Author: Aphelele

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I wasn’t aware of how clueless I was about South Africa’s liberation struggle, and exactly what the Umkhonto Wesizwe actually is/was… Reading this book has proved to be such an eye-opening experience, it has made me aware and sensitive to the sacrifice that was made by many anti-apartheid South Africans, right until our liberation in…

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This is such a sad truth, one that has taken me longer than I’d wish for to believe… In my head: everyone around me loves and supports me just as much as my parents do. The amount of love and support I grew up receiving from both my parents made me so sure that once…

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Dare to have enough courage to boldly proclaim your beliefs and remain unshaken. Be immovable. Know what feeds your fire… Imagine the state an unrooted plant would be in if the environment it’s found in is synonymous for strong winds. It wouldn’t be able to stand strong. It would have no ‘back-bone’ (so to say)….

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How many times have you ever been told this: “You can’t do (insert action), because the Bible says so?” Well, I have heard this (or something similar to it) too many times before 😣 Being the recipient of these words of conviction often gave me constant and overwhelming feelings of condemnation and would leave me…

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This is one question I don’t believe I ask myself too much of. I give, give and give some more – right until I myself am running on zero 🤦🏾‍♀️… The funny thing about ‘running on zero’ is that, often times, it is difficult to really tell if you’re headed to zero before you actually…

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I have recently attended the unexpected funeral of a relative’s loved one and that’s when this truth dawned on me. This moment alone taught me so many little lessons that I guess are best taught/learned through life experiences. Simply put: 1) Love Wholeheartedly  The basic reason for this (and all the other points) is that…

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What you say and do to the next person, whether the behaviour is justified or not, says a mouthful about you as a person. Respect doesn’t necessarily have to be earned. I’d like to draw your attention to a rather important aspect of our human existence right across the spectrum. It seems as though the…

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South Africans recently celebrated our very own Human Rights Day 🎉 This day was set to commemorate the Sharpvile Massacre and to celebrate our heroes who fearlessly fought for the rights we ever so badly brag about now 🇿🇦 Having said that, my question to you is a very simple one… Okay, it’s not that…

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Here’s the thing, I don’t believe in “karma” per say but I do believe in the concept of you “you get what you give”. Correct me if I’m wrong, but karma has more to do with what you do to others coming back to you, right? I believe it goes beyond that. To me, it’s…

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After heartbreak, or after a loss – my goodness even after experiencing some sort of defeat or failure, things just aren’t ever the same again, are they?.. I would like to believe that I am a faithful bearer of hope, and that I do my best to always have a positive attitude and I find…