Today and Forever..

I am absolutely living my best life! I love it. I remember texting a beloved friend last week telling him how I even embrace the bad days, I also look forward to them. They help me learn and grow. They are a part of me and who I am, too. The good days, the bad […]

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Senseless: Xenophobia in Durban

I rarely delve into serious, grave topics in general as I love giving off positive energy. However, a month ago in Durban, xenophobic attacks took to the Durban townships once again. History repeating itself. To correct myself, it should be Afrophobia or simply, hate crimes. It is not a phobia! I would say Afrophobia as […]

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Bonding Time with Mum..

This is a beautiful, precious moment. I mean, we used to live together so this was the norm. I have been living with my father for about a year and a half now. As you get older and have seen special people depart our Earth as we know it, these moments become treasured and priceless. […]

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Kumi visits Big Eye Branding

What an honour! I work for an outstanding company, Big Eye Branding. They think out of the box. Hmm, I don’t think they were ever packaged in that said box. The loonies that were kept out of the box. That’s what we love, right? We have introduced something called the Inspiration Station/Expression Seesions where we […]

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Drum Circle: Fire in the Park..

This is one of the best ways to spend a gorgeous evening. A little bit of drummin’ and strummin’, a little bit of fire and a bit more conversation. Let’s not forget the wine. The wine is rather important for such a glorious occasion. Every Wednesday at 19h30, there is a drum circle at the […]

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Umthatha Roadtrip with the Family..

One of my sisters is getting married at some point in her life. After the many traditional ceremonies. This is the third ceremony. In case you missed the boat, I am Zulu. My sister is set to wed a Xhosa man. Boy, they are not pleased! This is the third traditional affair because we have […]

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Christmas Confusion..

For you… I never really took the time to understand my feelings and get the jist of everything. It has been some months so I have been asking myself, “Why am I still curious?” and “Why does my heart sink to the floor?” Three months to be exact. It is awful on my part that […]

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Help Me Understand the White Psyche..

Help me understand the white psyche BY: Mlilo Mpondo What do slavery, colonialism, the Jim Crow laws and Apartheid (to mention but a few), tell us about white folk? They are a) afflicted and b) have serious control issues. Much attention is paid to black history; unfortunately our only marketable history begins in the early […]

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