Many years ago, a young farmer and his new wife had to move house quite suddenly.
When I was six or seven years old, I saw the Freedom Charter on the walls of Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College in Tanzania. A kid slightly older than me read out each of its eight commandments, explaining what it meant.
It was exactly 102 years ago that my hero was born.
The past two weeks have been moving for me.
I steal minutes throughout the day to tend to my village in a rather addictive mobile phone game called Clash of Clans.
With former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon’s passing two weeks ago, I was struck by how different his obituaries were to those of our own recently deceased former head of state Nelson Mandela.
With the laying to rest of our beloved Madiba, the question of leadership has been on our minds.
I recently met a phenomenal young lady, Lerato Mahoyi, who espouses what I have come to believe the 16 Days of Activism campaign is about.
There are changes afoot. Whether I’m visiting the rural areas of my great-grandparents or driving along the streets that raised me, I can’t help but notice new schools, new shopping centres and new residential or office complexes.
I still remember the first time I received one of those legal notices threatening to take me to court for money I owed.
You know that feeling when someone you meet is unexpectedly bigger than you had imagined?
When I was in my early teens, I was bitten by the basketball bug like most of the urban youngsters I knew.
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Saturday. The Croc and I are up bright and early. Impolitely so, if you ask me, but we don’t have a choice. The Commander in Chief is in town so that’s that.
Honestly, do we really need the department of public works? Has it brought us anything but embarrassment and scandal?