True Youth Leadership (2016)

Copy of #TheSafeSpaceColumn published in the Times of Swaziland on the 18th of August 2016: Some young people in today’s Africa have the opportunities that our forefathers couldn’t even dream of! In today’s Africa, it is uncommon to see a young person commending huge audiences and leading some of the continent’s most prestigious institutions.  When […]

Africa Is So Much More (2016)

Copy of #TheSafeSpace Column published in the Times of Swaziland on the 27th of July 2016: Too often our African continent is represented in a one sided way that misleads the world.  It’s hardly surprising that this ‘miserable, outdated, violent, hungry and corrupt’ image of Africa continues to thrive since the platforms that promote it […]

Online Governance (2016)

Copy of #TheSafeSpace Column published in the Times Of Swaziland on the 20th of July 2016: Last year, I had a candid conversation with a 50 something year old gentleman during a meeting. Our discussion spanned many topics before eventually settling on technology and why the so called ‘old generation’ is generally not so keen […]

Rising above Foreign Aid (2016)

Copy of #TheSafeSpace column published in the Times of Swaziland on the 13th of July 2016: This week, Africa’s Heads of State and Governments converge in the city of Kigali for the 27th African Union (AU) Summit.  This gathering of the 54 AU Member States, follows a similar meet in January, is extremely important as […]

Freedom? Where? (2016)

Copy of #TheSafeSpace Column published in the Times of Swaziland on the 29th of June 2016: Freedom is such an abstract concept that one wonders if it can ever be deduced to a single concept that is understood across the world, in the thousands of languages that we engage in.  To put it simply, freedom […]

Pay It Forward (2016)

Copy of the #TheSafeSpace Column published in the Times Of Swaziland on the 22nd of June 2016: As cool and fascinating as it sounds for one to consider themselves as ‘self-made’, it is seldom true. I figure from a psychological perspective, people tend to find great satisfaction in attributing their entire accomplishments to their own […]

I am Terrified! (2016)

Copy of #TheSafeSpace Column published in the Times of Swaziland dated 15 June 2016: The state of today’s world makes me cringe and deeply terrifies me, not just for me personally but for my family and friends as well.  These days, terrorism and extremist behaviour is so commonplace that it is really anyone’s guess when, […]