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Foodie: R Caffe- Quirky plus good food

I frequent coffee shops a lot. Like unhealthily often. But, in my defence, I use coffee shops to study and write. Also the free wifi sometimes is a heavenly gift! In Joburg, my “spots” are Vevo Telo in Parkhurst, Motherland in Rosebank, Velo in Braamfontein and Vidae on Glenhove. I also frequent the odd coffee shop in Melville and Parkview.…

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Review: SA Politics Unspun

If Stephen Grootes attends a press conference, you KNOW it is an important one. Grootes is by far one of this country’s top political journalist and his views are considered by many. So when his book: SA Politics Unspun was released, I looked forward to reading it. Suffice to say, while I don’t always agree with him, he makes a…

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Review: Owning the future

Some columns ought to be extended into books while some books should never exceed a 1000 word count. With that in mind, Owning the future: Lindiwe Mazibuko and the changing face of the DA, I felt, was prematurely written. Senior journalist Donwald Pressly wrote what he termed “an unauthorized biography” of Lindiwe Mazibuko which frankly was an extension of her…

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Interview with Irtiqa magazine

MEETING QAANITAH HUNTER: Writer and Blogger By Sumaya Seedat   When meeting Qaanitah Hunter for the first time, I was impressed. Dressed simply and elegantly in an abaya, I was reminded that this young lady is an avid blogger and a political journalist. Blogging seems to be the latest craze and with so many different ones out there, one in…

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A kiss, a wedding and a bad, bad break up

  I am so tired of telling people how busy I am. It is actually lame now. It is like my busy is busy. But after seeing that sign I promised myself to live a fulfilled life. I was going to work less and live more. Then a kissed happened that messed all that up. A political marraige was announced.…

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Review: Kgalema Motlanthe- a political biography

Kgalema Motlanthe is arguably one of the most intriguing political figures of this day. This is mainly due to his somewhat coy stance in the public sphere back from the days when he served as ANC secretary general. In 2012, Motlanthe was the hottest political topic of the day. Would he contest President Jacob Zuma in the ANC elective conference…

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The world of blogging

  If there is one word that best describes last year for me it would be busy. It started with a huge adjustment of changing jobs from Islamic media to mainstream print journalism. Also, second year was nothing like first year. The courses were tough and I supped two papers for the first time in my life. But 2013 also…

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To new beginnings

  It’s 2014! I am sure you didn’t need me to tell you, but indulge me for a moment. Over the last hear I wrote everyday, everywhere and all the time. From my political (somewhat) expose’s to a typo filled fictional blog. I am mostly an accidental writer. I never aspired to be a great one growing up mainly because…

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