July 21, 2024

Category: Editorial

The upside of falling

This extraordinary book is about fake dating – a personal favourite of mine.

Ms Lerato Bereng is the Art Curator and co-owner of Stevenson Gallery. Having worked with many brilliant artists in the country, such as Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi and Simon Gush, and having sold art to some of the biggest names in music such as Rihanna, she earned herself an impressive CV.

As a young girl I spent many weekends at my grandmother’s house in Johannesburg. My grandfather died two years before I was born, and ever since Granny had lived alone in the house in which my father had grown up. She was, for the most part, a relatively bland person – every Friday evening she ate fish and chips for supper, and roast chicken was on the menu every Sunday. The only thing that really stood out about her was her glaring love for the colour yellow. She owned a hideous bright yellow bomber jacket that she would wear whenever she drove, gears grinding at every stop street. It is this love for the colour that spawned her pride and joy: her yellow daisy flower patch.

2021 was a year of change, but also a year of growth. By now Covid-19 has become a repeated tune, a song we all know far too well. Nevertheless, adjusting to it has been quite a process. Due to Covid-19, 2021 has become a year of adjusting to new daily protocols that have to be followed, schedules that have to be tweaked to become Covid-friendly and fewer sports and cultural events. Even the way we go to Chapel everyday has changed. Our lives have been edited by Covid.

High hopes and great dreams for the Semester team

The Semester team met early in Term 1 for an exciting and informative session. New members were given the opportunity to feel what it is like to be a part of a team of driven and focused writers. During the session, they got to experience a slight taste of the working environment that the writers and editors operate under, which left many of them feeling ready to take on the job.

Welcoming the new

FUMANE MASHEANE Normality, shocking surprises and an old energy renewed – these are but a few of the things the first half of 2022 has brought us. With Covid-19 restrictions slowly being lifted this year, the school has regained a familiar feeling. From the buzz on the corridors to the daily chapel services and lively […]

It’s my call: The final hours …

KGOMOTSO ALBERTS I can hear whimpers from where I am sleeping. It has become something I am accustomed to. The darkness, the smell of blood and the sound of gun fire. I try to stop the echoes and the voices in my head but they seem to overpower me. I am a prisoner in my […]

BOOK REVIEW : Blade of secrets

Blade of Secrets, written by Trica Levenseller, follows the journey of eighteen-year-old Ziva, a magically gifted bladesmith. She is commissioned to make a one-of-a-kind war sword for a powerful warlord – one that does not only cut deeply but also steals the secrets of the person it cuts. When the secrets revealed lead her to understand that if her sword if given to the warlord, the whole world as they know it will be threatened, she takes the sword, her sister Temra, and flees.

Lerato Bereng an inspiration

KWAME MOABI Ms Lerato Bereng is the Art Curator and co-owner of Stevenson Gallery. Having worked with many brilliant artists in the country, such as Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi and Simon Gush, and having sold art to some of the biggest names in music such as Rihanna, she earned herself an impressive CV. As a problem […]

It’s my call- Yellow Daisies

KATHERINE BURT-ROBINSON As a young girl I spent many weekends at my grandmother’s house in Johannesburg. My grandfather died two years before I was born, and ever since Granny had lived alone in the house in which my father had grown up. She was, for the most part, a relatively bland person – every Friday […]