Author: Mpumz

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Let it be expressly known that this piece is my (very strong) personal opinion on the ongoing case between the IAAF vs Caster Semenya in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). And that opinion is that this case is discriminatory. For those who are unfamiliar with the story, here’s the gist of it. During…

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First things first, I think it’s important to note the meaning of feminism. Feminism is about creating a society where there is equality for men and women regarding opportunities, rights and responsibilities in all spheres of life. A lot of people still mistake feminism as hating men or believing women are the superior gender.  Not…

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[spacer height=”20px”] I think Whitney Houston was really onto something when she wrote this song. The greatest love you’ll ever know is within oneself. Religion and various societal norms praise individuals that put their needs after those of others. The sacrificial love of God giving His only Son for the forgiveness of humanity’s sins, parents…

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[spacer height=”20px”] Limited leave days, fully booked holiday destinations, and just wanting some quiet time? How about a stay-cation? So, the past holiday season was a different one for me. For a lot of various reasons, leaving Joziwood to join friends and family for the “all-you-can eat Christmas lunch” and overcrowded beach days was just…

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[spacer height=”20px”] It’s that time of the year – the countdown to Christmas, wedding season in full swing & our social calendars are more lit than ever. Somehow every year, the one or two week year end break feels more exhausting than just getting up and going to work. This year (or should I say…

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[spacer height=”20px”] Stupidity is doing the same thing over & over whilst expecting different results – Albert Einstein So why do we default to adding more of the same effort when our desired goal seems to keep moving further out of reach? Maybe all you need is a fresh approach. Today I want to challenge you…

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[spacer height=”20px”] As a society of the young, hip & woke – how many times have you had discussions about gender equality and women empowerment? Probably more than you can remember. Now, how many of these discussions have you had with the opposite sex? Now that shrinks the number quite significantly, doesn’t it? We fight…

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[spacer height=”20px”] The past year of my professional career has involved an extensive amount of soul searching. I have purposefully sought to understand better what meaningful work really means for me and what I want out of my work life. After spending almost seven years in the corporate jungle, I found it important to decipher…

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[spacer height=”20px”] Last week, I sat across the desk from my manager for my mid-year performance review. As we rambled through the list of things I had committed to deliver, my growth and development prospects, what’s next for the balance of the year, I got to thinking…what about my personal goals? Where am I as…