Mpho Maboi

A young South African’s decision

This is so long overdue from me. I’ve been watching the country’s political scene, and I must say it was quite interesting to be living in these times. Now all the drama has gone by and one sits back and wonders if the ruling party feels that we as citizens are stupid or if it…

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To therapy or not to therapy …

Lately I feel as though I am going through life angrily. I have no idea what the problem is, but I seem to snap and explode at the simplest of provocations. For the first time in my life I have even considered therapy. Thing is, I don’t believe in sitting in front of someone I…

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Confused youth

You know at times when you go through something, you tend to think that you are the only one going through it, until you talk to someone and discover that you are not. Having gone to what have come to be known as Model C schools, I have always felt as though I don’t quite…

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Rage in SA: What has gone wrong?

You now time and again, when I read about how kids find school unsafe, I wonder what in the hell is going on in this country. I can’t believe I’m going to say this but here goes. When I was back in school, such things would never happen. The worst that would happen would be…

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Property versus renting among the youth

I am currently in the process of buying a home. It has been one of the most time-consuming and irritating times of my life; not only because the prices of houses are ridiculous, but also due to the fact that banks make it almost impossible for one to get a home loan. One is treated…

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I agree with the MP

I must say that when I first heard about parliamentarian George Lekgetho’s request — or was that suggestion — to legalise prostitution, I was quite impressed, contrary to everyone else’s reaction. I was happy that someone had finally spoken up about this matter. What I find interesting is how many people have since attacked or…

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Living in the past

Some time ago I was reading the Yfm page on Facebook and, I must say, I was not surprised at the number of people who are still complaining about the changes that have taken place at the station, two years down the line. This got me wondering why it is that people are just so…

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