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There is no shame in black hair

  When I heard that pupils at Pretoria Girls’ High School were being subjected to racism and told to suppress their ‘blackness’, I felt a sense of sadness and despair. The young students claimed African hairstyles such as afros, bantu knots, dreadlocks and braids were banned while chemically straighten hair was deemed as acceptable. How can … Continue reading

What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: A desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill”, Muhammad Ali The … Continue reading

What can we learn from the Women in the World Summit?

As a journalist I am constantly reminded of how lucky and blessed my life is, but at time it is very easy to lose perspective. The Women in the World two-day Summit, which took place at Cadogan Hall last Thursday and Friday, was an enlightening dose of reality. By the end I was emotionally drained, … Continue reading

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