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Survivor Mamelodi and the limits of empathy

Ena and Julian Hewitt were both 15 years old in 1994. Ninety-four, that sluggishly revered year which we consider to be our glorious break from the horrors of the past. I imagine that they were brought up well. The comforts of a suburban white, middle-class life in check: a good education and great future prospects….

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A journey of a 1000 miles starts with peanut butter cookies

It all started with some peanut butter cookies. A couple of years ago, with nothing else planned one Saturday morning, my husband Julian suggested we make some peanut butter cookies and visit Leah our cleaning lady at her shack in Mamelodi. With a 2-year-old helping make the cookies, we set off into the unknown. Leah…

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