The role of Organisation Development practitioners in creating an inclusive and equitable society

September 13th, 2019|0 Comments

The past month has been a difficult, challenging and shocking time for people living in South Africa. As many of the xenophobic attacks and brutal cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) have played out in society at large, organisations have been affected in many different ways. As a practitioner I [...]

Leadership Journey Inspiration

May 9th, 2018|0 Comments

As programme coordinator and co-facilitator for the Women’s Leadership Development Programme at the University of Johannesburg, I had my first opportunity to join the women participants for a lunchtime session.  Lunchtime sessions are formalised gatherings hosted by the women on the programme with guest speakers.  Topics are of feminist agenda, [...]

Biko for White People

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

At Aephoria Partners we use the work of Steve Biko in our leadership development processes and are often asked by participants: what relevance does Biko have for white people – did he not say that white people have no role to play in the struggle – was he not racist? Well, here is one very simple answer to this question based on my interpretation of his work.

Absent fathers – Always present

October 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Some of us had absent fathers or absent mothers. The migrant labour system, long hours at work, Apartheid Separate Development, the shifting of traditional cultural norms, addictions and violence have meant that many of us grew up with an absent father/authority figure or one that was unpredictably present in our lives.