Landisa: I was 12 when my father killed my mother, brother and sister - here’s how I got through it

2020-03-23 22:52

I am stronger and ready to help others. I use my life’s lessons and my tragedy to help others move forward, writes Alicia Ramdharee

Landisa: What I’ve learnt is the purpose of life

2020-01-24 09:23

I was so overwhelmed that I was missing my ‘calling’ in a certain job, or ‘sinning’ which was pulling me away from my ‘calling’, that I spent many a day in bed, writes James de Villiers .

Landisa: Meet the founder of the #90DaysWithoutSugar challenge - who lost 13kgs in three months

2020-01-10 13:38

Because you like yourself and you care about yourself you want to live a healthier life - not to impress another person, says Samuel Hlonyana.

Landisa: How I am recovering after breaking up with my soul mate

2019-12-06 09:05

When you mentally create a future for yourself with someone else, it feels like someone’s just died when that future is shattered.

Landisa: How I moved forward after getting diagnosed with breast cancer in July

2019-12-06 08:50

It scares me more than spiders or the dentist. But I cannot run away from it as I do with spiders, and I cannot avoid it like I do the dentist.

Landisa: Why I prefer sleeping with my neighbour to long term relationships or hook ups

2019-11-29 08:03

"For several years, we have engaged in a very fulfilling platonic, sexual relationship. If a good neighbour lends you a cup of sugar, he was giving me a little spice."

Landisa: I'm French and dating a black man in Cape Town. Here's what racism really looks like

2019-11-29 07:57

I overcompensated by being extra nice to the people of colour serving my meals, packing my shopping, driving the bus that took me to work, and cleaning my office.

Landisa: I completed the Comrades Marathon after avoiding HIV treatment for 8 years

2019-11-29 07:51

We cannot change HIV but we most certainly can change the perceptions around it, and once we change our perceptions, burdens are lifted and lives are saved.

Landisa: The day I learnt a cat in Sea Point is worth more than a life in Hanover Park

2019-11-22 07:51

Suddenly I noticed a crowd of people at the day hospital opposite the taxi rank. They were huddled around something on the pavement. It was the body of a dead man, writes Moeshfieka Botha.

Landisa: I am the son of a farm worker and I just published my own poetry

2019-11-22 07:49

To cope I started drinking and smoking as a means of escape. I thought it would make everything better but it never did.

 

Landisa: Growing up queer in Kimberley, and why I’m scared of being gay

2020-01-24 09:24

So there are moments where you just read about all these hate crimes. There is another non-South African queer person who was attacked in Cape Town just a week ago. And you think about: Am I next, asks Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane.

Landisa: What my editor taught me about being successful

2020-01-10 13:38

I’ve woken up too many days paralysed by inferiority, believing I am nowhere close to worthy, writes James de Villiers.

Landisa: I have HIV and life is great

2019-12-06 09:13

It's been 16 years now and I have never felt so good about myself and my well-being. I am on ARV medication and have an undetectable HIV, writes Andile Gidana.

Landisa: I was shunned for getting pregnant out of wedlock. I finally know it does not define me

2019-12-06 08:51

My parents are not evil people, but knowing that I disappointed them was too much to bear and I do not wish that feeling that I felt one anyone, writes Theolla Langenhoven.

Landisa: Living on the Cape Flats – hell is a place called home

2019-12-06 08:42

All she wants is a packet of chips today, a drink with her friends tomorrow, a heroin injection by the age of 15, writes Isaac Meyer.

Landisa: Why I decided to start studying sexology at age 45

2019-11-29 07:59

Something that surprised and excited me in the beginning was how open and ready most people are once they find out that I study sexology (and what it really means) and the eagerness at which they want to improve their sex lives.

Landisa: How I rebuilt my life in the Eastern Cape after I was diagnosed with HIV

2019-11-29 07:55

When people first saw me after finding out my status, their reactions broke me to a point that I did not even know that simple words could inflict so much pain. It even went as far as me being labelled a whore.

Landisa: How the pastor's sermon about rejecting fear made me fear life

2019-11-22 07:51

“Fear the kids standing on the corner smoking, because they will deceive you,” my mother taught.

Landisa: I'm a single mother and here's why father-son days make me feel inadequate

2019-11-22 07:50

After my meltdown, I dusted myself off and called in a favour. Bugger it, I was going to go for broke. I called in uncle Siv. To many, he's the Siv Ngesi. To us, he’s just Siv: friend and brother from another mother.

Landisa: These South Africans hitch-hiked from Durban to Los Angeles in eight months to watch Ellen

2019-11-15 07:32

The trio, who started their journey in March, travelled over 17 000 kilometres with over 200 lifts in the ultimate aim to meet daytime-host Ellen Degeneres, who they met shortly after arriving in Los Angeles.

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