As the month of March draws to an  end  i can’t help but ponder what comes next.For me April has always been full of life changing events. Both positive and negative. However with age I no longer have time for negative energy. I wait in anticipation…..#positivevibesonly.

It’s actually the same with life actually. Encountering challenges should not matter. The way you respond to the challenge is what matters.

For gold to be pure it has to pass through fire.

Happy April



Down but not out

Its been a long four years at a tertiary institution .quite a lot of highs and lows.How best to describe it …except through a thriller….

Yes.Coming soon to your nearest book shops.By yours truly …introducing    Chronicles Of Life by Fanele…..#bestsellerwannabe


Over the years i have been studying patterns in human behavior.I have come to one conclusion.If you decide to become different from those around you or your family ,you are usually misunderstood.The human race finds it extremely difficult to come to terms with the fact that someone may be different from the rest.

People are usually at pains to accept that this woman,this girl or that man is unique.Instead,what they don’t understand they usually call strange,crazy or bewitched.

“heeeehe,she is a woman why must she make decisions”

“she is just a girl ,why should she play FIFA”

“why should she understand politics,at her age,its unheard of”

Such statements piss me off.

This really pains me.We are all different and we can not be expected to do the same thing.As different as our names and our faces,so are we.

To those who are (like me) misunderstood by their community and their collegues,here is my advice….

believe in yourself

be strong

stand your ground

and before long you will notice that some will begin to understand you.

Fanele is a 22 year old social commentator and blogger.




It is with a bubbly heart that i write this post.I have been off line for some time now,what with the dissertation and all.However im back.

All along i was just living my life and taking each day as it came.I had no sense of direction whatsoever.However.all that has changed.I have found a purpose,i have found something to live for.Yes, i have found solace in the house of the Lord!It was a surprise for me too but i feel so good.

Change is inevitable and it is a part of our lives.Do what makes you happy because you only live once.Its what i wake up to do,teaching ,preaching the Word with power,changing lives.

I have found my purpose.Have you?


Fanele is social commentator and motivational speaker.She can be reached on 0776697738

Globalisation and Independence

Globalisation has been a cause for concern especially now in the 21st century.Some scholars believe that contemporary globalisation trends further enhance entrapment and exploitation.Today i’m going to discuss globalisation and independence from a different perspective.Independence and globalisation is usually associated with politics,economics and international relations.However i’m going to talk about globalisation and independence in relation to the family and social life

The world is quickly becoming a global village and so is the family and the society.In a quest to find solace in the community,the youth are engaging in some projects in a move meant to alleviate poverty.The family will be trying to help but falling short hence the youth will come up with measures in a globalised world to make life easier.

However ,that has proven disastrous for many.The moment one tries to work for him/herself,the parents will wean the child off believing that he/she is now independent and able to take care of her own self.This has in many cases proven problematic because sometimes the child would have gotten a part time not paying much.Although the job will be over people don’t often understand that the child still needs support or rather they choose to ignore that fact because for them it will have become a mentality that the child is independent.Such mentalities are very dangerous and detrimental to the well being of the family.It becomes a challenge to the child to make ends meet at the same time it becomes a disappointment .The parents on the other hand will be so proud that due to the globalized world,the child has quickly become an independent adult ,not knowing that inside the child is dying.

xoxo food for thought

Fanele is a motivational speaker and a social commentator.She can be reached on fanele1993@gmail.com

The Miracle

Went to church on a Sunday and felt like the preacher was speaking to me alone.have you ever felt like you are alone in a building full of people?Yeah,that’s how i felt like.Anyway,the Lord is a forgiver,repent for the time is near.The Lord loves us unconditionally and this issue of the love of God made reflect on some issues.God is not like man,no child asked for bread and was given a stone by the father.Our heavenly Father loves us so much.Even if we stray away from Him,he will still care for us.The bible says as Christ loved us and died for us,we should also love one another.How does love express itself?Love expresses itself in kindness,humility,compassion and long suffering.Even if you speak in tongues of angels but have no love,you are simply making a noise.Even if you pay thousands in tithes but have no love for your fellow human beings,you are just wasting your time.

May the good Lord help us and give us this miracle called love.

Fanele is a 22year old student and social commentator

“you cannot separate politics from religion”-unknown

The next big thing in political philosophy

Gone are the days of Plato,Confucious,Hegel and other philosophers.The future is here,the future is now.We are demanding African solutions for our African problems

It is my desire to feed Africa with home grown solutions through the use of revised Western ideas at the same time using them for Africa’s advantage.

To qoute my long gone favourite philosopher,”quality is not an act,it is a habit”-Aristotle

Fanele Maqele

Politics and Public Management

Monday Blues

Eeeyew!Its a Monday and I’m back to fill you in with that touching information. I don’t really like Mondays, what with waking up early and being in the weekend mood.
Anyway, first things first.Let’s continue our chat about our very own Lazarus.
Heehe…I can’t help chuckling each time I think of him.
Alright ,alright back to the presence.Today I’m going to talk about my first meeting ever with Lazarus.
It was on a Thursday. I was enjoying my lunchbreak alone in the office.My two coworkers had gone out to grab a bite.I had told them that I wasn’t feeling like eating. I don’t know if they believed me or not.Because the truth is I did not have a penny to buy lunch.
I was just sitting thinking tender thoughts of home.Suddenly, I had that feeling that someone is watching me intensely. I slowly raised my head and all my goodness… I was looking straight in the eyes of the most captivating human male I have ever seen.My heart rose from its place and settled on my throat.
He was of medium height with slightly broad shoulders. His eyes were of an intense brown,portraying a sign of intelligence underneath them.It was the kind of eyes in which one could easily lose themselves.
His face was handsome and he had a complexion to die for. His lips were slightly parted revealing a set of perfect white teeth.
He was putting on a black sports jacket with the words PORTUGAL boldly printed. All this while our eyes were interlocked.
Without a word,he bolted into my office.
He greeted me and I could see that he was not at ease with himself.
“I’m sorry for coming into your office like that but I just had to”,he began.
“What can I do for you?”,I asked politely.
“Can I have your phone number?”He said, in a voice which sounded like the calm breeze before a storm.
“Who are you?”,I said with a deep frown on my face.
“Oh pardon my manners,my name is Lazarus and I work in the next building.I was just passing by eeh uuhm and then I saw you uuhm and I thought I should just come in and find out who this beautiful lady is .Sorry..”
I could not help smiling. He was looking so sincere and that very moment he touched my heart for good.
“I’m Melanie and I work here”,I replied calmly although my heart was beating so fast as if I was falling down mountain Kilimanjaro.
He once again asked for my number and I quickly gave him at the same time trying so hard not to appear over eager.

So this is how I met Lazarus,, the man who was to hold a part of me.The man who was to change the way I think and behave by a long shot.

to be continued