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.
Yesterday I visited my grandmother’s family home in the Eastern Cape.
I have never been to a birthday party of a 60-something-year- old and seen so many young faces in attendance.
This week, with just a month to go until exams, the six-week workers’ strike at Walter Sisulu University took a turn for the worse.
Once, as a young boy, I was out playing with my friends in the thick shrubbery outside my granny’s home when I became the subject of an intervention.
I was on Twitter, and seeing murmurs about #Vavi, I remembered his recent admission that he had contemplated leaving his position.
When I first started to write this piece, it was to throw my trusty pen’s weight behind o’Mandela and their cry for privacy.
Wow, how crappy has the past fortnight been for the ANC Youth League?
About a week ago, smack dab in the middle of Africa Day, I saw a tweet by a mum sharing how her little girl made an Emperor-has-no-clothes observation: “Why is today Africa Day when every day in Africa is that?”
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