5 things Americanah taught me about being African

When one gets their wisdom teeth removed, very many things can happen, one of these things, naturally as a bookworm, is having time to read. In between the moments of fatigue and pain I devoured the last few pages I had been savoring of Americanah and finally today I read the final page of an…

Americanah: My Thoughts So Far

So I have been the biggest fan of Chimamanda since we all first heard her speech in Beyonce’s music video “Flawless”. However, being the fussy reader that I am, I have been putting off buying her books, despite the raving comments I heard. To be honest, when I think about why it took me so…

YOUR LIFE, YOUR BOOK: Guest blog post by Modibe Modiba

I’ve often wondered what the whole purpose of life was; how as humans, we’re brought into this world to do one thing-live. Life doesn’t come with a manual, nor a script, each day that we’re  given on earth is in fact an opportunity to write our own story, a story of our lives. We wake…

South Africa: Live beyond your qualifications

“There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do” -Freya Stark   Imagine yourself, fresh out of university in South Africa. Bright- eyed, bushy tailed. You’ve graduated with an Accounting degree and well on your way to becoming a member of the prestigious South African Institute…

WENOSA: Official Launch

The Women’s Empowerment Network of South Africa started a little over a year ago. The plan was to create a network of ambitious, Christ- centered, powerful women who were monomaniacally focused on their personal success as well as building empires and legacies which would outlive them. Looking back over the year that has passed, I…

Need some motivation?

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle when the…

How much are you worth with your MBA qualification?

Hi all So this year I have had many people dispute the fact that gender inequality is not country or continent specific. People seem to think that its only in America where women get paid less because they are married,mothers or above a certain age. Well I have come with a compelling image today!!!!! *read…

Traditional Gender Roles No Longer Exist In Our Society

WOMEN RUN THE WORLD I think the problem with trying to maintain traditional gender roles is that we are now at a place where almost everything has been turned on its head. Apart from majority of the households in South Africa being run by single parents, those single parents are women. Now, where in the…