Gate-keeping the Noble Profession: The Unjustifiable Obstacles to Practicing Law in South Africa as a foreigner

Becoming a lawyer is no easy task. The path is riddled with land mines at every turn.Whether it be getting a law degree, finding articles of clerkship, writing board exams orbuilding a portfolio as an attorney/advocate, there are many challenges that one faces whenembarking on this journey. There is however no greater obstacle to entry into this nobleprofession for non-South Africans in particular than the … Continue reading Gate-keeping the Noble Profession: The Unjustifiable Obstacles to Practicing Law in South Africa as a foreigner

Black Dragon: The Legend of Vusi Tembekwayo

How do you hatch a dragon egg? Yes, a dragon egg. As in the mythical, monstrous lizard-like creatures that are often winged, breathe fire and have been the subject of everything from children’s nightmares to scientific study from ancient China to Europe for as long as stories have been told. Well, the answer to that question depends on which origin myth you’re going with and … Continue reading Black Dragon: The Legend of Vusi Tembekwayo

#Support Local: Panache Design and Architects

Luxurious mansions, private beach condos and tiny mobile homes all have one thing in common: They were all just a drawing on a piece of paper at some point. Thereafter, brick by brick, they were built and brought to life: The manifestation of imagination. They also point to another reality, which is that everyone desires to build their own reality. Whether it is the friends … Continue reading #Support Local: Panache Design and Architects

Women in leadership: Karen Nelson

A person’s success is often measured by how much money they have made, their net worth, real estate portfolio and any other such material possessions that they have amassed over the years. Maybe that is too materialistic a view of success to be palatable for some of you. Some prefer to measure success by the impact that one has on those in their community and … Continue reading Women in leadership: Karen Nelson

Women in Leadership: Dr Heather Evans

Listening to Trafficking Survivors: Lessons Learned on the Journey Dr. Heather Evans, LCSW An excerpt from Understanding Complex Trauma and Posttraumatic Growth in Survivors of Sex Trafficking:  Foreground Women’s Voices for Effective Care and Prevention Human trafficking is a global human rights violation, enslaving men, women and children.  Human trafficking is defined as the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a person … Continue reading Women in Leadership: Dr Heather Evans

Champions League: 3 Players to keep a close eye on

Europe’s top club competition “Champions League” is underway now and expect another exciting campaign. As teams and players prepare to battle it out for the trophy with the big ears, this would be the perfect opportunity to profile three players you should watch out for. Let’s get cracking… Donyell Malen – (Borussia Dortmund) Position: Attacker Malen arrives from PSV Eindhoven after scoring an impressive season … Continue reading Champions League: 3 Players to keep a close eye on

Women in Leadership: Natasha Theunissen

August is a very special period in the calendar year. Where I am from, August signals the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Those howling Cape Town winds and the pouring rain pack up operations and make way for the spring season. The sun shines lustrously; never too hot, never too weak. The skyline is a beautiful mix of blue and orange hues … Continue reading Women in Leadership: Natasha Theunissen

LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN – basic steps to help you reach your body goals.

The body is a vessel that makes sure we survive in this world, so to thank it for this we need to take care of it. This looks different for everyone; some people desire to add a few kilos and others desire to lose a few and some just want to maintain their weight. Now it may seem simple that if you eat more, you’ll … Continue reading LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN – basic steps to help you reach your body goals.

Cleopas Jnr Kundiona’s rugby journey

Seeing Cleopas Jnr Kundiona on the field donning the number 3 jersey for Zimbabwe’s First XV, the Sables, one would think that he’s the quintessential ‘born to play rugby’ kind of chap. But that could not be further from the truth. Though now playing impressive rugby in the green and white jersey, Cleopas only took to the sport in his first year of high school. … Continue reading Cleopas Jnr Kundiona’s rugby journey

The Voice of Art and its Place in our World

I was privileged this past week to meet with a man of many talents. He is a rapper, poet, artist and teacher to mention a few of his titles modestly. His name is Ntobeko Mjijwa. Ntobeko was born and grew up in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. He graduated with an honours degree in Fine Arts at Nelson Mandela University. He has lectured … Continue reading The Voice of Art and its Place in our World