Breast Cancer Awareness month, what about black women?


It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and questions around the reach of awareness are important to ponder. Who is the awareness really for? Much of the awareness is predominately in English, while cancer centres and health facilities are mostly located in urban areas. The result – women in rural areas struggle to receive and understand […]

Understanding mental health strain for South Africans under lockdown


People are so caught up in acquiring new skills under lockdown, or saving their businesses or just surviving, that they are not acknowledging the mental health issues brought about by extended lockdown and isolation in the shadow of this Covid-19 pandemic. The ability to be human was almost taken away from us and isolation was […]

It’s okay not to be okay


As a mental healthcare provider, I approach the end of every year with some trepidation. As soon as the August winds start to blow in Bloemfontein, we tend to see a distinct increase in our community’s psychological distress. The year 2020 has not spared us this increased burden of suffering. This year has presented humanity […]


Church and the fourth industrial revolution

As a young boy who was raised in the Lutheran Church, one of the things I had to contend with was the determination of...


Zionist Israel: 73 years of Apartheid occupation and oppression of Palestine

The global release of the B'Tselem Human Rights report that Israel is an Apartheid state hellbent on oppression, injustice and war crimes against Palestinians...


Money isn’t the most powerful motivator

Most companies have unique methods for motivating people. When it’s done right this delivers an energised workforce, inspires progress and pushes teams to excel....