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Do you know someone who needs some encouragement? Don’t stop hoping for a better tomorrow.

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Di Smith spoke on Wild Coast FM 98.6 MHz about the Support Our Public Protector campaign. For those of you who missed out on this interview you can listen to it above:

Ooops!! Once again I am reminded that I am the older generation who were not born IT literate. In the interview with Taresh Harreeparshad on Lotus FM this morning I messed up! I told people that those who support the Online March on the 18th November will have their profile pics replaced with the banner “We Support Our Public Protector” […]

In Inanda, where Nelson Mandela cast the first democratic vote, the portrait of Thuli Madonsela was destroyed and Gasak, South Africa’s well-renown Graffiti artist, threatened. Each of us can continue Mandela’s legacy. Join The Online March SMS your message of support to 38321. Upload your selfie with #WeThePeople.

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“In the book You’re Awesome by Di Smith Chapter Six called “Conquer Your Fear” starts with the same quote by Theodore Roosevelt as appeared in this article from The Mercury. Many people in South Africa are striding back into the arena with courage. Thuli Madonsela and her team are one such example. There are others still, some in the business […]

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Thuli Madonsela’s Letter to Her 16-Year Old Self

In 2012, O’s editor Sam Page put together a collection of letters, written by South Africans, to their teenage selves. This letter to her 16-year old self gives us a touching insight into Thuli Madonsela’s life before she was the Public Protector that we know and love. – Source Dear Thuli It is April 2012, 5 months before our big […]

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Whoever told you that the grass is more beautiful than the trees?

Whoever told you that the grass is more beautiful than the trees? Does the tree think it is more important than the grass because it is tall and solid? Would the grass believe that its role on earth is more important than the trees? The very idea of the two comparing themselves to each other is crazy – yet we […]

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Really, Don’t Panic!

In 2008 Alan Knott-Craig compiled the first Don’t Panic as a response to the overwhelming reaction he received to an email sent to staff at iBurst, where he was MD at the time. His words touched a nerve in South Africa and that email went viral.

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What is beauty? When you #MeetSouthAfrica you’ll reconsider what you think you know. Come with us and experience South Africa. Be embraced by the warmth of her people. Be energised by her natural wonders. Let the beat of this nation awaken your soul. Whether it’s a wildlife adventure you’re after, or an experience you’ll never forget, this is a place […]

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In your life what is it that you desire most? Ever wondered what people want exactly? Why some people have plenty of money and it’s still not enough? This brilliant advert may not be the answer, but it could be a starting point for you to do certain things… to find the answer yourself. Thai Life Insurance – Thai Good […]

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I Love Madiba

We were so privileged to have had Nelson Mandela lead our country over our transmission to democracy. Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called for us South Africans to be Mandela’s memorial, not by building stone monuments, but by working together, all of us, in ways that would embody all that Nelson Mandela stood for. The one gift you and I can […]

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“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, The chance to draw back. Always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) There is one elementary truth. The ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: That the moment one definitely commits oneself Then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one That would never otherwise have […]

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