Philippi’s destruction of development

The dilemma of the planned development of the Philippi Horticultural Area rests on the irony of the PHA Food & Farming area which produces about 80% of Cape Town’s fresh vegetables, and being situated in an informal and violently notorious township. Philippi is one of the largest underdeveloped townships in Cape Town, with a political… Continue reading Philippi’s destruction of development

Last days of summer in Franschhoek

I would like to believe it makes sense to spend the last of your warm days at the beach or skating on the promenade with friends. This is especially true for a girl born and bred in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho, on a restricted visa in Cape Town. However after three years of the… Continue reading Last days of summer in Franschhoek

Road to liberation- South Africa legalises Medical Marijuana

Three years after the late Mario Ambrosini, from the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), submitted the Medical Innovation Bill and after turmoil of protests, the Marijuana Bill was finally passed in parliament on the 24th November 2016, however only limiting it to patients with prescribed health conditions, clearly this isn’t enough for Bongalong organisation and marijuana… Continue reading Road to liberation- South Africa legalises Medical Marijuana

Basotho Twin Burial Ritual

Mirror, Mirror: when I look into a mirror it is her face I see. Her right is my left, double moles, dimple and all. My right is her left, unblemished- Unknown The great bond twins hold that could either be psychological or emotional is viewed as a blessing or a curse in the Basotho (Lesotho… Continue reading Basotho Twin Burial Ritual

Accessibility and affordability for all South Africans- Maiden’s Cove housing development

  In 1994 when South Africa turned into a democracy, South Africans especially Black residents thought they would be free, free from oppression they were right about, but financial freedom still isn’t a reality for many.   The perception that the rich  have access to and are able to live in the most beautiful and expensive… Continue reading Accessibility and affordability for all South Africans- Maiden’s Cove housing development