Originally South African, born and raised in Bahrain and currently living in England, I tend to describe myself as a global nomad. I'm extremely fortunate to have experienced the expat lifestyle whilst still maintaining close ties to my family in Cape Town. I recently graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in French, History and Politics and I am currently enjoying writing for The South African whilst I plot my next move in life.
Is this really what life has become? Are we prepared to choose typing over talking? The Stop Phubbing campaign to combat the scourge of phone snubbers prompted me to reflect on my own habits and opened my eyes to the invasive nature of technology in the 21st century.
Following a government proposal to make smacking children a criminal offence, a new survey has revealed that most young South Africans think it is acceptable for parents to use physical punishment. What do you think?
Dutch architecture firm releases designs for a proposed monument dedicated to Nelson Mandela on the side of Table Mountain – masterpiece or monstrosity?
New plans to charge foreigners for using National Health Services in England, including a ‘health levy’, have divided opinion.
119-year-old South African Johanna ‘Gogo’ Mazibuko could be the oldest person in the world, shifting Japan’s Misao Okawa from the Guinness World Record top spot.
International Paralympic Committee president claims Oscar Pistorius has been replaced by new stars such as Alan Oliveira, Richard Browne and Jonnie Peacock.
A South African chef who emigrated to New Zealand six years ago has been deemed ‘too fat’ to stay in the country due to the health risk he poses.
Ernie Els takes the lead as South Africa’s highest-earning sportsman, with professional golfers stealing the top spots alongside rugby and cricket stars playing for foreign clubs.
As presidential elections loom, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai accuses Israeli company of tampering with Zimbabwe’s voters’ roll in favour of Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party
According to new research in Cape Town, increased great white shark sightings are related to lunar phase and sea surface temperature.