Raising children in a demanding society

Raising children in a demanding society

“It is easier to raise strong children than to repair broken men.” Parents should not have to bury their children. It normally should be the other way round. We are in a state of disbelief at Black Diamonds magazine at the spate of brutal killings involving teenagers in what has been often termed “satanic” related more…

Mapping out your Health Goals

March is my birth month. So I generally regard this month MY new year. This is a time for me to re-evaluate my yearly goals, and of course that includes my health goals. Another reason I choose to do this in March, not January, is because I truly dislike the rush and hype of the more…

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

When Barack Obama arrived on the global political scene, the world stood up and paid attention in ways far greater than they had done to Jesse Jackson. Obama represented a new and exciting politics that was not race centred or steeped in the civil rights movement. Neutrals were probably a little upset with him for more…

Hidden Gem: Sikelelwa Alex Msitshana

Hidden Gem: Sikelelwa Alex Msitshana

Alex was born in the coastal town of Port Elizabeth to Amos Mthuthuzeli, Yali, a Reverend of the AME Church and Vuyelwa Joyce Yali, a qualified teacher. Early on in her life her parents would unfortunately divorce and her mother moved them to Johannesburg where she later took on her mother’s surname Msitshana. She would more…

Diamond in the Rough

Diamond in the Rough

Born in the rural area of Boschfontein, Mpumalanga, fashion designer Wetive Nkosi spoke to Black Diamonds Magazine. WN: I was raised by my sister because our mother was working away from home spending all her time selling fruits and vegetables so to earn a living for her 7 children. Although it was tough, it became more…

Unearthing a Diamond

Unearthing a Diamond

We all use our education to “come alive” in different ways. Dr Maureen Tong is a determined woman who uses her education to advance worthy causes for the growth of ideas and the benefit of society. We spoke to her to ask her about her work and we also publish her thoughts on the saga more…

The Pioneer Rider

The Pioneer Rider

Enos Mafokate is a remarkable man. Born in Alexandra in February, 1944, Enos says he was born at the “right time” as the second world war was drawing to a close and he could be a part of a new world. Too often in the rainbow nation, we forget the pain and damage caused by more…

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