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April 2, 2018
Rest In Peace Mama Winnie Mandela

An icon of our struggle, Mama Winnie Madikizela Mandela has passed on and we are left with the HUGE lesson her life was or should have been to us all. Mam Winnie was admitted at the Netcare Milpark Hospital, where she had been in and out since the beginning of the year. The news was […]

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March 19, 2018
Growing The “NO” Muscle

Growing the “NO” muscle – musings from a recovering people-pleaser You have a right to say no. Most of us have very weak and flaccid ‘no’ muscles. We feel guilty for saying no. We get ostracized and challenged for saying no, so we forget it’s our choice. Your ‘no’ muscle has to be built up […]

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February 21, 2018
Finding A Mentor (Part 2)

Mentorship: Signed, sealed, delivered! Chicas! SO remember I wrote an article about practical ways to find a mentor and how I was truly sucking at it? I genuinely was giving up and because I had sent texts and emails to people who were either going through their own challenges and could not accommodate another nagging […]

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February 12, 2018
#CHICA15 This & That With Linda Mtoba

The first time I got to know of Linda Mtoba was in March last year when pictures of her traditional wedding pics went viral on social media. I was struck by how breathtakingly beautiful she is and of course the next best thing was to find her on instagram, huuu I was not ready for […]

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February 12, 2018
She's Professional Girlfriending, So What?

Professional Girlfriending You know how everyone has a favourite celeb, or celeb friendship, celeb couple; every now and then posting them as “goals”, thinking about what could possibly be your position if you were them? Come on now, don’t front. We all have one or two of those. Beyonce and JayZ were for the longest […]

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February 8, 2018
Avoiding Career Limiting Moves

Making sure we are not making career limiting moves Navigating life is one tough task. Managing relationships and expectation of others while still taking care of your own needs and wants is both exciting and terrifying. One thing I have realised is that it makes it a tad bit easier doing all of this with […]

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February 5, 2018
7 SuperSoul Podcasts I Loved Listening To

I just started listening to podcasts in the car and it is one of the best things I could have done for myself. If you follow me on twitter you would have already seen this as I've posted and wow'ed about how amazing it is. I've always listened to 702 on the way to work […]

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January 17, 2018
Kelly Khumalo Answers The #CHICA15 Questions

Kelly Khumalo - what does one say about her that hasn't already been said? She is one of those people everyone has an opinion about. Good or bad, it seems everyone has something to say. From back when she first broke out in the industry with Qinisela, to the days of Itshitshi, her well documented […]

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January 8, 2018
I Finally Went For My First Pap Smear At 29! This Is What Happened...

It is a fact that most women are scared of undergoing a Pap Smear test! I mean who wants to have foreign instruments up her lady bits, coupled with the possibility of discovering that you may have life threatening conditions?! Well, I was one of those many women and for the past 2 years I […]

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January 8, 2018
King Oprah's Inspiring Golden Globes Speech

Oprah just received the  Cecil B. deMille Award at the 2018 Golden Globes awards and gave a speech that left Hollywood screaming "Oprah For President."  The Cecil B. deMille Award is a special, prestigious award given for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment and I can't think of anyone who deserves it more than Oprah […]

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