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!

What Happens Beyond the Ballot Box?

I have always believed that one must vote. But an insightful piece by journalist Ranjeni Munusamy before the elections questioned this hitherto unquestionable logic and I must say – as I saw how many voters chose to spoil ballots or simply stay away – I now question...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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