Life

Light ponderings of an African Christian

3 Nov , 2016  

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It is not uncommon to hear a black man reject Christianity because of its aid in colonisation. We can’t deny that most missionaries that came to Africa and found half naked women and clothed them as part of their missionary journey. In the western culture breasts are sexualised to the extremes as compared to the African culture past. The missionary saw the exposing of the breast as sexual and not fitting for a Christian.

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Life

Revisiting Culture

2 Nov , 2016  

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Decolonisation. This seems to be the word of the day. University students throughout the country are fighting for a more Afro-centric curriculum without the baggage of the colonial past. Relaxed hair is now frowned upon by many, and natural hair is in. African print is en vogue. Animals are being slaughtered in suburban backyards. Children are being given long and hard to pronounce names.  Yellow bones are losing to darker tones. Africa is coming back! More…

Business & Finance

Entrepreneurship, The Beginning

20 Sep , 2016  

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Everything in life has its beginning or the origin and without any shadow of doubt, the beginning start with a thought. There are many definitions of Entrepreneurship, but the one that I like is by Pinchot University: “Entrepreneurship is the willingness to take risks and develop, organize and manage a business venture in a competitive global marketplace that is constantly evolving”. From this definition we see that there is element of RISK to be taken in the journey of entrepreneurship. But if you have pre-empted the risk or calculated the risk is there anything to be afraid of? No More…

Life,Sport

Pursuing the gold medal that Jesus cares about

16 Sep , 2016  

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We have just exited a part of the Olympic season (the Paralympics are still underway) and it is always great to hear the stories behind the wins. All the top 3 winners in each category did not achieve their success by accident but by deliberate focus and action for a protracted period of time. Their aim was singular, they want to win the gold medal and set new records. The journey of an Olympian has many parallels to the journey of a Christian. Except, as opposed to playing for gold which is only valuable for a time, we play for invaluable treasure, Jesus, at least that’s the treasure I am pursing.   More…

Current Affairs

My Personal Views on the UCT Rhodes Issue

21 Mar , 2015  

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During my undergraduate years at the University at Cape Town, I stayed in the prestigious Smuts Hall, with halls rich in tradition and rooms with views of the city of Cape Town. 3 times a day, we used to walk over the parking lot to Fuller Hall for mealtimes, passing the now controversial statue of Cecil John Rhodes. More…

Books,Life

The call to be different, outcasts of the world

11 Mar , 2015  

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You are a holy nation

You are a chosen people

You are set apart by God

You are …

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Entertainment,Life

Whatsapp Groups: Taking the Hate out of this Love-Hate Relationship

28 Feb , 2015  

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When Whatsapp was first released, it felt like a second (and better) revolution. Yes, mobile instant messaging (IM) was already alive and well, with the likes of Mxit mixing things up for the layman (does anyone actually still use Mxit?), and those who could buy a Blackberry were going nuts on BBM, although I feel like RIM brought the BBM party to us just as the club was shutting down everywhere else in the world. What Whatsapp did was bring everyone together. Android, iPhone and other users – yes, we see you Nokia and your failed Symbian system – could now seamlessly IM without having to give in to the BBM big bash. More…

Books,Life

The word for the streets

6 Jan , 2015  

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When you think the bible, what thoughts come to mind?

Perhaps church, Christians, pastors, incense, singing, etc. More…

Life

No Such Thing As A Christian Culture

22 Nov , 2014  

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This is  a rant. And I’m writing it at midnight. Which is not the best time to rant. But I’m awake. So I’m going to rant. Why are people talking about creating a Christian culture, or a Jesus culture*? What does that even mean? More…

Life

101 Lessons I’ve Learned Living the Y.O.L.O Life

22 Nov , 2014  

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This it phrase of popular and/or rap culture, has never been truer!

On this side of eternity, the life that you live now is the one that truly counts. So, I’m not writing here about getting wasted and letting loose, but I’m talking about taking the hard things and using them as lessons and wisdom to live an enjoyable life rather than wallowing in misery.

Here’s a few realities, and in the spirit of being up-front there’s only 4 lessons here (if you enjoy counting numbers, sins and what have you…) More…

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