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This podcast blog is all about my journey towards creating a platform for my storytelling. I also share about my journey having been diagnosed with post natal depression. So, I talk about my motherhood journey. But mostly I share about the work I’m doing around building Spudcaster up.

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    Lockdown Log: Obtain Gallery

    Lockdown Log: Obtain Gallery. Wesley Pepper’s Art Lexica features Obtain Art Gallery. They talk about attracting the black middle class as audiences for local artists. Obtain Art is working on […]

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    Lockdown Log: Papstix!

    Lockdown Log: Papstix! Super excited about the latest episode from CAn’t Diss Podcast. We sat down with the Managing Director of Papstix, Grant Merrick. The product had a limited launch […]

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    Lockdown Log: Marv Radio

    OSS This edition of Lockdown Log features Marv Radio! It’s finally out! #theothersideofthesunpodcast In this latest episode, Solarkidd chats to Marv Radio about his Mantra project. I really enjoyed editing […]

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    Lockdown Log: Lara Redd

    Lockdown Log: Food, Not Bombs features Lara Redd! Wesley Pepper also chats to Fuzile Mavandla. Most importantly, he wanted to give a big shout out to Soundz of the South. […]

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    Lockdown Log: Junior Tomlin

    Super excited about the launch of the latest episode from #theothersideofthesunpodcast. Solarkidd chats to Junior Tomlin about his new book. Also something to look forward to this week, is Wesley […]

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    Art Lexica featuring Equivalence

    It’s out! Art Lexica featuring Equivalence. The latest episode from #wesleypeppersartlexica. Wesley sits down with Equivalence and Diamantaire. They look at the impact of covid-19. The podcast closes with a […]

  • Lockdown Log: EQnCrew

    Today’s Lockdown Log blog features EQnCrew. So super excited about this week’s episode of #wesleypeppersartlexica. Wesley Pepper sits down with EQnCrew and Diamantaire. They share their Covid-19 pandemic story. Hailing […]

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    Lockdown Log: Origins

    Lockdown Log is excited about the launch of The Other Side of the Sun Podcast’s fourth episode! Titled “Origins Story-Hip Hop”, it’s proving to be quite the crowd puller! It […]

  • Lockdown Log: Shut Down Florida Lake

    It’s time to Shut Down Florida Lake. And all nefarious activities associated therewith. Murder and mayhem right on my doorstep?! That’s apocalyptical! These streets are not parking lots! The God’s […]

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    Lockdown Log: Hamba Kahle, Uncle George

    Hamba Kahle, Uncle George. In this Lockdown Log, we mourn the passing of Advocate George Bizos SC. He passed away today at the age of 92. A giant has fallen. […]

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    Lockdown Log: Florida Lake

    The more things change the more they stay the same. The beast has returned to Florida. There was an event planned for Florida Lake on Sunday. Apparently, the first of […]

  • Lockdown Log: Hair Raising

    I have to raise the hair issue. Lockdown Log: Hair Raising, is my attempt at unpacking just that. Hair today, gone tomorrow? For sure. Like so many other things that […]

  • Lockdown Log: Nathaniel

    First they came for the mineworkers, and I said nothing because I don’t dig. Then they came for the guy with a beer in the fridge, and I said nothing […]

  • Lockdown Log: Women’s Month Feature – Ouma Titties

    Last week, we brought you the story of Krotoa. In this Women’s Month feature, the spotlight falls on my great great grandmother, Ouma Titties. In South African parlance, “titties” are […]

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    Lockdown Log: A Life of Worship

    I started A Life of Worship Podcast early last year. Charmaine Rayment had visited my Church. At that time she was working with Jews for Jesus, doing outreach to various […]

  • Lockdown Log: Kweksons and Answers

    So my podcast reached a major milestone! I signed up a new podcaster! It’s by an ol’ friend of mine, known as Solarkidd. Introducing: The Other Side of the Sun […]

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    Lockdown Log: Commuter Trains are Off the Rails

    I have lived near a railway line all my life. But since the lockdown I haven’t heard the familiar sound of trains operating. Passenger railway services resumed a few months […]

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    Lockdown Log: A prisoner in a foreign land

    According to a GroundUp report, about 24 foreign nationals remain in detention despite release orders. And yet three short years ago, the Constitutional Court pronounced on the issue of immigration […]

  • Lockdown Log: Irregardless

    I am an ardent logophile. I fed my love for words, with my second major in University: Linguistics. Language, words, are a beautiful thing. I came across the following article […]

  • Lockdown Log: The Old Normal

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. Sometimes I feel like I am the only one who gets it. People are shocked, for example, that our healthcare […]

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    Lockdown Log: The Second Wave

    It is here. Okay, sure. It was always here. But now it’s right on my doorstep. The wife of a minister on one of my podcasts. Somebody in my sister’s […]

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    Lockdown Log: Skin – The Intersectionality of Skin Colour and the Black Lives Matter Campaign

    When I first saw this, I thought we had our very own George Floyd. Like South Africa’s very own Black Lives Matter moment. This story encapsulates everything that is wrong […]

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    Lockdown Log: The Virus

    I was gobsmacked the other day, to learn that a dutch farmworker contracted coronavirus from a mink on a fur farm. This means that aside from the eight known strains […]

  • Lockdown Log: Guest Post from the New York Times

    Basil Manning shared this blog post from the New York Times. Please feel free to share your own insights below.

