I am a passionate and positive South African with a desire to inspire change in our country. Whether it is writing articles and blogs like these, working one-on-one, in deep rural communities, schools or boardrooms, my work aims to inspire all South Africans – and give them practical tools – to move from negativity to positivity; from violence to nonviolence; from passive to active; from armchair critics to co-architects of a better future.

I invite you to join me in creating the future we all dream of!

First Do No Harm

“Primum non nocere” is a Latin phrase that means "first, do no harm."Apparently, all medical students are taught this fundamental principle and it basically means that when faced with a problem, it may be better to do nothing, than to risk causing more harm than...

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NGO’s Need Cash Donations To Survive

Do you ever give donations to charitable organisations; orphanages, places of worship, animal sanctuaries, community safety organisations, education initiatives, anti-corruption groups – that kind of thing?If you do, then you make up a small but vital part of the pool...

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Sowing Seeds of Hope for South Africa

What a joy it always is to receive my weekly attitude adjustment from my friend and colleague Steuart Pennington - the founder and CEO of the website South Africa the Good News (www.sagoodnews.co.za).It comes in the form of his newsletter that always strikes a...

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What is Your “One at a Time”?

Today I was touched by an e-mail forwarded to me by a dear friend Dr Leann Munian. She is a Paediatrician who was writing a farewell note to her colleagues before transferring to another hospital.In the note she wrote a fascinating line about a major shift in her...

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Don’t Get Mad, Don’t Get Sad…Get Up!

I have battled to write recently. This is odd because I usually have a great deal to say.But I have been struggling with what a dear friend and colleague calls “the black dog” of depression. For those of you who suffer from depression, you will know that it is damn...

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Land Expropriation – Bring It On!

As a white person I do not fully understand the land expropriation without compensation issue. In truth, I cannot. My background, my thinking, my skin, my privilege precludes me from really getting it.But what I do know – and what, it seems some other white writers...

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Inequality – It’s In Our Hands

During the 16th Nelson Mandela lecture, former US President Barack Obama humbly and vulnerably took issue with a side of humanity that few are ever brave enough to; the side that says that more is always better.  He said: “Right now, I am actually surprised by how...

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