Features

Life
Peter Ucko

Moments in Movies – that changed my life

Have you experienced that one moment in a movie that changed your life? I have. And have you lived by what you learnt? I have. If you have never experienced such a “Bingo!” moment, this scene might inspire you to be on the lookout for your lightbulb moments. They are everywhere – grab them before they slip away.

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Niki Moore
Niki Moore

A country in flames

It is not only the Free State that is burning. The fires started this week, whether by accident or design, are leaving far more in ashes than just the veld.

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Life
Charlotte Nyatanga - Chipangura

Miscarriages are heavy losses too

Until you’ve suffered a miscarriage, you would never guess the sensitivities it entails. Although some people do not view it as a real loss, it is a dagger through the heart of a mom who would have started toying with names, started shopping for clothes, as well as begun seeing and feeling changes within her body; changes brought about by the new life she would preparing to bring into the world. To have that life snuffed of, even without having held the baby in your arms, is a bitter pill to swallow.

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Opinion
Peter Ucko

Do mothers create rapists?

Bad parenting can create monsters. Why is there so much violence against women and children? Why so many rapes? Can it be changed?
WARNING: Sensitive readers might be triggered by some of the content.

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Life
Melody Emmett

From femicide to glory: the work of Lebo Thoka*

Lebo Thoka’s art does not deny the horror and brutality experienced by victims of femicide. Rather she proclaims the inherent dignity of the women, that can never be taken away from them. A version of this article was first published by Sunday Times Lifestyle.

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Charlotte Nyatanga-Chipangura
Charlotte Nyatanga - Chipangura

Unexpected rays of sunshine

This past week has been extremely difficult for me. There are events that unfolded and left me feeling like I had been hit by a

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