Speak with Care: The Three Questions We Should Ask Ourselves Before Talking

In our everyday chats and talks, words are the key way we share our feelings, thoughts, and plans. The old wisdom of Sufi poet, Rūmī, gives us a timeless guide to thoughtful communication through the metaphor of three gates. Before we let our words out into the world, Rūmī advises us to let them pass … Read more

Navigating the Waters of Emotionalism and Rights: A Call for Pragmatic Sensibility

In the contemporary landscape of societal interactions, the concept of microaggressions has taken a prominent seat at the table of discourse. Microaggressions, subtle verbal and non-verbal insults or indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, have been spotlighted as a significant contributor to the perpetuation of various forms of discrimination and bias. While the recognition of these … Read more

Symphony of Selflessness

In nature’s boundless realm, nothing dwells for itself alone, Rivers, in generosity, to the oceans their waters have flown. Not a sip do they savor, nor a drop do they claim, In selfless surrender, they flow without aim. Trees, the silent givers, bear fruit not for their feast, To others, they offer, both the greatest … Read more

Ghost Trains and Phantom Losses: A Tale of Transnet Turmoil

Ah, South Africa, the land of vibrant landscapes, diverse wildlife, and… ghost trains? That’s right, folks! In a plot twist straight out of a Scooby-Doo episode, a criminal syndicate has allegedly been running a “ghost train” operation at Transnet, pocketing up to a spooky R50 million (approximately $2.67 million USD) in kickbacks. And who says … Read more