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  It’s hardly surprising that this ‘miserable, outdated, violent, hungry and corrupt’ image of Africa continues to thrive since the platforms that promote it […]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 […]