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… Continue reading Troubles buried in the desert
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… Continue reading I ain’t buying…
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… Continue reading I dropped Maths to be a Journalist.
As an adamant purist and traditional journalist at heart, the idea of a world run by technology is a theory I find hard to come to terms with. Like many things that have been subjected to the super force that is technology, the field of journalism has fallen victim to it as well. In this… Continue reading The Outcry of Purist Journalists: Technology can’t make the world go round.
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… Continue reading Citizen Journalism: A force to be reckoned with?
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… Continue reading ‘To walk a mile in the body of a black man.’
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… Continue reading Zexit raises anticipation.