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Modern Day Slavery – Impact on Women

On days like these, I spend time reflecting on my journey, my impact, and the people both good and bad that I have encountered in my life. Today being women’s day in South Africa, I could not shake off the information Matt Friedman, the counter-trafficking expert, shared in a recent conversation. According to Matt, there are 40 million people living in modern-day slavery. There are more slaves now than at any other time in history, despite slavery being illegal. He went on to

Human Rights = Ubuntu

On 21 March each year, South Africa celebrates Human Rights Day. In my view, Human Rights Day is the most important public holiday in South Africa. Our Nelson Mandela declared the 21st of March Human Rights Day to honour all those who fought and lost their lives in the struggle for freedom. Human Rights Day shines a light on our people who fought for their fundamental rights and courageously opposed the apartheid regime. This day is a reminder for South Africans to rise in u

This holiday season.........

This piece was gifted to me by the incredible BASA team, thank you, team! Artist Keneilwe Mokoena My intention is always to add value to at least one life daily, encourage individualism, provoke thought and shape perspective. In the spirit of adding value, I chose to promote the work of the talented Keneilwe Mokoena. In addition to my mission to spread love, light, kindness and peace. My goal is to ignite the courage within each of us to: challenge the status quo, have the

What is Kindness?

South Africa is a beautiful country, rich in culture, people and values. The Zulu greeting Sawubona – “I see you”. When we truly see all people through our warm greeting, a genuine smile, taking a moment to exchange a few words we spread joy, hope, love and so much more. This simple connection has the potential to Change lives in our world. Martha Machinjiri & Emily Sloan pictured Emily Sloan a beautiful soul and a fellow director at the Each One Hold One NPC recently demons

Let’s do Chai – The story behind the Brand

“Happiness is when what you THINK, what you Do and what you SAY are in harmony” Mahatma Gandhi Viki the owner of Let’s do Chai, journeyed through uncertainty and an emotional rollercoaster. Through this volatility, she stepped into her power. I had coffee with the owner of Let’s do Chai this past weekend. If you are wondering, yes, I am not a fan of chai- “tea” unless it's green tea. Actually, the brand has nothing to do with tea. CHAI is an acronym. Viki, you launched a b


My Song for South Africa in collaboration with Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) and the Automobile Association of South Africa (AA). The intention of the song is to ignite hope within each of us and to fuel an awareness that everyone has a role to play in mending our country's social fabric and the recovery of our economy. Willem Groenewald, Charmaine Soobramoney, Lynne Holmes & Yusuf Ganief The link to the press release is

The Creative Mandate - four women in Conversation

Women's month will end in few days. A woman's ability to influence and impact lives should not fade with the approach of the new month or the next hype. To keep the conversation alive, I am sharing this insightful conversation my co-host Mandie Van der Spuy the Deputy Chairman of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) and I had earlier this year with these two phenomenal women Grace Meadows, the Head of Arts Programme at the British Council and Madeleine Lambert Head of Resea

Self-love and Kindness

Happy Monday! There is so much loss, hatred, conflict and poverty. With technology and the ease of access to information, blocking out the noise and negativity is more challenging. Melissa Dolphin-Rowland, my soul sister, co-founder, and the Wellness Guru at Each One Hold One take us through this self-love and kindness meditation she compiled. In addition to my daily drug music, I follow this 16-minute meditation to begin my day. I hope you find it beneficial too. If so plea

Mindset and Attitude are critical for personal and business growth!

In April Carly Barnes, the head of Marketing at Lulalend, and I spent time chatting about the challenges facing small businesses. Together we explored possible solutions and coping mechanisms. Our conversation highlighted the need for leaders to develop and encourage a mindset that allows honest assessment, courageous conversations, adaptability and the willingness to explore ideas and possibilities. My mission is to help businesses and individuals succeed. Successful small

Women are the STRONG Sex! Are you with me on this?

Sunrise captured from my childhood home My beautiful 75-year-old mum grew up with so many challenges. At 15, she contracted tuberculosis. She was quarantined for 6 months. When she recovered, she had to endure the stigma attached to this disease. Going back to school was not an option so she put aside her dream of becoming a nurse and worked as a maid. My mum, Devi, endured a multiple of life challenges, physical and mental abuse. She rose above this and sacrificed her own h

Lockdown to "Freedom"

If you are reading this, congratulations you clearly survived the 35-day lockdown. Your survival is confirmation that you are resilient to survive the next chapter. Tomorrow may be your first onsite workday. You are probably feeling a little uncertain. It is okay to feel anxious as we are navigating through largely unknown territory. The ONE thing that we are CERTAIN about is that COVID-19 needs you and I to give it wings to spread. Let us commit to defeating this enemy by: W

Good morning to the world out there!!

I opened my eyes to this song this morning, as music, exercise and meditation set the tone for my day. This song is by our homegrown MI CASA. I love the beat, and especially the words as it holds a powerful message for each of us. The Lyrics "Good morning, to the world, out there Sanbonani, Ninjani, out there I said good morning, to the world, out there Giti Sanbonani bo, ninjani, out there I need a minute, of your time See reflect o, not leglecto The things that we have

Each One Hold One (EOHO)

Each One Hold One (EOHO) is an initiative based on the principle that a simple, profound idea can Change the World. Simple Idea We want to build and form part of a world that is supportive and enabling of women in their personal and business lives. This is not a unique or new idea. It is an idea that at its simplest is one woman – holding another in conversation to hear, to be heard, to engage, to share. It is a simple act of solidarity in an organised manner that we believe

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