The Stages of Womanhood

Growing up with five sisters has been rewarding. They have all been role models to me for all my childhood and adolescent years. As a child, I would wait eagerly for one of my sisters to come home from school to give me permission to wear her Sketchers sneakers. Ok, neither of us ever needed [...]

The future of education, innovation and technology in South Africa, Should we be worried?

I am an engineer and generally introverted. But I was asked to talk about the future of education, innovation and technology in South Africa, and make it sound interesting… I don’t even know how to make things interesting, but I’ll try. I’ll be touching on the fourth industrial revolution and whether we should be scared [...]

Thoughts Of A Girl

Gender Inequality. It takes place in many situations. It is experienced daily throughout the world, from the workplace to the streets, but we fail to notice that it also exists within our very own homes. You see, that’s where it all begins. I was raised in a conservative Indian family so I’ve seen years of [...]

Don’t Prank the tourists

I was having a particularly great day. The sun was shining and I was looking forward to binge watching my favourite series later that evening. For now, however, I had just completed a homework assignment and was looking for my tutor to help me mark it. Walking into the Mathematics building at Wits University I [...]

Don't Prank the tourists

I was having a particularly great day. The sun was shining and I was looking forward to binge watching my favourite series later that evening. For now, however, I had just completed a homework assignment and was looking for my tutor to help me mark it. Walking into the Mathematics building at Wits University I [...]

Career Projects

We were sitting in Miss Jenny's classroom. It's 4th grade and we've just handed in our projects. You know, the ones where your father does all the research and your job is to cut out the pictures and paste it on the A2 size cardboard sheet. The topic was "What do you want to be [...]

For The Love of Money or Happiness?

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" What do you want to be when you grow up? This is a universal and commonly asked question that each of us encounter at some stage of our early lives. As a child, this customary question presents us with endless possibilities and our imaginations run [...]

Varsity bruh

The year has just begun and matriculants wait in anticipation for varsity to start while returning students begin the year with a mix of emotions. I can't help but think about the things I wish were better explained at the start of my journey. There are a few things that are not stressed enough. Provisional [...]