Cape Town mourns…

As we mourn the loss of one of UCT’s greatest assets, Professor Bongani Mayosi, my heart aches for our society. When did we stop caring about what we do and say to one another? Have we lost our filters somewhere along the way? And when someone is hurt, do we

Hamba Kahle cuz

On most days, I relish the fact that we live in a global village. I have family and friends all over the world and we keep in contact through emails, skype, social media… and it works extremely well. But when someone you love dies and you live on the other

Killing Karoline

It has been weeks since I finished reading Sara-Jayne King’s memoir, but it is still swimming around in my brain. The longer it stays there, the more my tears turn from ones of sadness to those of anger. I am quite simply enraged by what happened and the only thing

Reading leads to writing!

May is the month of book events, book festivals and a reach out to school children. It is an exciting and important time for readers and writers, new and old. This year, I’ll play a small role in the Franschoek youth week for the first time ever and I couldn’t

The Power of Love

Love has been on my mind lately. There are a number of reasons for that. Firstly, my Godson Patrick and his lovely fiancee, Lara, are soon to be married, in Bartolomeo which is very near Verona.  Romeo and Juliet spring to mind immediately and a visit to Juliet’s balcony will

Dream Catcher…

Sometimes I wake, after a long peaceful sleep and I don’t remember any of my dreams. But on other mornings I do and if I write them down immediately I give myself the luxury of pondering over possible meanings. This morning I awoke, to a vague memory of a beautiful

Being shy is not a disability :)

Heads up all you shy people out there! I have news for you. Being shy is not a disability. I see you shaking your heads at me. “Easy for you to say,” you’re mumbling. Here’s the thing. I was the shyest kid on the block, at primary school, high school

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