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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It’s More Than Just A Vaccination

As the UK vaccination programme achieves 873,784 jabs in the past 24 hours, it is bringing to mind much wider issues that are clearly toxic and also represent a sense of unfairness in society. The Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (B.A.M.E) inequalities that are freely talked about really represent discrimination if they are not being addressed. Vaccine hesitancy means putting off having the jab, or completely saying no. […]

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Back Way Travelers

Ever heard of the expression “Barça wala Barsakh”? Only a handful of people will understand this, but as I dive into details most of you will get the point. The slogan basically translates to Barça (as in Barcelona) or Death meaning they will rather die or risk their lives than being denied access to Europe. […]

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My 2021 Wishlist for Africa

As 2020 drew to an end, a cautious hope lingered in the air.  Unlike previous years, social media statuses were not awash with new year’s resolutions. Instead, the dreaded #RIP was awash social media statuses as Covid-19 statistics became names of acquaintances and in some cases close friends and family. Creating new year’s resolutions seemed […]

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Let’s Talk About Sex

As the year 2020 ends, Coronavirus continues to always grab our attention, but there’s never been a better time for Teakisi followers to consider their own sexual health. A combination of the pandemic and Marmot’s 10 year follow up report have helped to bring unfair health inequalities into focus, and one of the most concerning […]

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