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Travelling in a time of a weak rand

The South African economy has definitely seen better days and this has had a direct consequence on the working class’ ability to explore the world and travel on holiday. By the working class I mean people who work hard to get by and save every extra dime for any added luxury. For those of you that are swimming in a…

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Opinion: journalism and the boys club

  Throughout your journalistic career, did you ever feel like you had to minimize your feminine identity and act like “one of the boys” for the sake of your career? This was a question posed to me by a Masters student from UCT as part of her Masters Thesis. My initial response was “no, I still like makeup and stuff”.…

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Elections: All about coalitions

The 2016 local government elections was the first local government election I covered as a journalist and it was exhilarating no less. The campaign started as early as January when the ANC held its January 8 rally. Since then it has been many up hills and down hills. I traveled to Rustenburg, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Durban (to name…

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Seychelles: When I went to Paradise

Seychelles. It was definitely not on my bucket list. Have you ever ruled something out even before you are exposed to it? That was me with island holidays. I always said it was not my thing and that I need adventure and adrenaline or charm and history in my travels. But when it comes to travelling, I learnt, don’t rule out experiences…

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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 array of reasons- some it…

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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 background to this story. You…

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