SA fights Racism on Social Media

Government are looking to improve laws that involve hate speech. There has been yet another resurgence of racist social media post on Twitter and Facebook. The varying post comes hot on the heels of Human Rights Day, causing many South Africans to ask for change. The South African government has released a statement condemning these disruptive post and plan to take criminal action against anyone they believe are undermining the gains made towards social cohesion, nation-building and strengthening the democracy, stating that these post goes against the constitution and causes social tension. Government taking action Government are actively making changes to prevent hate speech. The Department of Justice is in the process of finalizing the National Action Plan against Racism and Related Intolerances, which they believe will strengthen the fight against racism. The Bill to prevent and fight hate crimes and hate speech is also in the process of being […]

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Latest News: What my year looks like

Hi guys, For a while now I’ve been feeling rather down about my blog, presumably because I haven’t posted in quite some time. But I am here to assure you that it wasn’t all my fault and life simply decided to get in the way. I officially started my final-year at University, which not only means I’ll be fully dedicated to my studies but I’ll also be interning at a Media House from June onwards. I’m finally going to put all the skills I’ve obtained over the pass two years to work. But what does this mean for my blog? It doesn’t mean I’m done and hanging up the review gloves but it does mean that I’ll be posting less. However, I am still active on both Twitter and Instagram regularly. So feel free to contact me on those sites ( see icons and sidebar for direct links ). I […]

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Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland

Henry Page has never been in love. He fancies himself a hopeless romantic, but the slo-mo, heart palpitating, can’t-eat-can’t-sleep kind of love that he’s been hoping for just hasn’t been in the cards for him—at least not yet. Instead, he’s been happy to focus on his grades, on getting into a semi-decent college and finally becoming editor of his school newspaper. Then Grace Town walks into his first period class on the third Tuesday of senior year and he knows everything’s about to change. Grace isn’t who Henry pictured as his dream girl—she walks with a cane, wears oversized boys’ clothes, and rarely seems to shower. But when Grace and Henry are both chosen to edit the school paper, he quickly finds himself falling for her. It’s obvious there’s something broken about Grace, but it seems to make her even more beautiful to Henry, and he wants nothing more than to […]

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Around the world, black hand prints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war. Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”, she speaks many languages – not all of them human – and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out. When beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose […]

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The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites. Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He […]

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Theory Rant: Throne of Glass 6

After finishing Empire of Storms a few days after Christmas, naturally I had a bunch of theories I needed to share. Everything was ending and the group was endanger but how were they going to get out of this? My poor OTPs were ruined and it was the penultimate book. So I decided to rather share my theories before they drive me insane. However, if you still haven’t read Empire of Storms or any Throne of Glass book, you should be warned that I will be discussing theories that have major spoilers. Please refrain if you can and click exit because trust me, the surprise is better when reading it yourself. Let’s start by my favourite ship, Elide and Lorcan. Their story seems pretty predictable and I love that about it. When Lorcan offered to accompany Rowan and Gavriel to save Aelin, I thought the 3 Fae warriors could take […]

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Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don’t. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear. Aelin’s journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down? “Even when this world is a forgotten whisper of dust between the stars, I will always love you.” – Sarah […]

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Books I’m Thankful for in 2016

It’s been a year of ups and downs when it comes to books I’ve read but fortunately for me, I have also read some of my favourite books this year. This year I’ve read books of absolutely amazing and thoughtful characters, worlds made up that’s stretched my imagination and love stories that for once I believe. I decided to share the books I’m most thankful for in 2016, a list that believe me did not take long to conjure up. It’s no secret that the authors on my list have been fan favourites ( in my opinion royalty ) for years. 1. A Court of Mist & Fury by Sarah J. Maas One could blame my favourite book of the year to the fact that I just completed a re-read of it but those of us that adored this book, which was also voted Goodreads book of the year for […]

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Book Review: The Siren by Kiera Cass

“You must never do anything that might expose our secret. This means that, in general, you cannot form close bonds with humans. You can speak to us, and you can always commune with the Ocean, but you are deadly to humans. You are, essentially, a weapon. A very beautiful weapon. I won’t lie to you, it can be a lonely existence, but once you are done, you get to live. All you have to give, for now, is obedience and time…” The same speech has been given hundreds of times to hundreds of beautiful girls who enter the sisterhood of sirens. Kahlen has lived by these rules for years now, patiently waiting for the life she can call her own. But when Akinli, a human, enters her world, she can’t bring herself to live by the rules anymore. Suddenly the life she’s been waiting for doesn’t seem nearly as important […]

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Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven

Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for every possibility life has to offer. In that moment, I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything.  Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can’t recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers […]

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