Hilary Clinton’s concession speech

As women, we still have a long way to go, but her candidacy has shown us great victory and bravery.

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My favourite part of Hilary’s concession speech.

“You will have successes and setbacks, too. This loss hurts, but please, never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it. Nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion.

Now, I know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but someday, someone will, and hopefully sooner than we might think right now.

And to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.”

#Womandla

DJ with a difference- Rudzi Sadiki

I caught up with Rudzi Sadiki, a well traveled, tall, dark  bloke who can speak nine languages, as described by himself. I’m pretty sure he left out the word “handsome” to not pose as a triple threat to guys out there, but went on to say they write fairytales about him. I don’t know who “they” are and if you want to know, perhaps you should follow him on Twitter. We chatted about his music addiction and  journey through life as a newbie in the industry and touched on elections, for control .

 

SS: What is your greatest achievement to date?

Rudzi: My greatest achievement was being the resident DJ on SABC 1’s hit music show Jika Majika in 2011

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SS: What are your views on women entering the DJ/Music industry world?

Rudzi: There is a increasing number of very talented ladies entering the music industry. Its only a matter of time before they can shine and show that the industry is very open to female producers, deejays and vocalists. The likes of Dj Zinhle, Dj Sue, Miss Pru, Ms Cosmo and Lady Lea have done it and are key examples.   

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SS: If you weren’t dj-ing, how would you be spending your time?

Rudzi: I would be working as a designer or scoring movies and short films for local production companies

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SS: What motivates you?

Rudzi: I hate losing so everything I do I try not to disappoint myself or anyone that supports me.

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SS:  Our fifth national and provincial elections came and went, any comments about “born free-dom”,  South Africans, democracy?

Rudzi: Politics are personal and emotional for most people so the most important thing was for people to exercise their right by voting and contributing towards the future of South Africa. You can’t complain if you didn’t vote

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Thank you Mr DJ for playing along! (My Brenda Fassie rendition LOL)

Anyway, Rudzi is based in Durban and can sometimes be spotted in Johannesburg. For more artistic expression and picking of his right-side of the brain, check out his Tumblr .

 

For the leaders of our country, Forgive them Father-Lauryn Hill

This song is about the power that people covet and desire. The way they manipulate things to suit their needs. They pretend to be your friends even close as a brother and in so doing they gain access and an upper hand. Their ulterior motives are masqueraded as love, service delivery, homage being paid to late veterans and so on.

This storyline became so real and tangible over the past weekend where we, as South Africans, were granted a last chance to register for elections. Politicians pulled out all the stops to make sure we know how busy they are creating better lives for all. Although violent protests and boycotts, due to lack of service delivery in various parts of country, were being exercised, it spoke volumes of the dire living conditions of many people who after 20 years of democracy still know no freedom.

I’m praying for a change in the political climate of our country, for our leaders, citizens, homes and just for all kinds of relationships.

This goes far beyond our country. This starts in our homes. This starts with self.

Though I say I am apolitical it doesn’t mean that I’m unconscious.

This song hit home, the silver lyrical lining encapsulates the dark cloud (of judgment)

Read the lyrics.