We got by each day even though we were not rich

We got by each day even though we were not rich

My name is Mashudu. I am a young woman from Limpopo. I grew up surrounded by both my parents and grand parents. We were not rich, but we got by each day. After I completed my matric in 2008, I had already applied at a University. I had achieved distinctions, so...
Living With Dyslexia

Living With Dyslexia

My name is Ntombifuthi Khoza and I am 23 years old. My dad named me Ntombifuthi which means “girl again” because I am the youngest of three sisters. Growing up I was more of a tomboy; I played soccer and all of my friends were boys. Apparently when I was a toddler...
The daily reality of raising a child with Haemophilia

The daily reality of raising a child with Haemophilia

My son Ezra was diagnosed with severe haemophilia A just a few days after birth. When he was circumcised and the wound bled for several days. Haemophilia is a genetic bleeding disorder, which I had never heard of before. I was a first-time mom, and dealing with the...
Being An Outsider

Being An Outsider

“I grew up black in a predominantly white suburb on a road where my family and the neighbours were the only black families. Despite this we grew up without feeling any racial tension and the school we attended was a mix of all races. In primary school my best friend...
My life in pictures

My life in pictures

“I’ve always felt like an outsider because I never had a nuclear family” – Dimakatso’s story Torn between two parents, going to bed hungry and a lack of fees to study may seem like a setup for failure. But Dimakatso’s journey suggests otherwise. She shares her story...
The Power Of Stories

The Power Of Stories

The Power Of Stories Do you remember how courageous you felt when Maximus boldly declared, “My name is Gladiator!”, or how you cried unglamorously (or quietly in your sleeve) when Simba lost his dad, Mufasa? Good stories have the power to move us, inspire us, and...