Contemplating Your Beauty

It is not easy to write of a woman. She is a mysterious being. To contemplate her fully, is not a simple thing. To name her virtues, is to only gleen from seeing. Behind her beautiful eyes, there is more magic than in an enchanted ring. Behind her smile, she can be beautiful, harsh, kind…

Blessings And Wonder

You have pretty eyes. I wonder if you know? I wonder if you know that your beautiful smile lights up the room, everywhere you go? You have a wonderful laugh. I wonder if you’ve heard? I wonder if you’ve heard, that I consider you the most beautiful woman in the entire world? You have a…

Life: A Disclaimer

They say life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get. Life is like a box of chocolates, have you opened your box yet? Do you like what is inside? Or did you get a bad pack? Life is like a box of chocolates, but we cant take…

Dear Kobe

You & I know that Im a Lebron fan. But I admit it, after Mike left, You were The Man. You did good with your fame. You did good for The Game. Because of your grit, determination & honour. So many people fell in love with basketball, including Gianna. We will always remember your name….

The Irishman by Martin Scorsese: A Review

The Irishman is, as Mr Martin Scorseses films always are, a look behind the curtain at the gangster milieu and how the actions of some, on behalf of the interests of a few, can influence society. It is a masterful and enlightening film that paints a picture of how both Jimmy Hoffa and John F….

South Africa & The Conundrum of Ideology

Ideological rhetoric is the backbone of political discourse. It tells us who stands for what & helps people decide who to elect to represent them. But it is not rhetoric that politicians use to excercise political will, it is their policies. In reality, it is the policies of a government that decide what kind of…

Imbokodo: In Honour of Our Women

To all the women in my life. My mom, sisters, cousins, friends & even my future wife. Today is your day to be hounoured alright. We honour you as the creators of life. We honour you as the rocks of our families. We honour you as the changers of destinies. We honour you because you…

Umthi Omkhulu: A Tribute To Johnny Clegg

My father died on the 2nd of May this year. 2 days shy of his 68th birthday. Im still trying to process my grief. He was a big fan of Johnny Clegg. The man they call The White Zulu. As a young man growing up in apartheid South Africa, Nkosemntu had to find himself amidst…

Phunyuka Bambethe: The People vs Jacob Zuma

When one is running away & being chased, they will throw things & people in the way to save their skin. Jacob Zuma is employing said tactic as his 1st line of defence. But knowing where the skeletons are buried doesnt equal innocence. This is where the rubber meets the road. We are caught in…

Should Maria Ramos Be In The PIC

Maria Ramos, the former head of ABSA Group Ltd, has been appointed to the interim board of the Public Investment Corporation. As a “big name” in the financial services industry, many see this as a “strong” & “prudent” decision by Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni. But in a world connected by social media & in…