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R A P E in real life

R A P E in real life

R A P E in real life NOTE: This may be upsetting for sensitive readers. Lilly (her name changed in this article, has approved this piece) The water had been biting and cold, but the coffee and warm morning sun, kept us huddled in the parking lot, chattering. As our eyebrows crystalised with ocean salt,…

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Business Networking is easy (Guest blog)

Business Networking is easy (Guest blog)

Business Networking is Easy! by Pam Viljoen   “How do you make networking look so easy?” When Melina asked me this question during the ‘I Work For Me’ podcast interview, my first thought was: do I make it look easy? Personally, I love networking. I love meeting new people, understanding their business and identifying opportunities…

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Finding my feet.

Finding my feet.

Finding my feet.   Feet have always been a big deal in my life. My parents owned a children’s shoe store for most of my childhood and I was privileged to wear some of the loveliest shoes (hence the shoe obsession) growing up. My father also insisted my brother and I have arch raisers in…

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School from home

School from home

School from home   As a parent of two primary school children, I am very happy to say that I have never had the calling to educate my children myself. I admire those who are brave enough to take their children’s education on personally, and I adore my children’s teachers for educating my two children,…

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Working from home (or at least trying)

Working from home (or at least trying)

Working from home (or at least trying)   I’ve worked from home for over 12 years now, which may seem long, but it isn’t, and it certainly has never been as hard as it is now, during the corona-crisis. For those of us who are self-employed or contractors, working from home often means working from…

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The secrets we keep – Part 2 October 2019: Tatianna 

The secrets we keep – Part 2 October 2019: Tatianna 

The secrets we keep – Part 2: Tatianna  Detective Bianca Abrahams slurped her hot brew. The three teaspoons of sugar making the black coffee sweet and syrupy. “Here’s your dead auntie’s se report” said the loud and offensive voice of Jacobs, the detective in the next office. “How long has that been on your desk?” demanded…

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Doggone Train – Part 4 June 2019

Doggone Train – Part 4 June 2019

Doggone Train – Part 4 June 2019 As Travis descended beneath the Muizenberg railway bridge, to make his way into the village of Muizenberg, he and Sparky passed a huddle of homeless people who made the pavement under the bridge their home. Their piles of belongings hugged the concrete wall and Travis stepped around the…

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Doggone Train – Part 3 May 2019

Doggone Train – Part 3 May 2019

Doggone Train – Part 3 May 2019 Once off the train, Travis decided to find the bathroom and see if he could somehow wash the smell of dog urine off his trouser. The now painful scratchy tag at his lower back was combined with a wet slap of cloth against his leg every time he…

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Doggone Train – Part 2 April 2019

Doggone Train – Part 2 April 2019

Doggone Train – Part 2 April 2019 As the train pulled out of Fish Hoek station, Travis stepped his legs wide to stop from falling over. The 6am train wasn’t quite yet full, but he knew it was going to get fuller as they bumped, scraped and squeaked along the line to town. He bumbled…

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