(Repost)These women are each other’s keepers, succinctly put in the proverb “cross the river in a crowd and the crocodile won’t eat you.” Continue reading Indomitable Spirit
In South Africa the poverty was in the shadows- almost like embarrassing uncle photo shopped out of the Christmas photo.
(Repost, first posted in December 2016) Continue reading Tinted Reality
“Make no mistake, illiteracy and deprivation of schooling in children is the breeding ground for child labour, the very evidence of which we wear on our very backs from our favourite high street stores.” Continue reading Unacknowledged Privilege
It became all too apparent that the women standing on the street corners were for sale. Comoditised by their individual harsh realities they stood waiting to be picked by the highest bidders. Continue reading The women with the $$ signs
Today I overheard a conversation at work that left me completely astounded. After the initial wave of anger had passed, I realised that the lesson to take away from it was to utilise my head phones more often so as to ensure that I am not privy to people’s angering and uninformed opinions. I jest; what is not a laughing matter on the other hand … Continue reading The tragedy of Ignorance
As I sat at work during my lunch break it dawned on me that it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for most of the Christmas celebrating world. There is no mistaking the glimmering lights radiating from people’s homes nor the unmistakable festive spirit that seems to have overcome a lot of people. Workers have a spring in their step, children are giddy with … Continue reading A lot like Christmas