#StopMisogyny: a salute to the strong women I know

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, women, misogyny, Women's Month

#StopMisogyny: a salute to the strong women I know August. It’s Women’s Month in South Africa. Just over a week ago we observed Women’s Day. While marketing boffs made the most of the opportunity, this day holds a deeper meaning for South Africans, women in particular. Women’s Day is inextricably…

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Support Local: Why I think this movement is important

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Support Local: Why I think this movement is important “Think globally, act locally” is a motto that is slowly, but steadily, emerging as a world trend. It’s all about consumers moving towards locally-sourced products and is directly related to the movement of reconnecting with local traditions, foods and life in…

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Decolonising the Book: Join the discourse

I’ve been writing about the upcoming Time of the Writer festival quite a bit recently – it’s because I think a very important discussion is going to be taking place during this 5-day gathering of many stakeholders in South African literature. The key focus is decolonising South African literature not…

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Time of the Writer festival rings in changes

I was excited to read that the 19th Time of the Writer Festival, which takes place in the middle of March this year, has taken heed of South African author, Thando Mgqolozana’s, statements about South African literature. In opting out of a “white literary system” at the Franschhoek Literary Festival…

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South African wins a Michelin Star

Jan van der Westhuizen has just become the first South African to receive the honour of a Michelin Star for his restaurant, JAN. Situated in the South of France, the restaurant was also voted one of the best restaurants in the world by Condé Nast Traveller in 2015.

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Mi Casa set to rock Durban this weekend

Gosh! It’s all happening in Durban this weekend – Good Food & Wine Show, Durban International Blues Festival, and now one of SA’s most successful bands spreading love and friendship through their music. After a whirlwind international tour of London, Italy, Portugal and Canada, Mi Casa is back on home…

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#MandelaDay – honour an icon

People around the world observed Mandela Day this weekend. It is a privilege to have lived in Nelson Mandela’s time, and to share the same nationality as him. Wear it with pride and honour his legacy – it’s the least we can do. As you walk through the museum at the…

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