Worldview: The township and taverns

I am sitting in the veranda, stars glistening ever so beautifully, crickets in various spots shouting in unison, it's become an orchestra, quite frankly. All the while, from afar, I hear music blaring violently. It's a Sunday. The streets are dead quiet! But, I can mental-picture clusters of people, smothered, crushed together and sweating up …

Entrepreneurship on the rail tracks

Imagine, for a moment, that your office is built into a train. As such, it will often be unbearably hot, noisy and full of people walking in and out. Would you get anything done? Or survive the first two weeks of it all? Perhaps. The whole point is to illuminate you on this: life and …

The Impressionists: advance without care of opinion

Some time in nineteenth-century France, it is nothing short of brilliant how a bunch of talented painters changed the entire exhibition and art space! In those times, there was a big art fair, a grand institution really, and it was called the Salon. Well, you can liken it to Harvard University with its strict criteria …

What a kitchen sink my father made taught me about being mindful of the things we build

Vusi Thembekwayo's father was an avid reader, he also wrote a lot and when Vusi asked him why he wrote so much, he said to him: "A man leaves only two things behind him. One, is what he writes and the other, is what he builds." Known as The Rockstar of Public Speaking, he was chatting with …

Marketing isn’t lying!

Selling, at least I think, needn't be about you convincing other people about things that aren't true in order to make a sale! It ought not to be about faking it until you make it, either. It should not consist of you barraging people with sales talk all the time because you gotta make the …

Mental strength during transitions and hardship

How big is the gap between where you currently are and where you envision to go? Often, that is the cause of distress for many people. Certainly, it has been the case for me a few times. Consider how former professional boxer, Mike Tyson, emerged from a dilapidated background and went on to be a …

Black Lives Have Always Mattered!

How I feel about the sudden outcry after the deaths of Mr. Alton Sterling, who was shot during an incident in Baton Rouge, LA. And Mr. Philando Castile, murdered in the state of Minnesota. Both at the hands of police. Please imagine for a moment. You are standing in a queue at a bank; there are in total seven …

What we spoke about when she turned 31

  I have an incredible friend who, through our conversations and learning from each other, I've come to hold dear. She lives between two countries. She is studying pharmaceutical sciences in France and biology in Belgium, and comes back home during lengthy holidays. For an inquisitive person like myself, she's amazing for the perspective she lends me due …

I don’t want regret at age 70!

"So interesting for you to talk about that! My biggest thing is that I don't want regret! A lot of 80 year olds often start their sentences with, I Wish".  This is how a conversation, between a friend and myself at 1:30AM in the morning, went over WhatsApp. She shared a blank image overlaid with …

Why I never wear matching socks

In honour and with love for my late father, I never wear matching socks. Every single day. This all started in December 2015—while getting ready for my father's funeral—at which point I said to myself: My father was not the sort of person who blindly followed authority, so, let me put on different socks to attend …