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!

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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Changing the World – One Story at a Time

Our country is gearing up for the 2019 election and so predictably, the seeds of division are being sown.Racist rhetoric, polarisation, distortion of facts and even hate speech are going to be the order of the day for the next 12 to 18 months. This sets us back in our...

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The Cold Within

There is a poem called “The Cold Within” that was written in the 1960’s by then unknown American poet James Patrick Kinney.I first heard this poem quoted by our former Public Protector Professor Thuli Madonsela, but apparently it is quite well known the world over....

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