Author: Mpumz

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I have never been very interested in politics. However, the recent events in SA’s history have made it absolutely unavoidable even for the most ignorant to ponder about the path our country is on. South Africa has seen a lot of strife. And each generation has had its own distinct mark on that struggle. First…

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I sincerely hoped that my debut into the “blog-o-sphere” would be on a more lighthearted, upbeat, kick-ass note. But the weight of the last week has me wanting to reach out to someone who may understand the waves of grief and mourning that tackle you in the midst of navigating your way through life –…

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If you’ve ever wondered whether the rumours about white privilege in corporate South Africa are real. I suggest you pick up this book and formulate your opinion. As a black female professional working in the financial services sector, I’ve often wondered whether we build these theories up in our heads. This was until I discovered…

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If you’ve ever been curious about who Michelle Obama is – not in her capacity or her role as the first lady of the USA, or the wife of Barack  – I strongly recommend you pick up this book. The book is a candid and well-written story of her upbringing and childhood in the ghetto…

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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…