17. 05. 18

Tebello Ralebitso

My grandmother passed away a few weeks ago. In keeping with custom, we set about making the funeral preparations, and in particular the obituary in her funeral programme. Most obituaries I have read tend to be a narration of facts about your life: where you were born, who you married, who survives you. Indeed my grandmother’s was no different. It left me wanting, for a more compelling account of her existence, one that gave her voice and agency in the life that she led; all ninety years of it. A feminist eulogy of sorts.

17. 05. 18

Mantsebeng Maepe

It is every parent’s worst nightmare, finding out that your sweet, innocent-looking teenage daughter is a victim of sexually charged graphical cyberbullying. But that is exactly what South Africans Sesethu Zikhona, Pulane Lenkoe, their parents and parents of other victims like them woke up to when their daughters’ nude videos and pictures wound up in the wrong hands and got released on the internet for the whole world to see.

17. 05. 18

Mokheseng Buti

In the previous issue we discussed a vivid and perhaps multifaceted explanation of what change entails in the hope that this would in some way entice the readership to embark on a mission of new beginnings in the New Year, 2017. While it would seem that change should take place on a voluntary basis in order for those embarking on it to fully indulge in its essence, it appears that some are forced by circumstances beyond their control, such as in the case of an individual addicted to alcohol, and is forced to abruptly quit his habit because of its causative deterioration on his family life and loss of trust from those that mean the world to him.

17. 03. 22

In this fast moving era where Instagram and facebook lets you know what Lineo is having for dinner at Mpilo Boutique, how your neighbour’s vacation trip in the Seychelles is panning out, it is so easy to fall into the green eyed monster trap. Thanks to technology, we don’t struggle to connect with our loved ones, make new friends and keep up with our friends’ lives. However there are all cons to this availability of too much information. It makes us develop what is known as ‘the grass is always greener’ syndrome.