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About me

I live in the city of Durban – the unpolished gem of South Africa. If I didn’t have a family, I’d be that crazy cat lady your mum probably warned you not to feed!

Until November 2016, I spent my days in a newsroom, chasing the story of the day. These days, I’m working for myself and learning to be my own boss.

This space is where I share my passion for my city in words and photographs. As I embark on this new chapter in my life, I plan on exploring my city more – going off the beaten track and hopefully discovering hidden gems that I can share with you. If you think I should know about something special about the best city in South Africa, contact me and I’ll be happy to consider writing about it.

I’m an avid reader who is passionate about African literature in particular. My love for books started early. It was the novels of Ezekiel Mphahlele that changed my understanding of reading – encouraging me to rethink the concept of what makes for good or relevant literature.

If it’s mainstream literature you’re looking for, you will not necessarily find me writing about it in this blog. I aim to focus on books that, for me, are “unputdownable”.

Every now and then I may philosophise about the world around me. I can’t help thinking of the bigger issues and how they will affect my reality.

Join me on my walk through life – participate and even criticise – every interaction will teach me some new truth that will shape my world.

my blog

Sunday read: The Last Romeo
May 20, 2018
Sunday read: The Last Romeo Someone described The Last Romeo as Sex and the City meets Bridget Jones’s Diary. James is 34 and has just emerged from a 6-yea
Sunday read: What Lies Within
May 20, 2018
Sunday read: What Lies Within I’ve had a few “burning-issues” kind of books land on my desk recently. These are my favourite kinds of books. Stories that weave
Sunday read: Johannesburg
May 20, 2018
Sunday read: Johannesburg If you’re going to write about Johannesburg on the day Nelson Mandela died, it has to be pretty special or breathtaking. That’s my ta
Sunday read: A Kind of Freedom
May 20, 2018
Sunday read: A Kind of Freedom I was eager to begin reading this novel.  Reading is an emotional journey for me. It is about testing my emotions, my empathy
Sunday read: The Betrayal
May 20, 2018
Sunday read: The Betrayal I’ve just read the first chapter of Kate Furnivall’s The Betrayal and I can’t wait to get into this one. The first pages of this
Sunday read: The Girl Who Saw Lions
May 20, 2018
Sunday read: The Girl Who Saw Lions There’s no better press drop than a book drop in our home. And when it’s a young adult novel, there’s inevitably an argumen
Are you ready for a coworking environment?
May 19, 2018
Are you ready for a coworking environment? For me, one of the pitfalls of working from home is the sometimes intense isolation. And it’s at times like these th
A website launch checklist for beginners
May 12, 2018
 A website launch checklist for beginners A good website is designed well, offers good user experience and has strong SEO. If you’re starting out on designing

Contact Me

  • Phone: +27 79 221 9059
  • Email: meneesha.govender@gmail.com
  • Website: http://www.meneeshagovender.co,za