  • Lockdown Log: Quaranteen

    I believe I have a quaranteen. She is only three years (going on 40). The other day I told her to pick up her toys in the passage. She replied […]

  • Lockdown Log: UB40

    It’s finally here. The big 4-0. I recall for Uncle Ian’s 40th birthday, my eldest sister got him a UB40 CD. I remember thinking “Wow! That’s old! 40! Sjoe!” And […]

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    Lockdown Log: Charity begins at home

    Bureaucracy is the worst of humanity. Arbitrary rules being imposed on the unsuspecting public, mostly from air conditioned offices. This is how not to govern. Take a gander of this […]

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    Lockdown Log: Arrested Development

    So the country is outraged over a video that started circulating which shows Metro Police trying to arrest a toddler because he was playing outside. The metro police say they […]

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    CAn’t Diss: Don’t worry

    #BabySesame was having a tearful bath time earlier. Then we fought over which pyjamas she should wear. I think both our nerves are a bit frayed. So she was moaning […]

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    Lockdown Log: The Sky is Falling

    The centre is no longer holding. The sky is falling! My hormones are wreaking havoc with every system of my body. I’ve been suppressing them for years. The bi-polar meds […]

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    Lockdown Log: The Fourth Escape?

    Superman was fake. And so, it seems, was Clarke Kent. Has anyone seen what is happening with the news media of late. It’s imploding silently. It seems news media have […]

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    Lockdown Log: Force is a crime

    I was watching a rather interesting vlog earlier. The government, it seems, is doing exactly what it was designed to do all along. Stay in power. The vlogger suggests that […]

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    Lockdown Log: I will choose daddy.

    Me and Baby Sesame were watching the Little Mermaid earlier. She was so intrigued by the concept of having to choose between her daddy and the prince. Then she announced, […]

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    Lockdown Log: The Smoker

    I quit smoking about eight years ago. An ex smoker (and very grateful). I can only hope that was a good thing. Because the way my government is prevaricating on […]

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    Lockdown Log: The rituals we practice

    After the numerous epiphanies of last week, I find myself adrift in a sea of covid-19. I know better than to obsess about something which might never happen. And yet, […]

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    Lockdown Log: The old man and the spoon

    I was sitting on my front stoep observing cars and people go by. It annoyed my as we are in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic regulations. I turned my […]

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    Lockdown Log: Life on life’s terms

    I am so content. My body is completely relaxed. I’m eating healthy. Feeling fabulous! Lockdown has been the answer to a silent prayer. To top things off, things are working […]

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    Guest Writer: Wanton greed

    My family’s recent visits to the shopping malls were greeted with horror when we had to pay  close on R1000 for measly wares, which all fitted into a regular hand […]

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    Lockdown Log: Baby Sesame

    I spent the day getting to know my three year old toddler. We nicknamed her Baby Sesame because she was the size of a sezame seed when we found out […]

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    Lockdown Log: Guest Writer

    Hi CandiceThank you for cheering me up with at times your humorous articles and in others, a deep insightful rubric on the ills of society. If you would allow me […]

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    The day the world stood still

    The day the world stood still. And you realised its heart was still beating. It happens every day now. And it is wonderful. I decided that this is how I […]

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    Lockdown Log: Write

    As an aspirant journalist, I looked up to guys like Can Themba and Joe Thloloe. I thought it was because they defied the evils of apartheid. But really, it’s because […]

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    Lockdown Log: The man in the green blanket

    There are these human beings who live on adrenalin. Some go into the bowels on the earth to extract sparkly things. People, who call themselves mine owners, pay these people […]

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    Lockdown Log: Survivor

    I’m not sure how many of you recall a tv series called “Survivor”. Strangers dumped on a deserted island. Camera’s trained on their everyday battle to survive. Outlive. Outlast. We […]

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    Lockdown Log: The show must go on…

    Every fibre of my being is insisting on staying at home. It’s so lovely, interacting with my three year old. I mean really interacting with #BabySesame. She’s quite lovely. She […]

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    Lockdown Log: The watchdog

    The irony is not lost on me. But you actually don’t need me. You don’t need me to interpret reality for you. You’ve got this. But humour me, if you […]

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    Lockdown log: World debt

    In a shock move, the International Monetary Fund told the guys who owe them the most money that they don’t have to pay back the money. But just think about […]

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    Lockdown log: A tree has fallen

    If a trees falls in a forest, and there’s nobody around to hear it, will it make a sound? I am having the most amazing lockdown experience. It just occured […]

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    Lockdown Log: The world has gone mad

    Mineworkers were complaining that they were forced to return to work despite the lockdown. The union vowed to investigate. The mine was unavailable for comment. What I don’t understand is […]

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    Lockdown Log: History on repeat

    Social media provides fodder for my delusions. I’m supposed to be staying away from it. But alas! Anyway, I figure I’m not hurting anyone. And it makes for interesting conversation […]

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