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Musings on entrepreneurship

  We are taught that the best way to make a living is to go to university, get a degree, get a job and move on. I have found, during interactions with people my age, that few have ambitions to become entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship is not part of the broader pop/street culture in South Africa due to an…

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Interview PowerFM: Zuma exit plan

On Sunday my story about a plan by ANC leaders to get rid of President Jacob Zuma was on the front page of the Sunday Times along with a story about the ANC manifesto launch towards the local government elections.  TT from Power FM interviewed me about the story that was pretty controversial and the…

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Awethu Art- better blogging: My presentation

Naeema from Awethu Art contacted me to do a presentation on how to monetize a blog based on my experiences with Diary of a Guji Girl. Awethu Art is a cool arty/writers collective started by Aslam Bulbulia and this was the second blogging event held at Industry Bakery in Greenside. The event brought a number…

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Interview: Al Jazeera Listening Post

The producers of Al Jazeera’s magazine media show Listening Post got in touch with me to talk about President Jacob Zuma’s relationship with the media and the South African media landscape in general. The weekly show aired around the glob focus on media issues in light of current affairs. The very topical issue of the…

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Work: ST front pages

  Over the last few weeks at the Sunday Times, I managed to be part of some of the big stories that have taken the country by storm. At the heart of it is the ructions at Treasury and state capture by the Gupta family. The attempts to capture government deprtments by the Gupta family…

Interview: VoCFM on the ConCourt hearing on Nkandla

On Tuesday, the Constitutional Court heard a very important case between the EFF and DA against President Jacob Zuma regarding the Public Protector’s report on Zuma’s homestead in Nkandla. For years, the President and members of parliament have undermined the Public Protector but Tuesday was their moment of reckoning. Zuma made a complete u-turn in…

The year of saving

In 2015 I achieved a lot financially. But I also confirmed the age old saying that the more you earn the more you spend. I traveled to four countries, traveled across the country extensively for work, promoting my book and leisure.I ticked many things off my bucket list like free falling, hot air ballooning, yachting among…

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Finding Me interview on iTV

  In November 2015, iTV host Quraysha Ismail Sooliman invited me for an interview on her show Finding Me. It was a relaxed interview where I chatted about my role as a political reporter, my debut novel Diary of a Guji Girl and my thoughts on current affairs at the time. We spent some time…