thought of the day

The worst thing about that kind of prejudice… is that while you feel hurt and angry and all the rest of it, it feeds you self-doubt. You start thinking, perhaps I am not good enough

Nina Simone



thought for the day

“If God had wanted man to play soccer, he wouldn’t have given us arms”. 
Mike Ditka

Well done Bafana on your technical win from the worse soccer fan in the world.  I want to believe – so make it through the next round



” To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough.  But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes the person pone desires to be.”  Anna Louise Strong (thanks to our friend True Jones.)


Happy 2013 Miyela

It may have taken us a few days but we are finally ready for the whirlwind that will be 2013.  Happy new year everyone.  I can already feel 2013 is going to be an adventure and we look forward to laughing  judging, doing, loving and proving every rule that say we can’t wrong. Our task remains the same, to push the boundaries  to get young people working on being a part of the solution and to prove that power is not in the seats of political power but on the streets, in your class rooms, in your homes and the optimism that drives us all to believe we can be and do more.  So here is to us – here is to force that drives history.


in 2013 Miyela will continue doing its work to support high school learners by offering tutoring and academic support.  Nothing in the world has been more revolutionary than making sure that those kids who were already written off proved that they are still in the game and that they are thinking, doing and productive individuals.  This my friends, awareness in the African child that they are worthy is our revolution – it may not have fire works but it the one that will be sustained and can not be taken over.


We are working on the 2013 Mzansi spelling bee and making sure that South Africa averts the literacy crisis we are creating   we will arm our little ones with the power of words.  We will take ownership of South Africa, One word at a time, one child at a time.

still life

We will continue hosting our Mic Check dialogues and we hope you will join us as we enter into dialogue, debate and craft together the mature of the society we dream of.  It is our mission to keep our liberties to speak truth to power by doing so and using the rights.  The only way yo protect our rights is to keep using them.


We will never do any of this alone.  We need all of you to take part in whatever way you can; by tutoring, being part of the bee of simply being brave enough to have an opinion about something, anything.