taxi driver.
I haven’t watched TV in what seems like an age. Mainly because my children beg me to lie down with them in their beds before they fall asleep.
What do you do when you have a horizontal husband, two small children and a demanding job?
To be honest, I have no idea how to start this blog. I’m Nicki, by the way, the features editor at City Press and in this department, mercifully, I know what I’m doing. About motherhood? Not so much.
It may not have been the most auspicious week for Joburg Mayor Parks Tau to deliver his state of the city address.
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Wednesday. The Croc (photographer Khaya Ngwenya) andI are hanging out with Riyana Bujram. Riyana’s this fearless, in charge-of-the world three-year-old.
The debate on the role of intellectuals in post-apartheid South Africa is uninspiring and boring.
The debate in Parliament this week revealed a remarkable generational and political shift in South Africa. Two young political leaders, Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), and the leader of the opposition DA in Parliament, Mmusi Maimane, extracted an unprecedented level of accountability from President Jacob Zuma.