To support critical skills development in young people, we need to meet them where they’re at. And that is on their mobile phones. More than 60% of young people between the ages of 15 and 24 in South Africa are unemployed. While made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic, youth unemployment is not a new story….
“It is not enough to be busy… The question is: what are we busy about?” ~ Henry David Thoreau. In this post I share my top 10 productivity hacks.
It seems to me that for many of us, the kick off to a new year is a lot like a first date…
Walking out of my office today, I bumped into a co-worker who has been trying to help me resolve a particularly tricky release of funds. It’s been going on for a while now and I knew that it had her feeling a bit frazzled. So I said thank you. That’s the standard thing to do…
As a writer, I have often found myself crippled by the fear that my audience will find me wanting. And as a result, the love for my craft becomes buried underneath an avalanche of self-doubt manifesting in dreaded writer’s block and a sea of beautiful clean blank pages.
So many people allow bitterness to consume and then cripple them, because of where they find themselves…
Know when to leave.
There are some things that are inevitable along this wonderful journey called Life. One is that at some or other time we will be struck with the feeling that something is not quite right. Often, we shrug it off and carry on. Sometimes the feeling goes away and sometimes it grows into full-blown depression or burnout. Trust me,…
We will fondly remember her for the attributes described by her official title – Marketing Manager; Cleaner; CEO; Stay at Home Mom; Personal Assistant; SEO Specialist; Editor – said no one at a funeral ever. Yet often we become so entwined in the name or job description we’re given that we forget that the name or title is not synonymous with who we are.
Without bravery, we will never be able to realize the vaulting scope of our own capacities. Without bravery, we will never know the world as richly as it longs to be known. Without bravery, our lives will remain small – far smaller than we probably want our lives to be. Jack Gilbert
I asked Mdalaga Mrisho, or Amdy as he is better known in Cape Town, to come to my house today to repair the faulty electric wiring in my lounge. What I expected by the end of his visit was a fully functioning well-lit lounge/kitchen area. What I didn’t expect was to be on the receiving end of his incredible life story.
Ancient facades of crumbling masonry stood proudly above the midday steam rising from hot sticky tar; unaffected by the incessant cacophony of hooters; and unintimidated by the constant parade of almost impossibly bright orange, pink, blue and yellow saris flowing past them.
They have had their heady moments of being stared at, admired, photographed, marvelled at; there was a time when they demanded admiration. But now they are quiet and graceful in their journey towards the dust from which they were born. Silently holding hundreds of years of secrets within their greying walls.
I had arrived in Bombay.