Troubles buried in the desert

It had been a year of on-going negotiations with the mind to accommodate just an ounce of what was my happiness. The brain had grown malnourished of the fruitless darkness that hung over her. Surrounded by a sea of hills blanketed in golden sand, I stood awed by this workmanship. It had to have been…

I ain’t buying…

In a barren nation where bodies parted from souls daily, the womb of my mother found home ground to give birth to a soul that was me. The rebirth of a nation’s redemption dually became the birth of I, Mandisa Mfenyana. In this world where life was given with no promise that it would be…

I dropped Maths to be a Journalist.

After twelve years of studying in lower level education, I was pleased to have parted ways with my number one nemesis – mathematics. Until I discovered Data Driven Journalism.  I suppose living in a technologically ridden world, I should have seen this coming. Being the purist that I am, adapting to the amount of power…

Citizen Journalism: A force to be reckoned with?

The truth is that where one feels threatened, one is urged to dilute and dismiss the importance of their counterparts. This is the very battle citizen activists, better known as citizen journalists, are trying to rise above. The concept and practice of citizen journalism is one that is yet to be recognised and appreciated. Not…

‘To walk a mile in the body of a black man.’

  In a world of complete and utter oppression, emancipation of the mind was but a distanced reverie for many in the years of Apartheid. It was not only segregation of races and classes, but it was forceful and unjust separation of an African’s mind from peace of mind… a piece of their mind. Entire…

Zexit raises anticipation.

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2017-05-08-analysis-ramaphosa-or-dlamini-zuma-it-will-take-more-than-a-change-of-president-to-fix-the-anc/ 12 February 2018 – by Mandisa Mfenyana (216217407) The anticipation builds as the country awaits the fate of President Zuma to be announced. Nothing has called for unity since the uprising of apartheid quite like the call for the South African president to step down. Whether this could be the final run of the…