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Only When Minds Change Does Power Change

We are just days away from our South African general election and still I feel undecided over which party to vote for. Most of the people I speak to feel the same and the wildly differing research polls seem to confirm that many of us are conflicted over this election...

The Hidden Pain of Male Body Shaming

I have a complex past and psychology when it comes to my weight and build. I am getting past this, but it’s taken time. Men don’t typically talk about these things, so I wonder if I’m the only guy who has these issues? Let’s see… I was a pudgy child nicknamed...

White Privilege: Why Does It Offend Us So Much?

The notion of white privilege challenges many of us wit ou’s deeply. It seems that no greater offense can be levelled at us than an accusation of white privilege. I heard a definition of privilege that came originally from one of my gurus Dr. Brene Brown. I found it...

ANC, DA or EFF? The Appeal of None.

I absolutely love elections! I get genuinely excited about the whole messy process of democracy.My wife says I’m a nerd and that nobody loves elections. She says they only love the fact that they get a day off work. But the way I see it, elections give the little...

We Are Launching a NEW Baby Home!

There are over 3 500 children abandoned in South Africa every year and adoptions have virtually ground to a halt. As a result, places of safety like the Durban North Baby Home are literally bursting at the seams and the need for care for babies is at crisis point....

Adoption: Not For Africa?

Please Note: This post serves as an invitation to all interested/effected parties to join a conversation in which we discuss the decolonization of adoption in a safe, humble and respectful fashion. In particular, I extend the invitation to officials in the Department...

Meeting the Need that Meets Me

“Purpose”; “meaning”; “calling”– these and similar concepts have become very popular in recent times. For many of us, it is no longer enough to work hard to support our family and pay a weekly visit to our place of worship be that mosque or mountain. We want to be a...

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