Active citizens can, and do make change!
Who could forget the iconic speech by former president Thabo Mbeki when he declared "I am an African".
Purported to have originated from ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, the saying goes: "Desperate times call for desperate measures."
We know that all interracial groups in South Africa are relationships in which whites are superior, blacks inferior. So as a prelude whites must be made to realise that they are only human, not superior. Same with blacks. They must be made to realise that they are also human, not inferior.
A few weeks ago I attended the funeral of a stunning and gracious friend who fought the battle for over a decade of this silent killer, cancer. Her husband and sons gave her a befitting and beautiful send-off. Needless to say, I bawled my eyes out and there was not a dry eye there , including some macho men I have known for more than two decades.
The Four Agreements, a book by Miguel Ruiz was first brought to my attention when I was granted the huge opportunity to interview Oprah Winfrey in 2002.
The benefits of meditation have become a huge topic lately, with proponents reporting astounding results and entire new movements which encourage people to sit in silence and try not to think!
At every occasion there will be that one moment that will be a highlight and historical.
This week, as I returned from a much-needed holiday with my children, I was met with unbelievable news about student protests that took place at Pretoria Girls High.
Mbaqanga music, one of the oldest indigenous genres in South Africa, continues to influence local music.