the children of black mothers

my mother was a domestic worker. in her working life time, she raised many white children as well as her own children and the children of relatives.

i’ve wondered why it is that all these other women, the world over, need the help of black women to raise their children? this i wondered while i was standing in a queue on saturday night and there was this indian woman with her baby and a Continue reading

“unsettling humans in south africa

when i started writing this blog, the government had bulldozed houses in lenasia. the beef was that the houses had been built on ‘hijacked’ land. throughout the years, the government has failed to provide adequate housing for the people. we have an estimated backlog of 2.1 million houses. people spent their hard earned money – up to R500 000 – to pay for these houses. these are properly built houses that the government just razed to the ground! hundreds of houses, partially built. in a country where there are lots of shacks.not even a week later and they are attacking citizens again in hout bay. this time the people are fighting back with rocks and molotov cocktails. why do these images look like a flashback to the 80s? why does it seem like our government of ‘freedom fighters’ is bent on perpetuating violence against its people? Continue reading