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!
If we replaced the words used to describe our faith i.e. Christian/Muslim/Jewish/Hindu/Atheist etc, with the words “Whole-makers” – I think it would have a profound impact on the world. This is not a new idea; disciples, scholars and mystics of all faith traditions...read more
As I get older, I find it increasingly difficult not to turn and look the other way. I find it harder and harder to bear witness to the suffering of people and creatures and our planet: The decimation of forests, the poaching of endangered animals, the neglect and...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
When the train pulls up at the small Dachau railway station in Bavaria, Germany, you are greeted by the sight of flowers. Boxes and hanging pots all containing a wild and vibrant array of spectacularly colourful blooms adorn the platform. They seem out of place and...read more
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...read more
Hi Everyone, Cathy and I adopted Lolly when we were a bit older than some of you. I am of an age where I remember wooden desks with flip-up lids and a hole in the corner for an ink-well…although not even I’m that old that we still used fountain pens! My teachers used...read more
In South Africa we are no stranger to miracles; miracles of course that don’t only happen in buildings with crosses on the wall. In fact, one definition of the word miracle that I like is: “a remarkable (and yes by all means replace this word with ‘supernatural’)...read more
The 2018/19 financial year ends tomorrow and for those who would still like to get a tax deduction, the 28th of February marks the last day for you to make your donations and receive your Section 18A tax receipt.With this in mind we are appealing to all individuals...read more
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...read more
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....read more