Jenna

Me in Mzansi is about my life and how much of it is directly related to my nation. It’s just one of 56 million lives but I am sure it shares many similarities with those of my fellow South Africans: most significantly, a love for a country that we so passionately want to reach its potential.

Ramaphoria Greets Good Green Deeds Campaign

President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the Good Green Deeds campaign on Friday, 8 March in Mdantsane, Eastern Cape, to much acclaim on social media. Ramaphosa called on South Africans to take responsibility for creating a clean environment, “You must be the agent of change we want and need.” Twitter users were keen to heed the president’s call. …

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African books

Reading Africa

In the past few years, I’ve been reading more African novels than in the rest of my life (and I’ve always been a fanatic reader). It’s extraordinary to explore countries I’ve never been to, or know nothing of beyond their names and maybe their capitals, through the convenience of books. All my life Africa has …

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local clothes

Where to shop #wearSA

Although YDE remains my staple #WearSA shop, there are plenty of other shops that stock proudly South African clothing brands, some of which are very unassuming and totally affordable… 1. Young Designer’s Emporium No list of stores stocking South African brands would be complete without the indispensable YDE. Most of the clothes are made with …

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made in south africa label

#WearSA

My grandmother worked in the textile industry for decades and my father was able to afford university thanks to SACTWU’s bursaries. I wouldn’t have the life I did if my dad hadn’t graduated from university; by extension, I wouldn’t have the life I did if it weren’t for the South African textile industry. This is …

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