Announcing ‘Teakisi Woman Talk’ – 2022 Speakers!

We hope that you have your calendars marked, because we’re only a little over a week away from the 4th Teakisi Woman Talk – our annual Black History Month conference. Community organisations and members of the public will be heading to The Common Room to join us on a much needed discussion on Inclusive Communities For All, which is […]

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Nepotism

Will I be disappointed if I am rejected before entering the interview room? Yes. Will I, however, find solace in the fact that the position was never mine to begin with? Definitely. Will I possibly undermine the skill and intelligence of the individual who profited from pulling a few strings? Maybe yes, maybe no… As the […]

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Social Norms

“Acquire an education, a degree (preferably before your thirties…), move out, get a job (you don’t have to like it; bills won’t pay themselves…), buy or rent a house, start a family, and if you’re lucky enough you should retire early with incoming pension benefits… Basically, by a certain age, you should have it all […]

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Announcing ‘Teakisi Woman Talk’ – 2021 Speakers!

Three years on from the inaugural Teakisi Woman Talk, Teakisi as the organiser prepares yet again for its annual conference as the 2021 speakers are announced. This conference celebrates the culture and heritage of Africa, minoritised communities, people of African descent and the entire community. This #BlackHistoryMonth conference also gives the opportunity to attendees to ask […]

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Citizens Of Nowhere

“One in every fifty human beings – more than 150 million persons live outside of their countries of origin as migrants or refugees. They are highly vulnerable to racism, xenophobia, and discrimination. But even when their movement is legal and authorized, non-citizens face high levels of discrimination.” Have you ever been at a job interview […]

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It Could Be Anywhere

I grew up in a cosmopolitan suburb in the southern parts of Johannesburg. In the early 2000s, the community was an eclectic mix of white Afrikaners, a few Indians who owned the local grocer, blacks and coloureds who had worked their way out of the townships, and a growing population of foreigners. The local church […]

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Love or Genotype, That is the dilemma

One’s perspective of life changes the day you witness firsthand a close relative or friend go through series of indescribable, agonizing levels of pain, watching them cry for help and there’s nothing you can do, administered pain killers becoming ineffective to the point of an eventual overdose. They have good and bad days, most of […]

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