How I paid off my study loan debt in less than 4 years Young, Gifted and Black (YGB). This is not only a title to a song by American singer-songwriter Nina Simone, but it is a title to an album by the quintessential definition of “Black Girl Magic” herself, Aretha Franklin.
The year is 2014, the time is 10 am, and the date is the 17th of May, the day I was born. A few days before my 21st birthday I was asked an earth shattering question, do you want a party or do you want cash? I am not really one for parties and celebrations […]
It is 6 am in the morning in the middle of nowhere, my uncles have been standing outside my fiancee’s gate for a good 3 hours. They have made so many attempts to reach out to her family to no avail. The sun is scorching hot and the sweat is running down the side of […]
Generational wealth is a concept that has been reserved for a select few in South Africa. Notable families such as the Motsepe’s, Rupert’s and Oppenheimer’s have amassed generational wealth through investments in businesses across all different spheres. For the majority of
According to Niq Mhlongo, author of “Black Tax a burden or Ubuntu”, the term Black Tax was coined in the year 2000. It is a term that refers to a mandatory payment borne by Black middle-class citizens in assisting the individuals that aided them in their quest for economic
January… you cannot mention the month without cringing at the idea of early mornings, weight gain and most importantly a tight budget. The moment the euphoria of the December holidays wears off, queue in the hangover that is January. Increased spending in the month of