Tag Archives: empowerment


Changemakers in the making – Imagine Scholar 2

“Imagine Scholar is a place where I become who I want to be, where I don’t have to pretend to fit in. Spending a day at Imagine Scholar means I get to explore my deep interests, which grow and enrich my life with authentic happiness.” Given Sandamela, Grade 10 Founded in 2009 and set in the rural Nkomazi region […]

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Dumi's contagious smile breaks through her shyness ©David Peter Harris

Change Makers | Dumisile Mqadi @ Happy Hippo 2

Dumisile Mqadi and I sat on the rooftop terrace of Happy Hippo, the funky eco-friendly backpackers in downtown Durban.   Dumi has been working for Happy Hippo and its sister lodge, Hippo Hide, for more than 6 years. She started off as a cleaning lady, but that was only the beginning.   “One day, I […]


The Greyton Transition Town Project 1

 New knowledge and ability through tummies and trash The concept of community participation is one that enjoys much support in theory and far less in reality. Apart from awe at power and celebrity, online petitions and taxes, I mean. At some point, one realises that society, an apartheid legacy and the economy are just not […]

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