‘Third Culture Kid’ in South Africa

From the coastal city of Durban to the colourful jacaranda lined streets of Pretoria, all the way to the snow-capped mountains of Austria, moving across to the mesmerising mirages of the desert in Saudi Arabia and finally back to sunny South Africa. Born just a few days before the first democratic elections took place in South Africa, in 1994. ‘Born Free’, free from the shackles of Apartheid but not free from life’s challenges.

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A powerhouse called South Africa

The variance and potency of cultures in our beautiful land brings a sense of pride in what may be esteemed as an extraordinary demonstration of humanity. It’s especially on days like Heritage Day where we get to be reminded that as a whole, we are greater than the sum of our parts. This Heritage Day, I point out our uniqueness as a nation, artistically woven from diverse cultures, as a reminder of a power that makes South Africa great.

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UJ bursaries are back up for grabs in Week 32:14-20 September

Voices Unite is in its thirty-second week and we are still giving away awesome prizes. Back up for grabs is 4x R5,000 bursaries from the University of Johannesburg for participants who are studying at any tertiary institution. If you would like to win this prize, you will need to complete all seven surveys on the Voices Unite platform. We are still giving away 30% off tickets to the virtual Summit to anyone who signs up onto the Voices Unite platform.

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Do you know when you are not coping?

I don’t know why, but I was the last person to find out that I wasn’t okay. I remember my psychiatrist asking “why are you here?”, I answered “I don’t know”. Even on a hospital bed, it still didn’t hit me that I was indeed sick. That’s the thing about mental illnesses, you don’t see blood coming out of a wound, you don’t feel a burning sensation or inflammation anywhere on your body. Really guys! Do you know when you are not coping?

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