Posted by | 20/08/2021
Voices of Authority | #MyFridayStory No. 202

How we react to voices of authority is largely determined by our upbringing. As an Afrikaner born in 1963, I was raised in a disciplined environment. There’s something to be...

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Posted by | 30/07/2021
Being in the Moment | #MyFridayStory No. 199

What happens when we die? I always thought when we die, we’ll know everything that people did to us, and everything we did to other people. The truth will be...

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Posted by | 23/07/2021
Blind Spots | #MyFridayStory No. 198

It should be a good thing to acknowledge our shortcomings. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a ‘blind spot’ I can’t fix. Every time it happens, I’m...

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Posted by | 30/04/2021
The Maid’s Cup | #MyFridayStory No. 186

As white Afrikaners born in the 1920s, my Parents grew up during the birth of apartheid. My Dutch and French ancestors came to South Africa, fleeing from discrimination, victimization, and...

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Posted by | 26/06/2020
From the Crucible | #MyFridayStory No. 142

The environment you grow up in is a great predictor of your worldview. My ancestry stretches back to faraway lands with tales of romance, tragedy and survival. My Father’s ancestry...

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Posted by | 25/05/2018
I am An African | #MyFridayStory No. 33

Today, #AfricaDay is celebrated by all African Union countries and others on the continent, and by Africans around the world. The Organisation of the African Unity (OAU) was established on the 25th of May 1963,...

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Posted by | 30/03/2018
A Dusty Bible | #MyFridayStory No. 25

I grew up in a home where a Bible was never far away. My Calvinist upbringing, although pious in some ways, thanks to liberal parents it provided a principled foundation...

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