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This year as Mandela Day is upon us, South Africans and millions of people around the world remember and celebrate a legendary man that overcame his circumstances to lead our country into democracy.  In addition, he also became a world renowned hero who was held in the highest esteem.  Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27...
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The right to Equality, human dignity, the freedom of religion, belief, opinion and expression are a few of our rights that tend to be brushed away due to circumstances within our households or society for that matter.  When I was younger, I attended a school that allowed corporal punishment at the time, teachers were able...
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After reading the deep wisdom shared by Steven Covey’s teaching: Seek first to understand, then to be understood, I thought there is no greater time to post this, than now. As we are in the middle of the festive season, lets all remember that as much as we want to all celebrate and partake in...
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As we are in the middle of the international campaign for Activism against Gender based Violence, I am reminded of how blessed I feel to have been able to leave the situation that held me in captivity for what felt like a lifetime. I am reminded of the millions of woman & children around the...
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I have to admit that both my husband and myself have always tried to make sure that our kids were short of nothing. We have given them both love and support, in addition to the material requirements that they needed and most times more than what was required. This does come with its fair share...
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When our kids are born, or even reaching the toddler age, the thought of leaving home with them can become the most overwhelming and petrifying thought. Packing a bag feels like we need to pack the entire house in there and the prospect of feeding them or changing their diaper outside our comfort zone is...
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We often think that acceptance and respect is something that every individual understands as a natural part of life.  However, the sad reality is that most people don’t. Whether its between two different people in a relationship, siblings, people from different race and religions, people have a disconnect in general when it comes to accepting...
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My children have a 15 and a half year age gap, and whilst this can be great in terms of their different needs and the fact that my son makes such an amazing babysitter, the cons are also very much prevalent.  We recently traveled oversees together, which included many long road trips and for the...
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Marriage is not an easy road to travel, however, when both partner’s play their parts, it does become an easier journey. There are definitely occasions where we find ourselves at loggerheads with our partners for various reasons from, a petty squabble, tiredness causing moodiness, snapping at each other for some reason only known to the...
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Christina dealt with abuse from her father, who abused both her and her mother. Her mother has spoken about the abuse, saying there was an instance where she found Christina at the age of four with blood dripping from her face. She hoped that her story would encourage woman to continue to strive to be...
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